WATCH: How to Handle Trolls on the Topic of Black Lives Matter

By Kenrya Rankin Jul 15, 2016

Despite video evidence to the contrary, it seems there is still a large portion of American citizens who think there is no need for the Black Lives Matter network and the work of organizers across the country. And nowhere do those people voice their displeasure more loudly than online, where falsehoods zip around like so many bullets from officers’ guns.

In an effort to help Black Lives Matter supporters combat the diversionary and often racist campaign against the movement, “Decoded” host Franchesca Ramsey pulled together top-notch, statistic-based responses to the four most common questions the trolls like to pose. So whether your coworker is asking you about “Black on Black crime” or some stranger on Twitter is painting activists as “anti-police,” the video above will help you shut down faulty reasoning. Good luck out there.