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Black Lives Matter activist sees hope for the future

Reading Eagle: Ben Hasty | Shaun King speaks Wednesday evening before an image of Leopold von Ranke, a 19th century German historian, during a speech Wednesday night at in the Perkins Student Center auditorium at Penn State Berks. King, a prominent voice in the Black Lives Matter movement, agrees with Ranke’s view that humanity does not evolve but rather experiences peaks and valleys of nobility and ignobility.

Thursday November 16, 2017 12:01 AM

To Shaun King, a prominent voice in the Black Lives Matter movement, this point in time, this age of political hostility and racial discord, savage social media posts and tumultuous presidential tweets, has a name: He calls it The Dip.

Humanity does not gradually improve over time, over generations, but rather rises nobly and falls ignobly, peaks and plummets, a concept that King credits to a man he




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