How Bay Area Activists Harness the Power of White Privilege in Border Protests

11 min
Two women close their eyes during a prayer for separated families. The women were among 2,500 who rallied at the Otay Mesa detention facility in Southern California on June 23. (John Sepulvado/KQED)

No one knows how to run a protest like Bay Area activists. In fact, faith leaders and Black Lives Matter activists from the Bay brought their strategies to the U.S.-Mexico border near San Diego to protest family separation at a detention facility for parents who've had their children taken from them. One recent protest highlighted a surprising tactical twist: how to use white people and their privilege to sway more people to join their resistance.

Guest: John Sepulvado, host of KQED's The California Report

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