Boyega reminded the crowd that they’re a physical representation for the black men and women who have been killed because of police brutality including George Floyd, Sandra Bland, Trayvon Martin, and Mark Duggan.
Black men: We need to take care of our black women.
I can’t help but to think of Malcolm X’s famous speech from 1962 where he said, “The most disrespected person in America is the black woman.
However, I’d like to put a finer point on what Boyega said: Black women, cis and trans, need to be protected and honored in the community—and also within the scope of the larger movement.
It’s a hard-to-ignore fact: The death of cis black men tends to garner more media coverage and attention on social media than the deaths of cis, and especially trans, black women and men.