Bipartisan group of black leaders forms alternative to Black Lives Matter’s ‘antagonistic approach’

Bipartisan group of black leaders forms alternative to Black Lives Matter’s ‘antagonistic approach’

As Black Lives Matter continues its polarizing push onto the presidential campaign scene, a bipartisan group of black mayors, city councilors and community leaders is set to offer presidential candidates an alternative to the activist group’s “antagonistic approach.”

“To have a serious conversation about criminal justice reform, community policing, the militarization of police, the oxygen is being taken up by a group that doesn’t understand what it’s going to take to actually make this happen,” Ashley Bell, the Republican co-chairman of the 20/20 Club, says of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Bell’s group, which he co-founded earlier this year, is scheduled to host a presidential forum at Allen University Nov. 21-22 in hopes of creating a space for candidates of both parties to address racial disparities in the criminal justice system.

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