Councilwoman Mitra Jalali on Black Lives Matter & anti-Blackness in the Iranian-American Community
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Councilwoman Mitra Jalali on Black Lives Matter & anti-Blackness in the Iranian-American Community

Mana and Assal sat down with Saint Paul Councilwoman, organizer, and former teacher Mitra Jalali one month after the brutal killing of George Floyd at the hands of police. Mitra spoke of her own experience as a Councilwoman close to the site of Floyd's murder and protests and the responsibility of non-Black Iranian Americans to support Black Lives Matter and confront the anti-Blackness within our own community.

 

Follow Mitra on Twitter @mitrajunjalali and check out this helpful post on Persian terms to talk about anti-Blackness here.

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