Black Lives Matter acknowledged the nomination on Twitter as well, posting, “We hold the largest social movement in global history. Today, we have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. People are waking up to our global call: for racial justice and an end to economic injustice, environmental racism, and White supremacy. We’re only getting started [raised fist].”
He addressed those issues with The Guardian too, adding, “If we go 50 years back, those arguments also came up when Dr. Martin Luther King received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 — exactly the same arguments. And when twice the (African National Congress) leaders of South Africa received the Nobel Peace Prize, there were also incidents of violence. But you can’t use that as a counter-argument to say Mandela was not working for justice or peace.”
The Nobel Peace Prize winner will be select on in October and the ceremony is scheduled for Dec. 10, 2021.
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