Missouri Activist Gives Viral Speech On Racial Injustice At Police Town Hall

Young woman’s speech on racial injustice in front of the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners has gone viral.

  • Keiajah “KJ” Brooks is the leader of the Kansas City Black Lives Matter movement and co-founder of the Chingona Collective.
  • Her speech received 9 million views in 48 hours and has been praised tremendously.

Keiajah “KJ” Brooks’ speech on racial injustice has gone viral.

The young woman’s speech in front of the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners was compelling and thought-provoking. As a result, it has attracted attention and reached nine million views in just 48 hours. Moreover, the speech has allowed Brooks to begin work as a community organizer and activist. The 20-year-old woman is the leader of the Kansas City Black Lives Matter movement and co-founder of the Chingona Collective. This collective, according to its Facebook page, is “a multicultural, queer-inclusive, intersectional organization led by black, indigenous, and latinx women who live lives dedicated to the liberation of our peoples domestically and abroad”.

Brooks spoke on behalf of “all the Black people who have been terrorized”.

According to Buzzfeed News, Brooks explained that she spoke on ‘behalf of “all the Black people who have been terrorized by the [Kansas City Police Department]” and described the board’s members as being complicit “in the brutalization and murder of Black people in Kansas City”.’ It is important to note that Kansas City has the 10th highest rate of police killings in the US, as per data from the Mapping Police Violence project.

Brooks’ speech can be seen below:

Unsurprisingly, Twitter users praised Brooks for her compelling speech.

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