From Invisible to Emoji: The Palestinian Flag and #BLM as Quick Activism

Is this so-called allyship here to stay, or will it return to the shadows like other trendy causes?

Growing up, I never saw the Palestinian flag outside my home or anyone proclaiming “Black lives matter!” Today, every so-called progressive and liberal puts it in their Twitter Bio.

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