Portland Activists Built Resilience Fund Inspired By Racial Justice Protests

Posted on AllSides April 12th, 2021
From The Left

As some of the most contentious Black Lives Matter protests of 2020 erupted in Portland, Ore., last spring, 29-year-old Cameron Whitten started getting a deluge of messages. Friends from all corners of his life were checking in on him.

"At first I was like, 'Did something happen to me?' " says Whitten. Realizing people were just concerned about his well-being, he reached out to other Black people to ask: "Are you having white people message you too?"

It wasn't just that people were wanting to discuss with him the killing...

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