George Floyd protests: What do ‘thug’, ‘white privilege’ and ‘ally’ mean?

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Discussion posted by: Arye ben-Shaoul

Ally. Thug. All lives matter. White privilege… Many of these terms about race and activism are controversial – and people often have different ideas about what certain phrases mean. Their life experiences will also affect how they define them. So Radio 1 Newsbeat’s been chatting with a couple of people for their interpretations and perspectives. Kehinde Andrews is professor of black studies at Birmingham City University, director of the Centre for Critical Social Research, founder of the Organisation of Black Unity, and co-chair of the Black Studies Association. JT Flowers is a 26-year-old American rapper, student and activist living in the UK, and Natasha March is an academic and activist from Manchester