Should there be a #brownlivesmatter movement?

Should there be a #brownlivesmatter movement?

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 29: Immigration reform advocates protest next to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), detention center on October 29, 2013 in New York City. The New York Immigration Coalition organized the demonstration and act of civil disobediance in protest of the daily deportation of more than 1,000 immigrants nationwide by the U.S. government. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images); Credit: John Moore/Getty Images

Do Latinos in the US suffer from a rage deficit? asks writer Héctor Tobar. That is the question posed in his recent New York Times opinion piece, which also ponders whether it’s time for a #brownlivesmatter movement. He put that question to college students in Los Angeles – with interesting results.

Some noted the strong tradition of civic engagement among Latinos. Others called the idea of adopting a #brownlivesmatter campaign cultural appropriation.

READ: Héctor Tobar’s Latinos’ Slow-Burn Anger