Women’s March Organizer Felt March Participants were Selfish

, Spencer Irvine, 2 Comments

One of the organizers of the anti-Trump Women’s March on Washington, Tamika Mallory, took issue with the alleged selfishness of those who marched in Washington, D.C. The University of Pennsylvania hosted Mallory recently, and the school newspaper quoted Mallory as saying the following:

“They didn’t show up for Sandra Bland, they didn’t show up for Eric Garner,” Mallory said, “but because in this moment, everyone was so worried about how they could be personally impacted by Donald Trump’s presidency, everybody showed up in D.C. And for that moment, I felt alone … because I realized that the people who were there on Jan. 21 to a large degree were not there for me or other brown girls at all. They were there for themselves.”