At age 34, Patrisse Khan-Cullors is already a veteran activist. She started as a teenage member of the Los Angeles Bus Riders Union, a group devoted to improving access to public transportation. That niche-sounding cause belies a radical agenda—one of the group’s slogans is “1,000 more buses, 1,000 less police,” and it successfully sued LA County in the 90s to block a fare increase on the grounds that it disproportionately harmed commuters of color. Khan-Cullors is still deeply concerned with inequality, but what animates her work isn’t transportation, but systemic and state violence against black people.
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