Kevin Carter speaks at a Black Lives Matter rally outside of the Carmichael campaign headquarters of Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones.
Kevin Carter speaks at a Black Lives Matter rally outside of the Carmichael campaign headquarters of Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones. Andrew Seng aseng@sacbee.com
Kevin Carter speaks at a Black Lives Matter rally outside of the Carmichael campaign headquarters of Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones. Andrew Seng aseng@sacbee.com
Erika D. Smith

Erika D. Smith

Associate editor and editorial writer

A dumb, dangerous dismissal of Black Lives Matter

July 11, 2016 05:59 PM

UPDATED July 13, 2016 09:26 AM

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Erika D. Smith joined The Sacramento Bee in May 2015 after spending most of her career in the nebulous Midwest. She previously worked for The Indianapolis Star in Indiana, where, as metro columnist, she covered issues related to neighborhoods, community development, public safety and diversity. She also worked for five years at the Akron Beacon Journal in Ohio. She is a native of Cleveland.

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