A Look at Race in Manhattan Beach

Malissia Clinton: Why I Stayed After My House Was Firebombed

Dear TEDx’ers:

People all over the world are speaking out in support of black lives, including in Manhattan Beach. Supported by our City and Police Chief, residents have organized 2 peaceful protests. We have seen many messages of support for black lives in the windows of our businesses and from Manhattan Beach residents and students on social media.

It is important to remember that our community is not immune from racial injustice. In 2015, the Clinton family’s home was firebombed in the middle of the night. The Manhattan Beach community held a candlelight vigil for the Clintons in Metlox Plaza. Funds were raised for a reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible. And when the crime went unsolved, the family donated the reward money to educate students in Manhattan Beach about racial inequalities.

In 2016, Malissia Clinton gave a TEDxManhattanBeach talk so that we should never forget, and more importantly never give up fighting for black lives. Her talk is featured below. Please watch and share this talk with everyone you know and ask them to do the same. It is all of our responsibility to make sure that Black Lives Matter.


The TEDx Team


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