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Black Lives Matter Movement: Institutionalized Racism In The United States

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America has come a long way from its initial prejudices and has made strides to include people of all colors and origins. However, despite making progress, we are embarking on a new Civil Rights' movement which will me immortalized in our textbooks for future generations. I will be utilizing three various, distinct articles and show their correlation to past events of racism. Starting with institutionalized racism, how the election of Donald Trump has emboldened racists, and concluding with the Black Lives Matter movement that endeavors to rid the country of racial injustices.
Institutionalized Racism: The executive director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, Vincent Warren, submitted an article to The New York Times. Entitled "Structural
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After Zimmerman was acquitted of his crime, Garza posted a sentimental message on her Facebook page. "Black people. I love you. I love us. Our lives matter." It was Cullors who turned it into #BlackLivesMatter. It didn't take off immediately. It wasn’t until after the shooting of Michael Brown that it started to gain widespread coverage. Now it has 30 chapters, with a station in Canada and it still continues to grow. It was ranked number four on Time's Person of the Year list in…show more content…
In opposition, those who disagree with Black Lives Matter came up with All Lives Matter. However, if the phrase "all lives matter" were true, there would simply not be a need for Black Lives Matter because everything would be fair.
The best way I can explain it is in this scenario: You enroll your child into a school and other children are given preferential treatment and better resources and as a result, your child falls behind. You say to the administrators, "My child matters" and as a comeback, they say "All children matter". Yes, that is a true statement, but be that as it may, it does nothing to rectify the fact that your child is held at a disadvantage.
There are those who say, "It's 2016! Racism is not that big of a deal any longer!" It's still very much present. We have come a long way, but there are still many improvements to be made. I really do hope that when I am old and grey, we will have made enough advancement that the generations after us will live in a fair, non-discriminatory
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