Black Lives Matter Of African Americans Essay

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When you turn on the news and are on social media you have probably seen noble things about Black Lives Matter and may have also seen corrupt things about Black Lives Matter, but the real question is who are they, what do they stand for, and are they as violent as the media portrays them to be? What started as a hashtag to end the oppression and killing of African-Americans has now turned into a vast movement that has activist all over the world calling to stop the problem of African-Americans being killed by police. Black Lives Matter is nothing more than a movement that wants to end the social injustices that African-Americans endure and to do that they go out and protest to try and get their point across but because of the news, social media, and people shouting, “Black Lives Matter” but violently protesting and starting riots, Black Lives Matter gets a debauched reputation for that and it isn’t their fault. Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi are probably names you have never heard of before, but they are the leading faces behind the Black Lives Matter movement. They started the Black Lives Matter movement after Trayvon Martin’s killer George Zimmerman was not acquitted for his actions in murdering Trayvon Martin. People used to believe that if you go to college and dress the right way, have a certain level of education, you would be spared,” said Erika Totten, the cofounder of the Washington, D.C., chapter of Black Lives Matter. “Now there’s a growing
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