Injustices in America has been going on for too long. People forget that slavery was one hundred and fifty-one years ago, that segregation was fifty-one years ago. There is a need for minority voices to speak up and what better voice than a movement. The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s provided civil rights to all people of color and #BlackLivesMatter is trying to repeat. #BlackLivesMatter was created after the death of Trayvon Martin. This is a voice for the black community against the anti-Black racism that permeates our society. It is a call for Black on Black love instead of Black on Black crime, a call for black men to step up and take their place in the community, in society. Black Lives Matter makes the conversation happen, it brings up the conversation about state violence in which Black people are intentionally left powerless at the hands of
In the wake of the 2014 grand jury decision to not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the death of eighteen-year-old Michael Brown, social media activists from around the world vented their anger and sadness about the result with the Black Lives Matter hashtag. While there were many documented cases of police brutality before Michael Brown’s death, this was the one that truly popularized the Black Lives Matter Movement (Acosta). The Black Lives Matter movement is “working for a world where Black lives are no longer systematically and intentionally targeted for demise” (About), as well as highlighting the contributions Black lives have made to society.
Since America was founded, African Americans have been treated unfairly. This was changed drastically when slavery was abolished and even more when they got Civil Rights. Despite change and triumph, to this day there are still setbacks and the need for equality is as prominent as it has ever been. Because of this, movements like #BlackLivesMatter are necessary and progressive. Black Lives Matter is not a racist movement and is necessary to the fight for equality.
For decades black Americans have been treated as animals, looked at as if they are monsters, and killed like bugs. Actions like Police brutality and racism is what caused Black Lives Matter. The creation of the Black Lives Matter was a response by the black community to give a voice to black Americans affected by the increase of wrongful deaths due to the law enforcements and vigilantes across the country. This has been going on for so long that it seems like we are stuck in the past. For years, even decades black Americans have had to live the struggle of being equal. Even when things are going good and we think we finally have the same rights, something happened to change that. It is time to shed a light on the real purpose of Black Lives Matter and why they are important to today's society.
Social movements are vital to the establishment of our societies, and they way we are governed. Social movements help the less privileged band together to create a stronger voice among a sea of political correctness and unlawfully rule that the public supposedly have to abide by without question. Movements create this new form of platform that, if done successfully, are able to create a worldwide frenzy where people from across all walks of life, including politicians, academics, the less fortunate, the homeless, doctors, etc, are able to come together to create change, or to start to create change on a matter that is close to their hearts. One of these matters that has come up in recent years that has been an ongoing battle for centuries upon centuries is Black Lives Matter (Although named various things throughout time such as black civil rights). Black Lives Matter is a movement that started back in 2012 after George Zimmerman was acquitted for his crime against a 17 year old boy named Trayvon Martin, and Trayvon was then put on trial for his own murder (Garza, A. 2014, p. 1.). This crime was just the tipping point for three women who wanted to see a change in the way black lives were/are treated. Black Lives Matter is one of the most important socio-political movements of our time, and this is why it is an important movement to connect with and understand. Throughout, I will be going through the strategies and the tactics Black Lives Matter advocates and cofounders have
A necessary and common fight for equality has been one that has survived throughout all of man’s existence. Due to recent racial divide and the product of racial profiling, a movement has risen up to combat these common issues. The most recent and most well-covered is the Black Lives Matter Movement. Even though it has been lauded by some media sources and individuals as the next great movement to champion for civil rights, the Black Lives Matter movement is not the same as the African-American Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s nor is it likely to be as successful. If the Black Lives Matter Movement continues with discrepancies in ideology, lack of clear leadership, and trends of hate, the movement is doomed to fail.
In the United States, there has been many cases of Racial injustice. From the beginning of the start of the United States of America it was the injustice to the Native Americans being captured and used for slave labor while their bison be slaughtered for sportsmanship. But this paper is on the specific race of the African Americans. There are many races that have been racially profiled and ostracized by the English people. But the treatment that African Americans have endured even till this day is disheartening. African Americans have gone through enslavement during the early 1600’s to the mid 1800’s. Then the African Americans were obstructed by the Jim Crow laws creating the ‘Separate but Equal” propaganda during the late 1800’s into the 1960’s. After the abolishment of the Jim Crow Laws, people were considered equal until the recent actions of many police officers using deadly force on African American youths in the early 2000’s.
Imagine the idea of living in a society where you are segregated from your peers as a result of the colour of your skin. Envision living in a place that you no longer wish to call home because the people around you are being eradicated left right and center.
Over 100 years ago, the term slaves arose when blacks were separated from their families and freedom. They were forced into hard working labor and all rights obtained previously was confiscated by white individuals. Approximately 50 years ago, the Civil Rights movement was conducted in order to restore the equal rights under the American law. Currently, those of color are still constantly fighting to regain rights and justice that was seized from them years ago. Approximately 5 years ago, the Black Lives Matter movement became an active nationwide organization involved to protecting the lives of African Americans, all occurring due to the unjustifical death of Trayvon Martin. Unlike other civil rights movements, the Black Lives Matter
There are many problems that exist in the world, whether that be political, economic, or even social issues. These issues can affect individuals, both directly and indirectly, in doing so can lead to detrimental effects on society. One way to get involved in an issue and help spread awareness is through a movement. There are many movements in the world where people stand up and fight for a cause they believe in, in doing so can bring about change that leads to a better world. In specifically the Black Lives Matter movement is a global platform that helps black communities when they are faced with injustice. Black communities are faced with inequality, injustice, racialization and many more struggles that other communities don’t have an issue
According to a Guardian study, young African-American men were nine times more likely to be killed by police enforcement than any other American, which recorded a tally of 1,134 deaths in 2015. After many incidents of innocent black people dying by the hands of police enforcement, America is forced to realize important narrative of race and inequality. The Black Lives Matter movement was formed to combat and expose racism and anti-blackness in the United States. Ever since its birth, many have joined the movement; creating and organizing protests, speaking against anti-blackness. But in contrast, many others have criticized BLM, calling it a “terrorist” organization and a hate group. The Black Lives Matter movement being classified as a terrorist or hate group is a misjudge argument and a malevolent narrative.
The widely popular and controversial Black Lives Matter Movement not only draws attention to police brutality against black bodies, it also expose institutional racism seen within the public school system. Therefore, this movement becomes a valuable opportunity for both teachers and students to discuss race relations in classroom. So, how can classrooms benefit from and contribute to this movement? Studies show that if classrooms actively engage in relevant social issues teachers can improve the quality of instruction and actually maximizes students’ learning experience (Perlstein, 2002). A successful example of a revolution beginning in the classroom happened at the Black Panther Party’s Oakland Community School (OCS) established in 1971 (formerly
The killings of African Americans by police officers is an outrage they are here to protect and serve not hurt, harm, or kill. According to Mapping Police Violence. Com in 2015 37% of unarmed people killed by police were black. I believe that the police are being paid to protect, but they are doing the opposite. It is true that all lives matter but at the same time the only lives that are being affected are the black lives. I believe that there is a lot of racial injustice in the world and ethnic profiling, judging people because of the color of their skin is just wrong. The overall killings of unarmed people that are African Americans are racial injustice and must stop.
The Black Lives Matter movement has swept across America. It 's branched out with chapters in over 31 cities and held rallies and boycotts across the United States(Sidner). The Black Lives Matter movement started with the outrage of the death of a young man. It continues to take over headlines and raise awareness on police brutality and inequality. However, the movement has met resistance from the All Lives Matter group. This group thinks that Black Lives Matter is a movement to express hatred towards other races. However, statistics, the views of fellow citizens, and the overall purpose of the Black Lives Matter movement, can prove that the movement wasn 't meant to express hate on other races and that we need to support the movement instead of going against it.
Is the Black Lives Matter movement good reason? To anwser, this stand torwards race discrimination is justified. This is because the things they go through compared to people who are not ethnic, are much more diffucult. From Brent Staples non-fiction essay, he explains the diffuculties of being a person of color. Even with “a discreet, uniflamatory distance” between him and the citizen, the stranger still fled in fear. That shows the unnessesary emotions directed at black people. During Clint Smiths TED Talk, he addresses as a little boy he couldnt even play outside with his friends without his father fearing the worst. This movement will prove that are precieving this race wrong. It doesnt make logical sense to let societies, citites, America’s,