Does Black Lives Matter

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A famous quote by Dr.Martin Luther King say’s “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter”. Some people say that African Americans shouldn't say that black lives matter, because “all lives matter”. In this day and age it seems that all lives matter, with the exception of black lives. Many people voice an opinion opposing “Black Lives Matter”, but have they notice what has been happening to African American males and females when they are approached by law enforcement? For years its has shown that law enforcement have forgotten that “all lives matter”. Black Lives Matter actually has a good purpose because it brings attention
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In 1972, 161 U.S. residents were incarcerated in prisons and jails per 100,000 population; by 2007, that rate had more than quintupled to a peak of 767 per 100,000. From its high point in 2009 and 2010, the population of state and federal prisoners declined slightly in 2011 and 2012. Still, the incarceration rate, including those in jail, was 707 per 100,000 in 2012, more than four times the rate in 1972. In absolute numbers, the prison and jail population had grown to 2.23 million people, yielding a rate of incarceration that was by far the highest in the world. The majority of those incarcerated were african…show more content…
The intent of the campaign — evident in comments by politicians like Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina, Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin and Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky — is to cast the phrase “Black Lives Matter” as an inflammatory or even hateful anti-white expression that has no legitimate place in a civil rights campaign.” This tarnished view of the black lives matter movement is intended to distract people from the real problem of what's going on
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