Everyone across the globe has heard of the Black Lives Matter Movement. This movement wasn’t created to put down any other races. It was to show the government that Blacks will not stay silent while the police are gunning down innocent people. This movement has gained allies and enemies. The allies have done so much to keep this going. The enemies has done nothing but become the very thing we are taking a stand against. People must understand that this movement is too bring notice to what's been going on on and off camera. “See, “Black Lives Matter“ is trying to highlight that there is demonstrable evidence that black lives matter less than white lives to the criminal justice system (and the American government
History, especially in regards to issues of race, is a repetitive thing. There are recurring events just with different faces, places, and circumstances consuming the individuals of the communities we live. Once where the black communities started to form their own progressive movements and make a name for themselves in America they are now regressing back to a time where justice for the black community only seems to be something we dream, hope, and fight for. Reading “The Fire this Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race” by Jesmyn Ward made me open my eyes to a different reality one that I think I tried to believe did not exist to appease the fantasy that one day we would all be seen as truly equals. In reality, we are not equals. We live in a world that constantly tries to demean people of
But when you have seen vicious mobs lynch your mothers and fathers at will and drown your sisters and brothers at whim; when you have seen hate filled policemen curse, kick, brutalize, and even kill your black brothers and sisters with impunity ; when you see the vast majority of your twenty million Negro brothers smothering in an air-tight cage of poverty in the midst of an affluent society; when you suddenly find your tongue twisted and your speech stammering as you seek to explain to your six-year-old daughter why she can't go to the public amusement park that has just been advertised on television, and see tears welling up in her little eyes when she is told that Funtown is closed to colored
I think black lives matter because they're no different than other races there just a different skin color but they are the in the same in the inside also Cops are shooting them for no reason, white people a bombing their houses,Trump says bad thing about black people, The KKK were killing black people.
If I were to travel in time to 1950 and share the news that there would be a black president within the next century, chaos would arise. People then did not seem to realize that there is no white and black, no race: only humans. According to an New York Times article, “Poll Finds Most in U.S. Hold Dim View of Race Relations” by Kevin Sack and Megan Thee-Brenan, the election of a black president has bettered the idea of race relation. An increase of people are beginning realize that capability is not directly affected by the color of skin.
When you hear “Black Lives Matter” someone else will try to refute your argument with “All Lives Matter.” The context of “Black Lives Matter” is not that other lives don’t have worth. The context of “Black Lives Matter” is that the value of black lives remains under assault in the United States. When people say, “Black Lives Matter,” they are acknowledging an important context that involves several centuries of slavery, civil rights, mass incarceration and brutality. It highlights the value of black lives because historically, this country often ignored that value. The problem with saying “All Lives Matter,” it that it ignores the context. There is a difference between saying something is true and something is relevant. For example, it’s like going to a Cancer fundraiser and screaming ‘There are other diseases too!’ Or when a parent says,” I love my son,” you don’t say “What about your daughter? Don’t you love all your children?” When a person says, “Black Lives Matter” we should not say “All Lives Matter.” It is an attempt to diminish the ongoing reality of white supremacy in America. It’s a demeaning way of other people’s stories. And yes, some people associate themselves with #blacklivesmatter have called for police deaths. But the cries of few groups do not invalidate an entire
Black lives matter! There have been so many black lives that have been taken this year. Black on black crimes vs white on white crimes are important to acknowledge. Yes, all live matter but African Americans matter more than others. It’s important to acknowledge the situation involving Alton Sterling, an African American who sold CDs and got shot severally because of a misunderstanding. It’s also important to acknowledge the case involving Dylann Roof, a Caucasian who killed 9 people and is still alive. Then, there’s the questions we ask ourselves: why is there mistreatment and brutality coming from police officers? Why do people stereotype African Americans? These are questions we ask ourselves and these are questions that need to be answered.
Some folks say and support “Black Lives” and others, “All Lives”. As time go on, things take a turn ‘for the worse’. The ‘turn for the worse’ is due to the mindset of many people and the mass media. With time should come justice, peace and common ground on what is happening, but what if no one is supportive or have no knowledge of what is to come? The saying of “All Lives Matter” is deleterious and ruinous to the “Black Lives Matter” movement and support and to the black community by deteriorating their beliefs, livelihood, and mentality.
“Saying #AllLivesMatter is like running through a cancer fundraiser & saying ‘There’s other diseases too,’” says a source in Daniel Victor’s article. The Black Lives Matter campaign supporters believe every life is equally important as the next. Contrariwise, they also believe not every life goes through the same troubles. Therefore, they deem attention and support should go to the lives that are in need of immediate backing. All lives do matter but as of right now the lives of Black Americans are in need of support. The Black Lives Matter Campaign is not meant to put down other races it is meant to bring up a race that is being put down. It is meant to help people who are in need. Victor’s Audience are people who blindly believe the term “All Lives Matter” is helping society. Through esteemed sources, an intelligent choice of audience and emotional appeal’s Daniel Victor effectively corroborates the “All
I refute that the phrase “Black Lives Matters” is saying that ONLY black lives matter. BLM is a movement, not a phrase to devalue another race. It is not taking away from the fact that all lives matter It’s simply stating that black lives matter too or in addition to all other lives. To sum up what the movement is saying or to paraphrase it from my little understanding is that Black people no longer want to be treated unequal as human beings. We want those who commit murder to be held accountable for their actions regardless of their race or the race of the victim. Too many times
The article “Black Lives and Blue Lives Matter” by Bryant Alston shows and represents the importance of black lives just like any other, police brutality, also showing how no matter the color of one’s skin, it should not affect one in a negative way or agitate others to want to look over one just because a person of color seemed as a more ‘fitting’ person for such a crime instead of other non-black, or non-hispanic, person. I completely agree with Bryant Alston’s perspective on those cases, which regard race and ethnicity.
Many are unaware of the effects that race has played in their lives over the years. Some may not understand its implications, but are very oblivious to it. Race can influence such things like attitude and behavior. Nowadays being white or black means something more than just a Crayola color. No longer are they just colors, they are races with their own rules and regulations. People of color have been inferior to the white race for centuries. In their own way Zora Neale Hurston shows this concept in her story “How it feels to be Colored Me” as does Richard Wright in his autobiographical sketch “The Ethics of Living Jim Crow”.
Since the two police involved shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota, the people involved in the Black Lives Matter Movement brought posters, candles, and instruments to demonstrate that black lives do matter on July 8th and 9th. The largest protest occurred in Atlanta, which had over thousands of men, women, and children where they blocked traffic. Also, outside of the white house in D.C, hundreds of people were protesting, yelling things like “No Justice, no peace,” and “Black Lives Matter.”