Social Media's Influence On Black Lives Matter

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Anyone watching the news, using social media, or walking down a street in a large city has most likely seen or heard the phrase “Black Lives Matter.” Black Lives Matter is an organization founded by Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi, but these are just the chief founders in the organization. The major reason that this organization formed is due to the shooting on February 26, 2012 in Sanford, Florida, of a black man named Trayvon Martin who was shot by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch member. Zimmerman went to court and was found not guilty for second degree murder. This caused an uproar of riots in the black community, making this the powder keg for the Black Lives Matter organization. Black Lives Matter was formed to …show more content…

“Whites, on the other hand make up more than eighty percent of the country's workforce, yet they make up nearly all farm managers and ranchers (ninety-six percent), construction managers (ninety-two percent), carpenters (ninety percent), and CEOs (ninety percent)” (Thompson). One thing that the media does not talk about is “black supremacy.” People clouded with the term white supremacy that it doesn't even cross their mind that there is such a thing of black supremacy in the world. Black supremacy is almost like that weird outfit that your friend is wearing, you know that she looks like a buffoon wearing it but you do not want to say anything to her in the chance that she would get offended. People do not want to bring up black supremacy due to the fact that they do not want to offend anyone, especially being that people are hypersensitive to most topics in the world …show more content…

In August 2015, the ratio of unarmed black men dying from police gunshots was seven-to-one compared to unarmed white men; the ratio was six-to-one by the end of 2015 (Aaron Bandler). Blacks are more likely to kill police officers than be killed by police officers. This is according to FBI data, which also found that forty percent of police killers are black. Also, police officers should be more afraid of blacks that blacks being afraid of police officers. The police officer is nineteen times more likely to be killed by a black than a cop killing a

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