The Birth Of A Nation Film Analysis

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professor of law, and civil rights advocate argues that African Americans were arrested for extremely minor crimes like loitering or vagrancy. While incarcerated, the prisoners, African Americans, had to provide labor to help aid in rebuilding the economy of the South after the Civil War. Jelani Cobb, also an American writer, educator, and professor of journalism, states that after the mass incarceration was a rapid transition of a kind of mythology of black criminality. The Birth of a Nation, a film directed by D. W. Griffith, was successful yet controversial. It portrayed black men as sexually aggressive towards white women, animal-like and unintelligent. The movie helped in demeaning the African American, it also credited as being one of…show more content…
Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter. Some before him have been; Amadou Diallo (1999), Patrick Dorismond (2000), Ousmane Zongo (2003), Timothy Stansbury (2004), Oscar Grant (2009), Aiyana Stanley-Jones (2010), Tamon Robinson (2012), and Rekia Boyd (2012). All fatally shot or killed by police officers, all officers served nothing over probation, and many didn’t even get that. Most of the police officers were acquitted or the trail was thrown out. There have also been many after Trayvon Martin; Michael Brown, Philando Castile, Sandra Bland, Eric Garner and many more.
What sparked the Black Lives Matter Movement as a new civil movement are the continuous attacks and deaths of Blacks with no justice served. The movement servers to bring awareness to the crimes that happen and how there is still injustice. This movement is bringing to light the fact that though there are laws and rules set in place to protect the African Americans, there really hasn’t been much progression when it comes down to it. The Black Lives
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