The Black Lives Matter Movement

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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. he ideology of the Black Lives Matter movement includes many widespread beliefs that many who engages in involvement in the movement neither champion nor are embraced. According to “Guiding Principles” published on the Black Lives Matter website, the Black Lives Matter movement’s fundamental beliefs are many including, “freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking,” “disrupting the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement,” and “building a Black women affirming space free from sexism, misogyny, and male‐centeredness.” In addition to this, the Black Lives Matter endorses the idea that United States’ citizens are trying to destroy African-Americans (“Guiding Beliefs”). While not at the forefront of the movement, these

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