The Civil Rights Movement Of America Essay

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Take a look around you. Imagine the world now, then again from fifty to a hundred and fifty years ago. Much has changed and much has stayed the same. Plenty of issues that were prevalent so long ago are still lingering around today such as racism, discrimination, white supremacy. We fight constant battles fighting these issues whether its educating others or defending ourselves from it. It was only one hundred and one years ago that we saw D.W. Griffiths Birth of a Nation hit the silver screens. This film changed America, it set a different tone and look for people of color, more specifically black Americans. #(CON PIECE)
Injustices in America has been going on for too long. People forget that slavery was one hundred and fifty-one years ago, that segregation was fifty-one years ago. There is a need for minority voices to speak up and what better voice than a movement. The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s provided civil rights to all people of color and #BlackLivesMatter is trying to repeat. #BlackLivesMatter was created after the death of Trayvon Martin. This is a voice for the black community against the anti-Black racism that permeates our society. It is a call for Black on Black love instead of Black on Black crime, a call for black men to step up and take their place in the community, in society. Black Lives Matter makes the conversation happen, it brings up the conversation about state violence in which Black people are intentionally left powerless at the hands of

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