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
Every movement have a starting point or a trigger. The Michael Brown killing was the trigger that started the black lives matter movement and encourages young people to stand up for what is right. The national media didn’t give Michael Brown death importance until the community respond in violences. In which the grand jury had already made their decision in favor of officer Darren Wilson. Now reporters are trying to show the world how police officers doesn’t value minority people's lives. Some people are blaming reporters for the social unrest in the United States. The numbers of police killing unarmed black people is still increasing and the police officers are not getting any consequences for their action. Packnett says “We have no choice but to keep going” even though there are no changes we still need to keep fighting.
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.
In the United States, there has been many cases of Racial injustice. From the beginning of the start of the United States of America it was the injustice to the Native Americans being captured and used for slave labor while their bison be slaughtered for sportsmanship. But this paper is on the specific race of the African Americans. There are many races that have been racially profiled and ostracized by the English people. But the treatment that African Americans have endured even till this day is disheartening. African Americans have gone through enslavement during the early 1600’s to the mid 1800’s. Then the African Americans were obstructed by the Jim Crow laws creating the ‘Separate but Equal” propaganda during the late 1800’s into the 1960’s. After the abolishment of the Jim Crow Laws, people were considered equal until the recent actions of many police officers using deadly force on African American youths in the early 2000’s.
According to my text book, civil disobedience is the voluntarily breaking established laws based on one’s moral belief. I strongly believe that civil disobedience is never justified, regardless of the situation. Yes, something might be wrong according to your morals, but laws are in place to prevent chaos. All these events mentioned; war protesters, anti-abortion activist, Civil Rights Movement, Black Lives Matter Movement, Charlottesville, Confederate statues, so on and so forth has created chaos throughout the United States.
After what we heard about the brutality of police officers to the African-American community, Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement started by there strong women, Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi. The movement first started in 2013, when a police officer brutally shot Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old student in Florida. BLM movement was first started on the social network website Twitter by the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. I heard the whole keynote that was presented by Bobby Vaughn. Actually his last statement had an effect on me “All lives matter, black lives matter, LGBTQ lives matter, muslims lives matter.” It made me realize that it is not only my life or my family’s lives, but also every human being. We need to be treated equally
The Black Lives Matter movement has swept across America. It 's branched out with chapters in over 31 cities and held rallies and boycotts across the United States(Sidner). The Black Lives Matter movement started with the outrage of the death of a young man. It continues to take over headlines and raise awareness on police brutality and inequality. However, the movement has met resistance from the All Lives Matter group. This group thinks that Black Lives Matter is a movement to express hatred towards other races. However, statistics, the views of fellow citizens, and the overall purpose of the Black Lives Matter movement, can prove that the movement wasn 't meant to express hate on other races and that we need to support the movement instead of going against it.
2016 has not reached the end of its year, and yet there is already an accumulation of controversy questioning modern movements' civility in today's society. Undoubtedly the most popularly controversial of all modern movements, however, is the Black Lives Matter movement. While they are a vocal group advocating against police brutality in concern of the well-being for fellow African Americans, their reputation does not exactly agree with this ideal. In other words, their methods of advocating appears to be rather aggressive, which especially targets police officers. Civility has become an alarmingly nonexistent concept in modern movements, and the Black Lives Matter must bring civility in order to save their purpose, as well as their reasoning
In spite of the fact that Black Lives Matter sends a clear message that African Americans are being targeted in America, some disagree with the movement's approach and its exclusion of other ethnic groups. Former editor and columnist for USA Today, Barbara Reynolds, uses the Washington Post to share her views toward Black Lives Matter movement. In her article, she expresses "I support BLM's cause, but not its approach." She illustrates on how BLM's approach is remotely defying and disgraceful to proven methods of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's nonviolent tradition. As a former civil rights activist, Reynolds feels like BLM opposes the structure of peaceful protesting in regards to BLM's "demonstration peppered with hate speeches, profanity, and
Determining a new political direction for the entire movement that does not include continuing assimilation would be difficult since so many lesbians/gays/bisexuals (LGB) have already assimilated into the mainstream culture. However, that is exactly what the movement must do. It might seem beneficial to continue to assimilate, but assimilation only serves those who choose to police themselves and others. Even though many within the community have already decided to “integrate,” that does not mean that transgender, queer, and gender-nonconforming people have to as well. Even younger LGB can refuse to accept assimilation.
BLM or commonly known as Black Lives Matter had been established in 2012, which meant to stand against the allegedly racial inspired killings by police officers and other unlawful acts against minorities in this country. The murder of Trayvon Martin, a 17 year old African American teenager, started the influence behind the making of this group. BLM has gained a big following from all ethnic backgrounds in this country. BLM has become a positive movement among civil rights activists. Anyhow, although this group has put together to fight directly for the rights of African Americans, they also hindered the process of evolving positive outcomes by resorting to violence. The Black Lives Matter group has gained national headlines
Over 100 years ago, the term slaves arose when blacks were separated from their families and freedom, then consequently forced into hard working labor for the white individuals’ benefit, confiscating all their rights. Approximately 50 years ago, the Civil Rights movement was conducted in order to restore the equal rights under the American law. Currently, those of color are still constantly fighting to regain rights and justice that were seized from them years ago. Roughly around 5 years ago, the Black Lives Matter movement became an active nationwide organization involved to protect the lives of African Americans, all occurring due to the unjustifical death of Trayvon Martin. Unlike other civil rights movements, the Black Lives Matter movement is intended to raise awareness of the police brutality, inequality, and racism which has
When a subculture enters into a society, most of the time their core values are not seen as important to the dominant group. The subculture’s values have a lower chance of being understood and their beliefs will always be blocked out as well as be pushed away. Take the Blavk Lives matter movement for example. Black Lives Matter not only increased African American unity, it was created to promote the importance of African American lives since lately they have been seen as not being important. In my opinion, ever since this movement was created and increased, there has been more hate toward the African American people. When the movement was first created is talked down upon by dominant groups and those people ever truly understood the meaning of this. In fact there has always been controversy over the movements meaning. People who were not a part of African American culture believed that were only promoting black lives and no one else. Instead African Americans were tired of their lives being taken away without much reason. The Black Lives Matter movement would be the result of a subculture coming together to broadcast to society their core values.
The black lives matter movement can be deliberated to be a new social movement as it looks at some of the actions which are grounded by policy making and the ideology as the root of collective action. A procedures that fits into this movement is the Collective Behaviour Theory. The theory refers to the events that emerge suddenly and don’t often conform to the laws or rules but as in alternative which is often base on the issues at hand. For instance the Black Lives Matter movement came together as a community as their collective identity matches one another. (Being African American or loosing someone to police violence) This also fits under ‘Grass-roots’ as it is driven by the ‘locals’ who are often