The Violence Of The Civil Rights Movement

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Harris County sheriff, Ron Hickman makes this statement at a press conference after a police officer was brutally murdered. “At any point when the rhetoric ramps up to the point where calculated, coldblooded assassinations of police officers happen, this rhetoric has gotten out of control. We’ve heard ‘black lives matter.’ All lives matter. Well, cops lives matter too. So why don’t we just drop the qualifier and just say ‘lives matter,’ and take that to the bank.” With this statement Hickman is insinuating that black people never protested for peace amongst all races. During the civil rights movement (1954-68) leaders such as A. Philip Randolph, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Thurgood Marshall fought for equal rights and to stop the senseless race killing. But as we fast forward 50 years later it seems like we nearly fighting the same battle. So when we say black lives matter, yes we mean only black because it seems to have been forgotten, or never learned. Recently though the movement has come under scrutiny and has been labeled by some as a hate group. I believe BLM is not a terrorist group instead due to all the years of turmoil and hardships it’s about time we fought back to stop the killing and discriminating of black people. Initially, white America promoted the black race negatively before we were freed from slavery. Publicizing false stereotypes causing society to fear black people and not take them seriously in business, politics, and literature. For example, during
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