For decades black Americans have been treated as animals, looked at as if they are monsters, and killed like bugs. Actions like Police brutality and racism is what caused Black Lives Matter. The creation of the Black Lives Matter was a response by the black community to give a voice to black Americans affected by the increase of wrongful deaths due to the law enforcements and vigilantes across the country. This has been going on for so long that it seems like we are stuck in the past. For years, even decades black Americans have had to live the struggle of being equal. Even when things are going good and we think we finally have the same rights, something happened to change that. It is time to shed a light on the real purpose of Black Lives Matter and why they are important to today's society.
According to Central Florida Future “ Black Lives Matter is simply us saying,”Our lives are valid”.It is not the same as “Our lives are more important than yours”(Debouse and Ellison). When this movement was created it's not a movement for Black lives only matter, this movement is bringing attention to African-American lives do matter as well as everybody else's lives. The Christian Science Monitor states “Other supporters point out that responding to “Black Lives Matter” by saying “all lives matter” minimizes the problems faced by black Americans, and undercuts their message”(Fredrikson). Just by saying all lives matter, which they do, but the African-American folks feel they are excluded from all lives matter because if everybody's life did matter police and other people would not be victimizing the blacks as the bad guys. The attention people have brought to this movement is amazing because now more and more people are understanding and learning as to why is movement started and what is the reason they are doing it for. Celebrities such as Beyonce, Snoop Dogg and Stevie Wonder have brought attention to this movement by sharing their opinion on social media, interviews etc. In conclusion, Black Lives Matter has a valid reasoning to be a positive
Many don’t realize this, but our life is forever indebted in danger. Our life, as in, minorities. This isn’t a dream nor is it long overdue. It has been time and time again when African Americans are placed on the backburner as we watch the members of our communities and societies whom have less melanin than us take what they want believe is rightfully theirs. No one has ever took the time to seek what we deserve for all the horrible endangerment we’ve been put through for years and years to come. I believe that African Americans whom stand together in regards to the Black Lives Matter protest are fighting because we know of the injustice we have had to endure that dates back to so long ago that we just can’t stand on the sidelines
For decades, America’s attention has been turned to the deaths of African Americans at the hands of law enforcement. The roots of the outrage & unrest that often follow such killings go back much, much, much further. It is very obvious that there is a difficult relationship between law enforcement & the communities we are sworn to serve and protect. There are tons of studies proving police are implicitly biased against African Americans. Racism in law enforcement has had disastrous effects on society as evidenced by recent cases in the U.S.
In 2012, a movement started so called Black Lives Matter. It started after Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman, was acquitted for his crime, and 17-year-old Trayvon was put on trial after his death for his own murder. This movement is a unique contribution that goes beyond extrajudicial killings of black people by police and vigilantes. African-Americans horrible died after being turned away from hospitals reserved for whites. “Black Lives Matter” focuses mainly on the fact that black citizens have long been far more likely than whites to die at the hands of police, as a matter of fact polices have gotten to the point of shooting them to death. It has been going on for years, Negros have been treated like trash, and they have been slaves for years in the early
The aspects of the African American community need to understand the concept of personal responsibility as well as learning to take personal responsibility for the circumstances that plague this generation. The Black lives matter movement began as an outcry by minorities to bring the unjust actions of the justice system as well as the actions taking by the police in profiling citizens. The beginning of this movement started with using protests and marches to declare their displeasure in the ‘unnecessary ' actions taken by the police in aiding in the process of eliminating and targeting minorities. The controversial component of the black lives matter movement is the negative
The recent events occurring in America really brought to my realization that some people truly believe black lives don’t matter. In school, I grew up learning that since America abolished slavery and the Civil Rights Movement occurred that black lives are just important and equal to white lives. Gaining majority of black friends and becoming aware of current and past events, I’ve realized that many people treat black people as though their lives don’t matter. Police brutality and incarceration rates will persuade anyone to believe that black lives are treated as though they don’t matter. “The reasons organizations use the phrase ‘Black Lives Matter’ was not because they were suggesting that no one else’s lives matter. Rather, what they were
In the following essay, It will explain the different factors of Political, Economical, Cultural, and Social events that drove the Early Colonist to the “New World as in Defined in the Merriam Dictionary, the lord mass of North and South Americas.
The #BlackLivesMatter Movement was created in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman. It was intended to create change as a result of black lives being targeted and oppressed. The movement made me realize the power of language because of the change it has encouraged and how it is has affirmed the resilience of Black Americans through impossible circumstances. I was angered and disgusted when the All Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter movements arose. I unequivocally value all lives equally, but I am not in support of the opposing movements because they subvert the Black Lives Matter movement. Black people fear for their lives because of their skin color in a way that white people generally don’t experience. The backlash
Shockingly, the survey said that 53% of Americans think it discriminates against White individuals. The Black Lives Matter and The All Lives Matter debate is a problem that can be felt all across America. Ian Olasov wrote, “we ought to care [more] about black lives. But they’re making that claim because they believe the corresponding descriptive claim is false,”(Ola). The Black Lives Matter tells many lies that continue to be proven wrong. For example, the group said that every twenty-eight hours, a black individual is killed by a police officer, which has been proven wrong. In 2014, Michael Brown, a black male, was killed by an officer in Ferguson, Missouri. This was the initial driving force to the Black Lives Matter uproar. The reason he was shot is because he attempted to take the officer’s gun. Yet, the hands up gesture is used in rallies and chants, even though it isn’t true. Kelly Riddell wrote, “What was disclosed was Darren Wilson, the officer involved, had acted in self-defense and had reason to fear for his life,”(Rid). People think that the Black Lives Matter movement is a peaceful protest between blacks and whites who aren’t saying only black lives matter. They thought the Civil Right’s movement was important and thought that it was changing their lives, but it hasn’t . The movement is making a huge impact in America today, and it is anything but peaceful. The Black Lives Matter assures
Since nothing is being done about it, “Black Lives Matter” is here to remind every African American that their lives are just as important as every other racial group. “Black Lives Matter” movement is a reminder that if no one else will fight for the rights of African Americans, they will. We African Americans say “Black Lives Matter” for Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Sandra Bland, Mike Brown and all other black lives that were killed in unapologetic
Eric Garner and Michael Brown, the men shot by the police, catalyzed the movement. Of course, they would not end up being the last African American men shot by police. The month of July, 2015 changed the supporter’s outlook on the movement. In a span of two weeks, two African
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.
African Americans have been through so much since being uprooted from their home in Africa. Most people do not understand what happened to African Americans and they understand what they had to go through to be where they are today. It went from being kings in the comfort of their home to being thrown on a boat packed like sardines to be forced to work in the fields. The trip was a massacre itself because many did not make it due to the treatment from others. African Americans have always been treated like outsiders and it took many people to sway the perception of others to be where they are today. Through all the ups and downs African Americans persevered and made it out the struggle. African Americans has always been treated badly all groups of people and they always looked down on African Americans. Throughout the history involving African American, it showed the constant inferiority treatment. African Americans were slaves years ago, people still look at blacks as less important than other people. Slavery has a huge impact on our society today because people are still bias and unfair towards African Americans, most African Americans are still living in poverty and don’t have proper education beyond high school which is why they don’t have the equal opportunity for jobs. African Americans still continue to sit in the shadow behind white people.
A problem that America is facing is inequality which include racial differences between Africans Americans and whites and also gender differences between males and females. In America, we all assume that everyone has “freedom”, but in reality that it isn’t true. Right now the African Americans are fighting for their rights because they feel that they don’t have the rights and freedom that white people do. A contribution that African Americans have set up was Black Lives Matter and it states that it “goes beyond extrajudicial killings of Black people by police and vigilantes”(Black Lives Matter). The movement started when Trayvon Martin got murdered by George Zimmerman. Trayvon Martin was a Aftrican American teenage and was shot by white police officer and killed. Recently, many other shootings have occurred towards other