Argumentative Essay: The Black Lives Matter Movement

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The Black Lives Matter movement has struck controversy around the nation. Many have witnessed innocent young black lives being taken in the blink of an eye by the ones that are meant to serve and protect. Time after time minorities have fallen victim to a justice system that continues to fail them. This has always been an issue however, in 2012 when 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was gunned down by a neighbor because of false pretenses and stereotypical judgement sparked an old flame. Trayvon’s death gave both birth and purpose to the creation of #BlackLivesMatter. Fast forward 4 years later where some argue that the black lives matter movement is not only offensive but also misguided because ALL lives should matter. Both Alicia Graza and CBC News published articles that share similar explanations of what #BlacklivesMatter truly means and why #AllLivesMatter supporters should think twice about their strong beliefs. All around the nation many gather to mourn over the loss of their loved ones whose lives were cut short by officers on duty. Today Black Lives Matter honor the families of Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, Renisha McBride, Eric Garner, John Crawford, Michael Brown, Laquan McDonald, Tamir Rice,…show more content…
Titling their article “Black lives, Blue live, All lives: What does it mean when you say certain lives matter?” that touches on a more update status of the Original movement and newly formed movements. CBC news introduces arguments for and against the black lives matter movement. It was reported that the black lives matter movement “calls to action against institutional racism experienced by black people” meaning that the movement main focus is to bring attention to the degradation of black people in America. CBC news then states the counterargument that most All Lives Matter supporters would argue which is that the black lives matter movement devalues other lives and is quite
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