The Black Lives Matter movement is a movement that has raised global awareness of how minorities, in this case, black people in the United States, have been dealing with racial inequality, racial profiling and police brutality in the criminal justice system. According to Alicia Garza, one of the three women who created the hashtag ‘Black Lives Matter’ on Twitter, ‘the movement was a response to the anti-black racism that permeates the society and the movements of black people in the US.’ The Black Lives Matter movement has often been compared to the black civil rights movement from the nineteen-sixties. The civil rights movement from the nineteen-sixties was also led by black people and their allies. However, the Black Lives Matter movement should be distinguished from this nineteen-sixties-style of activism. Firstly, the tactics of the Black Lives Matters activists are of different nature than those of their civil rights predecessors.
DuBois. Both helped to establish their own ideals concerning the matter of integration. Each of their writings influence society still today as people struggle with the issues of minority in America. The analysis of Booker T. Washington’s Up From Slavery and W.E.B. DuBois’ “The Souls of Black Folk” can help reader to better understand society’s views towards the acceptance of African Americans, their right to a fair education, and the right to vote.
Kennedy Civil Rights Address,” Kennedy talks about how there is a big problem of discrimination and how they can fix it, effectively creating an appeal of authority to connect the audience of all people, of all different colors and races, with the problems in society that hurt people of different color. In the speech, Kennedy shows how the problems can be fixed by talking about how they should provide the kind of equality of treatment that white people want themselves. This shows how that there is a solution to the problem and that is to just treat people how you would want to be treated. This part of the speech sets a tone of authority and sympathy with the white people and the black people in the audience, allowing the author to tell how they are able to fix discrimination against black people while having the attention of the audience and having the audience feel a sense of sympathy for people of color. Kennedy included, “not every child has an equal talent or an equal ability or equal motivation, but they should have the equal right to develop their talent and their ability and their motivation, to make something of themselves.” This statement emphasizes how much the discrimination is hurting black people and that everyone should be given a fair chance to be what they want to be.
To be specific, she situates the imminent feminist struggle by highlighting the legacy of slavery among black people, and black women in particular. “Black women bore the terrible burden of equality in oppression” (Davis). Due to her race, her writing focuses on what she understood and ideas that are relevant to black females. Conversely, since white men used black women in domestic labor and forcefully rape these individuals. These men used this powerful weapon to remind black women of their female and vulnerability.
Just Walk on By: Black Men and Public Space by Brent Staples discusses the relevant issues of racial bias and how prejudice against people of color has embedded minds, as it demonstrates the importance of being aware of how we conceive others. Staples uses a contrasting element of race by introducing a white female and a black male. He uses his experiences and other people of colour to display the struggles of racism they face everyday. Staples reveals how people are prejudice against appearance, despite the importance of individuality of people and being impartial regardless of someone 's skin or looks. The story begins with Staples describing his first experience frightening a white women due to the colour of his skin.
During this time period, racism plagued society and divided a “united” nation. Malcolm X used examples of the grievances placed upon the African American population as a whole, while MLK used more specific examples. For instance, Malcolm X continually mentioned the “22 million Afro-Americans” that are denied their basic human rights. He did this to convey the message that
In 1895, one-third of the population of the south is of the African American race. This contributed to the racial tension. In The Souls of Black Folks by W.E.B. Du Bois called “Of Our Spiritual Strivings,” his point of view is how does it feel to be the problem? African Americans have to put up a veil and be compelled to live a double life.
I am a black Muslim female, and have been exposed to discrimination throughout my life, therefore, the discrimination and mistreatment of racialized and minority groups is something that I hold very close to my heart. I am especially passionate about employing an anti-oppressive approach with racialized individuals, in particular. As a victim of discrimination, I am well aware of the destructive effects that discrimination can have on the everyday life and identities of racialized individuals. Therefore, employing an anti-oppressive approach will allow for a social worker to provide the assistance and care that is required when dealing with the effects of systematic and institutional oppression that takes place within society. Employing an anti-oppressive approach will allow for the client and the social worker to mutually share and determine positive identities to combat the racism and discrimination evident within society (Mbakogu, 2017, 16).
The purpose of this piece is to inform the general audience as to what Black Lives Matter really is and explain how they hope to rise as a movement. All though there may be issues within the group and outside forces that are wanting to go against them they will still not be silenced. Black Lives Matter is a wide spread activist movement that campaigns against systematic racism and oppression towards black people. With the use of well known activist to initiate a strong ethos, informing the audience that just like Martin Luther King and the Black Panther Movement there 's always going to be dispute through the use of logos and feelings presented about oppression towards the black community to establish pathos, Sidner and
Racism is alive and well in our modern day society. The fact that racism is a prominent form of social justifications cannot be neglected. On the contrary to this, Angeline Price’s article titled, “Working Class Whites,” she argues that racism is gone but this idea of “classism” would be the “last available method of prejudice in our society.” However, Michael Omi and Nell Bernstein think otherwise. Omi argues that inferential racism already exists in our society, and it is the prime tool in categorizing people based on the color of their race. In Bernstein’s article, “In Living Color: Race and American Culture,” he provides vivid examples of younger generations adapting and abiding to their definitions of racism.
In my experiences I have found that my role models have a huge impact on what I do and how I think. These people influence me to be who I am and add wisdom where I would normally be clueless. The black community is not the only group who needs to be educated about stereotyping, whites need to be educated as well. White people are often the ones using the stereotypes and for that reason they need to be informed of what they are doing. Once the white community realizes what they are doing they can make an effort, just like the blacks, to
The right to higher education was taken away, public facilities were banned, African Americans were killed and tortured by groups such as the Ku Klux Klan. The Ku Klux Klan were a group that believed in white supremacy, white nationalism, anti-immigration, anti-Catholicism and anti-Semitism. Also, unemployment was rising for black people and they were separated from society. All these inequalities lead to leader such as Malcom X taking a stand against racism and discrimination. Malcolm X was an African-American leader and human rights activist.
As an African American citizen, I am deeply impacted by the current events. It is another example of how African Americans are treated in a country we built. I believe officers still carry stereotypes society has created among the race. I also believe training is lacking within the Police Department. What surprised me the most, was how quick the investigation and invasion of Micah Xavier Johnson’s home was completed.
In the case of Rachel Doleza the NAACP leader who pretended to be black, is the perfect example of society’s strict norms and quotas that have developed over time. Just because people look a certain way they are expected to act a certain way. Skin color matters because people attach false stereotypes and prejudice. When reading Recitatif I myself attached those same stereotypes and prejudice to the characters. “As a nation, we can do better, but we need more understanding.
Standing Together Not saperate History shows the influence of racism in our government system. Such influences has caused an injustice towards minorities. The Jim Crow law is an example of racially driven laws passed to advance the agenda for segregation in America. Jim Crow laws violates the rights given to all citizens by restricting the right of some and not equally protecting everyone under the constitution. Visiting the naacp.org webpage, I read the article “NAACP and Coalition of More Than 100 Groups to Fight Segregation, Economic Injustice”.