Black Lives Matter Movement Analysis

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The black lives matter movement is a modern-day civil rights movement. The movement has 26 chapters in the United States, and aims to help black people that are powerless to the state, take a stand against racist brutality towards black among many other things. The organization makes it noticed that they support all black people no matter their gender or sexual orientation.

The Black Lives Matter movement started two years ago in 2013 after the acquittal of George Zimmerman when he shot and killed Trayvon Martin, who was unarmed. This especially caused uproar when he later pulled a gun on his wife, showing that he is indeed violent. So Patrisse Cullors, along with the help of Opal Tometi and Alicia Garza, started the hashtag #blacklivesmatter on twitter to protest
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Although he makes it clear that he also supports our countries city police officers, he also makes sure to add that there are things that need to be changed in black communities that most of us don’t see, also stating that the movement is indeed a ligament cause that people should be aware of.

Along with the praise for this movement trying to better the lives of many black people around the country and world, there has also been some criticism of the organization. Some people claim that their title “Black Lives Matter” suggests that other lives don’t matter or aren’t as important as black lives. But people like President Obama have stated that the movements title means that black lives also matter like the lives of whites or other races.

The movement is also taking a part in shaping the 2016 presidential election. Although they do not partake in debates the traditional way, they tend to do demonstrations at campaign events to make people aware of their cause in a way that will stick out. They believe that in order for something to be done, they have to break away from what they believe is a corrupt political system and the way it is
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