The Black Lives Matter movement ¬¬has been inspired by previous movements, such as the Civil Rights movement and the Black Panther Party. One of the first victories for the Civil Rights movement was after Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white bus rider on December 1, 1955. This was illegal at the time; Parks was arrested and this inspired a year-long bus boycott. Also, the planned march from Selma to Montgomery on March 7, 1965 that resulted in police brutality cause public outrage. The Black Panther Party has always had the portrayal of being violent and anti-white, when they were focused on creating positive change, uniting people, and on helping more than just the black community.
Black Lives Matter was formed in 2012 in response to Trayvon Martin’s murder. Once George Zimmerman, was acquitted for his crime, black communities came together to actively resist the dehumanization of black males and females. Black Lives Matter is a call to action and a response to the fatal anti-Black racism that saturates our society, and paralyzes growth of the African American success. Black Lives Matter is more than just an organization that tells blacks to support each other and stop black on black crime, or even police brutality. But Black Lives Matter movement is meant to encourage individuals to stand together against inequalities against black people.
Introduction From the very beginning of American history, the racial issue played a major role in society. Global community had formed two opposite groups in the sophisticated debate on race. One of the sides considers the end of racism and stable growth of the black middle class. At the same time, another group of people who deny the retentive grip of racism. Orlando Patterson could easily gain the role of a liberal maverick.
Roughly two and a half centuries ago, the americans fought Great Britain for their freedom. America wanted to be free from the restrictions that Britain limited them with and found a separate country where the government would guarantee freedom to its citizens. Soon, America did found their own country and it has become a place that many immigrants come to to seek for freedom. However, not all people have been granted the same amount of freedom. Although America might seem like a land of freedom for everyone, there are many races who are not free from discrimination.
From slavery to today, the black freedom struggle has been a progression; movements may end but the struggle learns from its successes and failures and continues. The current Black Lives Matter movement has learned much from its predecessors, notably the Civil Rights and Black Power movements of the 1950s and 1960s. After watching the centralized leadership in the Civil Rights and Black Power movements, Black Lives Matter adopted a leader-full approach. From the Black Power movement’s list of demands, Black Lives Matter adopted both the style of issuing demands and the ideas behind some of them. From both movements, Black Lives Matter has adopted a strategy of grassroots organizing as well as methods of protest, primarily non-violent.
An African-American ethnography helps reveal African Americans’ cultural framework and values that guide their behaviors in a multitude of social contexts. A few noteworthy principles include the importance of family structures and education, the notion that limited resources result in missed opportunities and the idea that African-Americans are undervalued and not respected in society (Kennedy et. al., 2007). In America and European countries, Africans are always oppressed and experience tremendous counts of inequality. Inequality as defined in lecture is “a difference that is meaningful and results in or produces hierarchical power relations,” which renders African Americans unable to oppress non-Black people in the same sense that they are
Black people worked hard to get the rights that all Americans are supposed to have. The Civil Rights Movement Black people fought these laws from the start. For example, many people refused to use businesses that were unfair to black people. After a little more than a year, bus companies no longer forced black people to sit in the back. To do it, they had to change their rules and serve black people the same way they served white people.
A dream was spoken by a man. A leader who hoped his dream would come true. In 1954 a race banded together to start a movement. A movement which sent a message to others saying we want our rights and we want our equality.
I grew up in a small town in Mississippi in a neighborhood about a five-minute walk from the Mississippi River. I spent the majority of my younger years growing up within this southern bubble. This place that I still call home and my experiences here helped to create the person that I am today. In my neighborhood in Greenville, MS we didn’t have much to do but staying out of trouble was the motive. Even when thinking of the activities to do they were pretty limited but that’s what caused for us to become creative.
The Black Lives Matter movement has changed how I view the world in many ways that have benefitted my life; it showed me that racism is still well and alive in our country, and that there are people who will do anything in their power to insure that you don't become a successful person. Even though that I knew that there were many people in the US who still had racist mindsets, I now know that our country hasn’t drastically evolved mentally, regarding race, in the last 60-70 years. Though there may have been a small change in people who have actually accepted us as one people ,and the fact that we are equal despite our skin color. That we all bleed the same blood, and have the same bones, organs and etc. This movement/event has opened my eyes.