Black Lives Matter: The Struggle Against Racism

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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. Also, fight back against the expectations of normality defined by white supremacy. (Black Lives Matter, n.d.)…show more content…
To all the ways that the system intentionally attempts to leave black people deprived of their dignity, and human rights. There are 23 active Black Lives Matter chapters who all have one common goal to end racial profiling, police brutality, demilitarization of state police departments, and the mass incarceration of black males. Nearly 2.8 million black people are locked in prison, 1 in every 15 African American men are incarcerated. Versus 1 in every 106 white men, this wide margin shows the mistreatment that man of color receives. The Black Lives Matter movement will always remain as long as America still has its prejudice ways. But the organization has hopes to create a country where black lives are valued equally to whites. (Kerby, Sophia. "The Top 10 Most Startling Facts About People of Color and Criminal Justice in the United States." Center for American Progress. N.p., 29 May 2015. Web. 21 Mar.
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