It is very important that we call upon Black people and our allies to support the movement that Black lives matter. Black Lives Matter does not mean Black lives are more important than anyone else’s, or other populations are not criminalized and oppressed in all kinds of ways, it means that everyone should have the same rights. So let us create a global struggle against racism and remain in active solidarity with all oppressed people who are struggling for their liberation. Together we can overcome this as our destinies are intertwined. Only by working together can we create a free and an equal
As a great advocate onced said, “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -Martin Luther King Jr. Currently the hottest topic is not the dire killings of young black males, but we are still fighting for justice for the young black males who died at the hands of a white male officer. In 2015, the polls stated that blacks were killed at twice the rate of whites, Hispanics, and Native Americans. Among the African American race about twenty-five percent of African Americans killed were without weapons at the time of their killings.
This is what started the Blue Lives Matter movement, a movement for police officers to be protected. Due to a spike in police deaths the government imposed harsher laws against assaulting, harming, or killing a police officers. The BLM community is concerned because they feel like they are taking a step backwards in the relationships between the community and its people with the local police officers. Lots of people are saying that the movement is unjust because they believe that “All Lives Matter,” but the movement is just simply pointing out that African Americans are being wrongfully targeted and killed. The movement is trying to prove that all of our lives should be equal not one life is better than the
Jim Crow Laws According to the article “Nat Turner Revisited,” it says, “Each of us, helplessly and forever, contains the other- male in female, white in black, and black in white. We are apart of each other” ( “Nat” 14). African Americans continuously had many struggles after the Civil War ended in 1865. After President Abraham Lincoln legalized the Emancipation Proclamation, slavery ended, freeing African Americans. When discussing the importance of the Jim Crow laws, it’s important to understand the definition of the laws, the history behind the laws, and the effect these laws had on today’s segregation issues.
Lupe Fiasco uses motivational and inspirational phrases throughout his song that motivate me to keep fighting through struggle and pain because in the end it’s worth it. In conclusion, as cliche as the message of this song may be, it’s a tremendously important message. The spread of peace and social equality are issues in today’s society that we see everyday. African-Americans are getting killed in the streets by police officers for misdemeanor crimes. It’s sad because it’s been fifty to sixty years since the civil rights movements and we have yet to see change in people.
How would you feel if your family member got shot and killed innocently? Then the murder used the stand your ground law to prevent from getting felony? The Stand Your Ground gives a person that feels threaten to protect and defend their self. Therefore, the current Stand Your Ground is dangerous to African American lives because there are being innocently killed. This is necessary because, the stand your ground law is a threat to black youth because this law will only affect African Americans because the racial stereotypes.
leadership. The Civil Rights Acts and Voting Rights Act formed a legal basis to end the segregation and discrimination that has been happening in the United States. Malcolm X influenced disparate wings of the black movement. King influenced the non-violence act to the younger African-American generation to show them that violence just causes more of a problem. The radical faction of the "Black Power" movement accepted his positions on African identification, neocolonialism, black control of the political economy of black communities, and Afro-American self-defense.
His task was not easy, but he did all his best to stop the racism in the American society. So who Martin Luther King was, and what he did to serve on issue of racial discrimination between black and white Americans? To answer these two general questions shortly, Martin Luther King was a black American, he was one of the most significant honest voices of civil needs movement, and hero of equal rights. Because he chose to end the racialism with principle of nonviolence or peaceful resistance, according to his said "We must learn to live together as brothers or we will perish together as fools". My research will answer these two questions: a) How he impacted the American society?
The song begins with what Blacks need, they “ Gotta give us what we need Our freedom of speech is freedom or death We got to fight the powers that be()” in order for African Americans to feel like equals in America. Throughout the song, Public Enemy advocates listeners to not be afraid of speaking up and fighting against the people in power, “What we need is awareness, we can't get careless()” because then there is no reason of having a movement. The line “Mental self defensive fitness()” encourages listeners to think on their own and create opinions on issues in America. The strongest asset that people have is their voice; when they are used appropriately, others will respectively
The continuance of these problems had a disastrous effect on African Americans and their families. The Black Panthers Party eventually began to stand up for themselves and fight back. They strongly believed in self-defense. The party organized rallies around the police brutality against African Americans and made speeches about every social and political issue affecting black Americans on a national level. During the Jim Crow Era, whites and the police would brutalize those blacks that were attending the rallies.
The Panthers were fighting for equal housing, jobs, employment, education, and an end of police brutality across the nation on blacks and their support of civil rights movement and equality for all blacks. Newton and Seale devised a 10 point plan to empower blacks focusing on their rights as citizens with some of their views being unrealistic ie: having blacks released from prison and protesting the Vietnam War and the killing of
Dr. King relied on patience, while the violence organizations wanted immediate changes. Of course, the violent escalated violent from the antagonists like the police and other government officials; however, the peaceful demonstrators also were brutally attacked. Eugene Robinson explains another example of disintegration in the modern black community in the book “Disintegration”; the author argues a social disintegration in the black community. He begins by introducing that the black America as we once knew it, has shifted from one to four. Robinson divides black American into four groups: the mainstream middle class, the abandoned minority with less hope and access to resources, the transcendent elite with wealth and power and the emergent group.