Recently, there are many assaulting events in the United States. It make police’s relationship became nervous. Some analysts said that the property of current assaulting events are mostly "ambush", it make the problem has become particularly serious. It have a connection with protest movement, which is “black lives matter”. What is a black lives matter?
It’s time to #TakeAKnee “We never get rid of hate by meeting hate with hate; we get rid of an enemy, by getting rid of enmity. By its very nature hate destroys and tears down.” Dr. Martin Luther King stated that the purpose of non-violent protest was not to get revenge but to change the heart of the enemy. Over the past couple of years America has begun to acknowledge police brutality as a serious problem. While state-sanctioned violence towards individuals of varying races of color is not new, the documentation through dash-cams and civilian cellphone footage has brought the brutality to light.
When it comes to America's History you can clearly see how peaceful protest has brought this world to what it is today. If it wasn't for people such as Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks who voiced their opinions in a nonviolent manner, it's possible that our world would not have reached this equivalent state. While it is true that peaceful resistance has positively affected our society for centuries, these brave people have faced the consequences. For example, King was arrested after one of his nonviolent protests and sent to Birmingham Jail. While there he wrote the now famous piece "A Letter From Birmingham Jail".
Civil disobedience has been discerned in numerous time periods of American history. The definition of disobedience can be interpreted when one or a group prioritizes their conscience of their beliefs over the dictation of laws through rebellion. Notable historical events of slavery and independence has been marked with the disobedience of government laws. Even though the disobedience of societal laws can undermine the corruption of the government, disobedience has undeniably steer societal progress. A form of civil disobedience was the fight for independence of the colonies in the American Revolution.
African Americans received no respect for decades and decades. No matter if you were old or young, man or a woman. You received no respect. Martin Luther King Jr. was an inspirational speaker sticking up for what was right. While dealing with the same disrespect all Negroes were receiving.
In 2013, a movement with the name of Black Lives Matter began to promote their slogan against police brutality and other injustices against the black community. The movement is supported by many other blacks and even the network B.E.T.. The main problem with this group is that they are segregating themselves from other races whenever they say "black lives matter". Black Lives Matter began three years ago, after the death of Trayvon Martin who was killed by George Zimmerman. Black Lives Matter campaigns against police brutality.
Black lives matter is a national organization working towards bettering the lives of African Americans. It works toward rebuilding the black liberation movement. Black lives matter movement does not mean any other life is not as important. It's simply justifying that right now in the moment, the lives at stake are black lives.
During the African diaspora, Europeans exemplified their superiority over Africans on two distinct levels – individual and institutional. While individual oppression inflicts superiority over one individual, in the case of a slave and their owner, institutional embodies a race and their culture. Due to its capacity, “Institutional impression impacts millions of people and limits their opportunities in ways that individual acts cannot” (Beckham, 2001). Institutional impression entails the elimination of humanity from a group of individuals, degrading them to human slaves. Irate by their repulsive treatment, Africans brought about resistance that challenged white supremacy and maintained the racial hierarchies.
In the last 10 years, polar opposite groups have come to light, such as Black Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter; at the surface, these seem to be about police brutality but under the surface, racial tensions are the cause. While Black Lives Matter, or black advocates, has some extreme members which take their purpose of “black lives matter TOO” and change it into “black lives matter MORE, blue lives matter, or mostly white supremacists, is not without its faults as well. White Supremacists favors the protection of its fellow officers above the safety of citizens; even in situations where no danger is present, black lives are lost. With these two extremes, and much more, it begs the question if race relations have gotten worse or better and
This paper focuses on why police brutality is a major issue in our society today, as it affects African Americans. Throughout this paper, police brutality as it is directed toward African Americans will be thoroughly explained and the main factors associated with it. It will also show the relationship that links police brutality and African Americans. The portion of my paper entitled “Reaction” will then discuss how the narrative has raised my insights in regard to my own comfort zone, triggers and learning edge as defined by Miller and Garran.
Gun control is a major problem/controversy in America right now. People are getting killed and the way they are getting killed is by gun. They blame the gun for the murder, but I mean is it really the guns fault? That’s like saying a guy with no arms or legs was walking on the sidewalk eating something with his arms. Recently, gun control has been involved in places such Missouri, New York, Los Angeles etc.