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.
The Black Lives Matter movement has intervened on America’s unjust treatment of African Americans with nonviolent protests, rallies to reach out to the people, and the making of coalitions of Black Americans. Since the Black Lives Matter movement has started the ideal of civil disobedience has changed in the public eye. Civil Disobedience is still relevant in today’s world, but with the historic beliefs of Mahatma Gandhi, Henry David Thoreau, Martin Luther King, and other advocates of bettering America, we can discover a better way to find resolutions in violent political conflicts. “Consent of the governed determines if a law is just” was an ideal coined by John Locke, an advocate of America freedom. The ideal says that the people that follow
The Black Lives Matter movement was created by African Americans whose main goals were to bring about change to urban neighborhoods and America as a while. After the murder of Trayvon Martin in 2012, the movement was created to bring awareness to the rising violence against African American people, especially African American males. Since the acquittal of Martin’s murder, George Zimmerman, there have been many instances of black men being murdered not by armed citizens, but by our protectors in uniform. However, even as times got harder for African Americans, the movement stayed strong over these long years. I support the Black Lives Matter movement because, like the Civil Rights movement, African Americans are trying to bring awareness to
The social justice movement known as “Black Lives Matter” is justified and sound because it makes a valid and thought-provoking point about the murder of innocent african americans and the stereotypes that come with these homicides. ”Black Lives in Public Spaces”,written by Brent Staples, talks about how a black male can’t walk through the streets without being seen as a kidnapper walking into a store and immediately identified as a felon. The Black Lives Matter movement is justified because it has become to common to see on the news the injustices that have been committed against the African American populace. It is so common that even African-Americans themselves have accepted this and found ways to deal with it. Brent Staples makes a point
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.
In the letter exchange by Patricia Leary and the poem from “Formula for Attica Repeats” by Mshaka, they both share a similar theme of police brutality. Leary is defending the Black Lives Matter movement in the letter, she is clarifying that it is a movement that the African-American started to campaign against violence and racism towards black people. The BLM protests in different cities against the killings of African-Americans by police officers, police brutality, racial profiling and the unfair criminal justice system. The main focus is on protests that have been created to put a spotlight on the issue of police brutality. In the same way, as the prison industrial system has failed to support people of color.
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.
The statement “Black Lives Matter”, in my opinion, is not to say other lives do not matter but to draw attention to all the senseless black lives being taken. Outraged and seriously concerned for my life, I have to be aware of my own surrounding because I am an African American. There does not seem to be any urgency in trying to solve what has become an epidemic. Day-by-day, there are incidents of blacks being killed, and it’s getting worst. Black lives are being taken by police officers and by citizens who call themselves vigilantes.
To Kill a Mockingbird Black men were charged when they did nothing wrong. They were hung for the color of their skin. They were killed for saying the wrong thing. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird, Tom Robinson was charged with rape just because he was beside a white woman. He was backed up in court by a man named Atticus Finch.
Civil disobedience is a way for people to express themselves on issues that are problematic to society in a peaceful matter. In developed countries like the United States, people have the freedom and a right to be civil disobedience and do so for a better change. Some may see it as a disrespectful way to disrupt the peace and in many communities. It is a dispute between it being right or wrong. Some feel like the power is being taken away from them and they need to do something about it but not cause a scene or disrupt anyone in any way, I believe people have the right to do this because I don't see the problem in someone speaking up something wrong.
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.
Purpose: This presentation is to inform student about how the Black Lives Matter Movement has influenced many young leaders on college campuses and universities and also the rise in student activism. Attention getter: Although starting off as a hashtag the Black Lives Matter Movement has made a remarkable awaking on many college campuses and universities. Thesis: The Black Live Matter Movement has influenced many students through peaceful protesting, student organizations, and student activism about the awareness of racism on college campus and universities.
Virtuous Disobedience In 1891, Irish author Oscar Wilde made a claim that portrayed disobedience as a valuable human trait that can also promote social progress. I agree with Oscar Wilde in the idea that disobedience is a virtuous quality when it is employed in a nonviolent matter. When mixed with the social poison that is violence, however, disobedience only serves to galvanize more individuals against the cause that is being fought for. When done without the use of violence, disobedience is a highly effective tool for bringing about progressive change to the society around us.