Patricia Leary's Formula For Attica Repeats

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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. Police officers abuse their power and trust. There is…show more content…
He has a great skill in communicating a larger message with very few words. In the beginning of the poem he states how he used to keep a list of foreign prisons and describes them as “exotic names in cold places.” In the next sentence, he states how he wants to remember the names of foreign prisons and have the impact of their…show more content…
In the letter exchange by Patricia Leary the student criticises that the Black Lives Matter movement is racist, there is a theme of meaning and interpretation. By saying that Black Lives Matter does not mean that this movement hates other races. When white people who continue to not understand the impact of what it is to live as an African-American while not taking that into value, they are saying that in order for white lives to matter, black lives cannot. That has the same ideology as white supremacy. The Black Lives Matter movement needs people to care about the value of a black life and understand how white lives hold more
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