Similarities Between BPP And BLM In Their Reaction To Civil Disobedience

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Similarities between BPP and BLM in their reaction to Civil Disobedience Civil disobedience has shown itself throughout the African American history. Each time these organizations have arisen to answer the call. Each in its own way. Though, in different time periods, they have some similarities in their reaction to civil disobedience. Both BPP and BLM were both derived from the commonality of violence against African Americans, in particular African American males. Unfortunately, these conflicts evolve from oppositions such as governmental law enforcement agencies. The systemic structures of European government had harmful and oppressive effects on most African Americans (Harvard.edu, 2015). Structural Racism is not something that a few …show more content…

BLM has more university involvement and activism through student participation for racial equality such as on campuses such as Missouri, Harvard, Brown and even Yale (theatlantic.com). Whereas, BPP had some young people participation through various communities, but not necessarily from an academic activism dynamic. Many conflicts were still being fought in the higher education sector for African American equality during that time. However, to reflect the time of BPP, this organization fought for completely free health care for Black and oppressed people during their March 1972 platform and for Black men to be exempt from military service during their October 1966 platform. Although, BLM does not focus on health care or military status specifically for Black people, this organization fights for equity in all of these areas. BLM continues to fight for equity in many areas. It expands into 21st century matters concerning sexual orientation issues which falls under their “Collective Value” guiding principle. When in fact BPP, does not address these issues at all. In this same vein, BLM maintains a framework of inclusiveness in its guiding principles. This organization states that by gaining freedom and justice for Black people by extension it is for all people which is illuminated in their “Restorative Justice” guiding principle. However, BPP does not utilize this same vernacular in its

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