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
Dr. Dyson presents the problem of misogyny and the exploitation of minority groups in rap music in a way that still makes the artist accountable, while reminding us that these exploitations have always been in western society. Dr. Dyson is saying that rap music is not all equal and can push unhealthy ideas about the relationship between men and women. Yet there is still a culture value within the music that many people within the the African American community can connect with, even if that connection is a sad reflection on the current status of affairs. For example, many rap songs glorify prison, which is a sad example of the disproportional effect that prison has within the black community. Some black men grow up thinking that is where they belong because so many in their family’s have ended there for crimes that are common among everyone but are most punishable on blacks.
Dr. King's 'I Have a Dream' speech maintains relevance today in relation to rampant police brutality and crippling racial inequality throughout the United States. His famous speech is still revered today by many black rights activists. Its continued relevance is very important to the fight against racial inequality of modern society. Specifically his words about police brutality due to it being as similarly merciless today as it was over 50 years ago. The significance of the “I have a dream” speech is shown when Dr. King says “We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality”.
Another article by Jon Pareles titled: “Have Rap Concerts Become Inextricable Linked to Violence?” examines the relationship between Hip-Hop and Rap with violence. He begins with describing what entering a rap concert would be like; a long line on policemen, a metal detector, then being frisked and more police and security guards lining the halls. He also explains how violence and the music has lead to hightened racial tensions among the African American communities. However, those views have been seen as racist. The violence appears to take place in diifernt ways such as, fighting, vandalizing property, and disturbances that occur when people are getting in.
Public Enemy also further expresses Black Power-era nationalism in their song “Don’t Believe the Hype,” they express the idea of “nation time” by making several plays on the word “time,” rapping, “Again I said I was a time bomb/In the daytime radio 's scared of me/Cause I 'm mad, plus I 'm the enemy/They can 't come on and play me in prime time/Cause I know the time, cause I 'm getting mine.” In these lyrics, Public Enemy calls out how they are excluded from mainstream media because they are too political and “mad.” They “know the time” - as in they have knowledge of the history, politics, and culture of oppression that Black people in America have dealt with and also have Black consciousness - an awareness and pride in themselves and their identity as Black people. This consciousness and knowledge contributes to this goal of “getting mine,” which, in this case with the influence of Black Power-era nationalism, can mean creating “self-sufficient” (Decker 67) media platforms, so that Black Americans can be on their own “time” within their own Black
Public Enemy is a rap group that is known for their political music, which works to fight against the inequality and injustice in The United States. This song describes the horrific conditions of slave ships and the events people had to experience as a result of marginalization. It is without a doubt that these rappers use hip hop as a tool to release their frustration towards government, authority, and the timid and spineless society that exists today. These words paint a gruesome and vivid picture of the detrimental conditions black people had to undergo, yet the fight against racism is still not over.
more popular because of racism which then lead to violence. This song was known as being the civil rights movement theme song. This song was great for this time period because it sent a strong and a very powerful message to everyone who was effected by the events taking place. According to Pan African New Wire, it states that, "And when Aretha came out with 'Respect, ' we weren 't getting any respect. Black folks were being disrespected, being beat down, killed trying to get the right to vote.
Cassie’s father, Papa, is also in constant search for justice, particularly at the close of the book as he tries to stand up for TJ as the young boy is about to tried for a crime he didn’t commit. Though it’s often difficult, if not impossible to find, the constant search for justice is an important theme for specific characters in the book, as well as for the entire book itself The power of one person’s influence or a family’s influence happens in the novel. For example, the Wallace family’s racist attitude toward the Logan family and other black families influences many of the other whites in the story to hold racist attitudes. This is because the Wallace family owns a local store in the area that doesn’t allow black patrons. This example illustrates how “Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry” examines the ways in which those who have a little bit of power can exert influence on those who don’t have any.
Rap is the idea of the mind, body, and soul, it encourages both the artist and listeners who may be struggling with identical issues. Some people may use a canvas to tell their life story, rappers use words and metaphors as their canvas to tell their life story. Mental health issues in the black community have consistently been talked about as a taboo; just pray a little harder and your problems will go away. However,“Rap has a complicated relationship with depression. For
Writers have decided to make art on the streets because the city has forced graffiti out of the subway; many taggers are fleeing Vandal Squad officers that the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) designated to apprehend people who write graffiti. Founded in 1980, the Vandal Squad seeks to catch people who illegally write on walls in subway stations and on subway trains; it charges subway writers with defacing public space. Despite the efforts of Vandal Squad officers like Joseph Rivera to catch taggers in a “game of cat and mouse,” writers such as Earsnot state that most graffiti writers “want to break the law…[and] love fucking with [the police].” Earsnot has tagged countless building walls, street signs, doors, mailboxes with his signatures while police vans patrol Manhattan streets in broad daylight. Highly experienced writers know that the New York Police Department (NYPD) is less focused on policing graffiti than MTA Vandal Squads, and tag city streetscapes to avoid apprehension in the