The Sociological Concepts Of Black Lives Matter

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The Black Lives Matter was founded in 2013 by three African American women. It’s another social justice that has made national news for their cause. Black Lives Matter is just more than a social movement. It is an out cry for help, as a nation, as a whole. Black Lives Matter is a community. “Black Lives Matter is an ideological and political in a world Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for our demise” (). Why are activist groups consider a deviance act? To define deviance is “any behavior or physical appearance that is socially challenged and condemned because it departs from the norms and expectations of a group” (McCaghey,2008,5). Meaning that just by acting out as a group or a just one person who is displaying deviant behavior. From another perspective, Black Lives Matter could be considered as a Domestic/Foreign terrorism. To help understand this concept, by using three different sociological theories: Functionalism, Conflict, and Symbolic Interaction. Functionalism Functionalism is defined as “A theory that views society as a orderly and stable system with interconnected parts designed to meet the needs of individuals in a society” (Sociology Dictionary). Meaning that coming from a functionalism theorist point of view, Black Lives Matter is a movement that fits the need of African Americans. It’s their voice to as whole, to say this something that needs to happen. The social learning theory is “a social learning
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