Why Do Black Lives Matter

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The black lives matter movement is an international activist movement, originating in the African American community that campaigns against violence toward black people. The movement organizes protest and holds rallies and marches around the deaths of black people in the killings by police officers. They also protest against other issues such as racial profiling, racial inequality, and police brutality. The movement was established in 2012 following the murder of Trayvon Martin. Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, in Sanford, Florida on February 26, 2012. Zimmerman was not charged or arrested at the time of the shooting because there was no evidence to refute his claim of self-defense. Zimmerman was acquitted for his crime and Trayvon was post-humously placed on trial for his own…show more content…
When we say that Black Lives matter, it doesn’t mean that black people lives are more important than other people’s lives. Black lives matter just as much as other lives, but black lives are more in danger when it comes to police interaction. During this year and previous years, there has been numerous incidents of police assaulting or killing black men, women, and even teenagers. Some people say that “All Lives Matter”, which is true because life is a precious thing. But when it comes to interacting with police officers, “Black Lives Matter”, black lives are in danger during interaction with the police because society treats black people different from other races. People of all races can be a part the Black Lives Matter movement. Many different people have joined the movement because they also see how black people are treated in this society and it’s not fair. The movement is not out to discriminate against other races. Instead, they want to come together to promote equal treatment of all

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