Essay on Analysis Of Beyonce 's ' Black Lives Matter '

1392 Words Mar 10th, 2016 null Page
In spite of significant progress in achieving racial justice in American society over the past half century, racial inequalities in the criminal justice have continued and worsened in various respects. Beyoncé illustrates a phenomenal issue of racial injustice toward African Americans that they unfortunately still face. We are constantly seeing black individuals being taken their rights and discouraging them from succeeding. As a result of these racial injustice events, many movements have been created, one being called “Black Lives Matter” movement. Beyoncé associated herself with this movement to inspire by the message that speaks of racial and social inequalities and injustice in society. Living in a society that lacks equality, Beyoncé 's video "Formation", reflects a long history of her culture by integrating the most historical scenes from her hometown yet, also the suffrage of inequality that the black community faces due to injustice. She introduces how African Americans can rise from poverty even through controversial issues like racial injustice with empowerment, by influencing the idea that black individuals have the power to become successful.
Beyoncé’s video release of “Formation” is a strong asset of identity to the black community. Empowering imagery by integrating events of her Southern heritage; such as, presenting her family’s roots, Katrina New Orleans, beauty shops, and most essentially she on top of a police vehicle that was sinking into a flood. These…

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