Essay on Analysis Of Martin Luther King 's ' The Protest Cry '

1365 Words Jun 9th, 2016 null Page
“When you cut facilities, slash jobs, abuse power, discriminate, drive people into deeper poverty & shoot people dead whilst refusing to provide answers or justice, the people will rise up & express their anger & frustration if you refuse to hear their cries.” – Martin Luther King “#BlackLivesMatter” the protest cry that helped bring into being a movement focused on validity of Black life here in America. In the wake of the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, and the continued unjustified killings within the African American community that have yet to see justice served, a movement was formed. #BlackLivesMatter gained its recognition after Garza wrote the post “Love Note to Black People” that was initially used as a way to respond to devaluation of lives, had turned into an online campaign that later mobilized took to the streets. I picked this particular group to show the importance of hope as a foundation for Social Justice in the fight for racial equality.
People of color has struggled at the hands of American society for years. The hope of the American dream has become just an ideology and no longer a reality. With one hashtag the movement was able to shatter the idea that we had become a post-racial society. A movement brought anti-Black racism into conversation, brought back the history of People of Color’s struggle in America. Just like its predecessor the civil rights movement it’s ran of the base hope and protest.…

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