Race Relations Approach

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Race Relations in the United States has been a volatile subject dating back as far as we know and can read in history. The United States and its citizens have long created plans to tackle these conflicts that arise from race relations, yet they seem nothing more than good simple ideas that have grown into forced approaches on society. Ideas that have changed and evolved over time to be only a sliver of the original tone and plan to begin with. If one doesn’t follow these opinions, you could be seen as racist or impeding progress. It brings about the question, are we any better off with these approaches being presented to citizens of the country. Be it approaches presented by the government as laws or by originations as movements, are we causing …show more content…
Unsteady and unreliable, race relations is an ongoing tension in the country with lines being drawn in the sand to take sides. Approaches that were started to help ease relations of volatile times during racial inequality started out meaning well. However, took on interpretations of its own based off of changing laws and or societal views at the time of the approach. In other words, they meant well when they started but often then ended up deviating from the original message. Two present day extremes that are seen with approaches to race relations are very different from one another, with some stating that borders need closed to keep specific races out, and then the creating of groups such as Black Likes Matter movement trying to navigate tensions between our citizens. When you look at the many approaches to race relations in the country you see rhetoric that is negative, drowning out the positive points that started various movements to begin with, and some taking movements and laws in directions that they never were intended to …show more content…
The approach is lost when the message the organization wants presented is left to interpitation on a broader level by chapters within the organization itself. Specifically organizations and movements like this are Chapter run. Chapters that are run on a more local level, using the original Black Lives Matter origination as a starting point for their own message which may be the same, similar to, or not even remotely close to the original intended message. The founders of the Black Lives Matter Movement address the concern of the changing of their message and state “When you adopt Black Lives Matter and transform it into something else, it’s appropriate politically to credit the lineage from which your adapted work derived. It’s important that we work together to build and acknowledge the legacy of Black contributions to the struggle for human rights. If you adapt Black Lives Matter, use the opportunity to talk about its inception and political framing. Lift up Black lives as an opportunity to connect struggles across race, class, gender, nationality, sexuality and

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