Black Lives Matter Hashtag

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Black lives Matter began with a hashtag on social media #BlackLivesMatter, and is an international organization that originated from the African-American community in 2012 after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Treyvon Martin an African-American teen. Black lives Matter usually takes action when an African-American is dies unjustly or other racial issues such as racial profiling, police brutality and racial inequality in the US courts. Black Lives Matter was co—founded by 3 community organizers Alicia Garza who coined the hashtag for the movement and was previously involved in organizing against violence toward Trans and gender non-conforming people of color and has written for big publications such as Rolling Stone …show more content…
It started out as protesting but after the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson and the failure to indict Darren Wilson a white cop social media when nuts to the tune of over 3.5 million tweets with the hashtag in it and a new hashtag #Ferguson was the new one that took over and was by far the most popular. Black Lives Matter took from the civil rights movement as well as they had their own Black Lives Matter Freedom ride to Ferguson to protest the death of Michael Brown. More than 500 Black Lives Matter members descended on Ferguson not only angered by the fact that he was killed by a white cop but the fact that his body was allowed to lay in the street for four hours. This incident spurned on months of peaceful and sometimes violent protests in Ferguson. Black lives Matters has also disrupted Presidential campaigns as well as they disrupted Hilary Clinton and blaming her for the mass incarcerations and calling black people Super Predators when she was talking about youths in gangs and I think this is a racially biased statement as she was talking about youth and not Black youth in particular. They disrupted a Bernie Sanders rally and called the whole crowd a bunch of white racists while demanding a 4 minute moment of silence that signified the 4hours that Michael Brown’s body laid in the

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