Black Lives Matter Persuasive Essay Examples

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Black Lives Matter is a black liberation movement that has spurred controversy throughout the country because of their numerous protests and has caused many news sources to write articles arguing for or against their protests by use of ethos, pathos, and logos. The articles that will compared are from The Star Tribune and Black Lives Matter’s website ( and are titled “Milwaukee violence detracts from goals of shooting protests” and “A Herstory of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement” respectively. Both articles use different ways of persuasion, Black Lives Matter’s website uses three instances of pathos and a two occurrences of logos to influence the audience to support their movement, and The Star Tribune’s article, on the other hand, main …show more content…
There 's a long list. We need a new New Deal for communities of color.”’ (Flores, 2015) referencing Franklin D Roosevelt’s legislation during The Great Depression and implying that the government needs to pass new legislation that will benefit specifically struggling communities of color, which would be very beneficial to the Black Lives Matter Movement. The first article that will be analyzed is the article from Black Lives Matter’s website titled, “A Herstory of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement”. This article is the Black Lives Matter manifesto so it will be using persuasive techniques to sway the audience in supporting the movement, and it begins with the author Alicia Garza explaining how the Black Lives Movement was created and why it was created, which was, according to her, “It was a response to the anti-Black racism that permeates our society and also, unfortunately, our movements.” (Garza) This quote appears to state a fact that there is racism against blacks in society, however it is a logical fallacy because the author gives no sources other than the observation that George Zimmerman did not receive just punishment for shooting and

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