Black Lives Matter Persuasive Essay

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When American police officers killed Alton Sterling and Philando Castile several weeks ago, their deaths marked the 124th and 125th occasion at that time that a Black person had been killed by American police officers in 2016. Alarmingly, in the four weeks since their deaths, an additional 13 black Americans have been killed by police officers. Meaning, police officers kill a Black American every 37 hours.

Disturbed by this, Black Lives Matter’s founder, Alicia Garcia, writes: “Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise.”

If indeed American police officers are failing to live by their motto—to serve and protect— when it concerns Black people, it wouldn’t mark an unparalleled period in American history. America’s
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Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again, we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.”

Some claim that Black Lives Matter is the 21st century version of the Civil Rights Movement, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Martin Luther King often addressed the issue of bitterness and hatred for white people among Black Americans largely to combat Malcom X and the Nation of Islam’s ideologies, which in my opinion, is far more comparable to Black Lives Matter ideologies. Actually, Black Lives Matter openly state that their ideologies are inspired by that of the Malcom X-inspired Black Panthers’ Party. Notably, that of Assata Shakur, who is on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist
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As we continue to misdiagnose the destructive problems within Black communities, more die. Apparently, the most prevalent and and provable cases of Black lives not mattering is an unworthy trending topic for Twitter and Black Lives Matter. Perhaps because they are real cases of injustice in a world that is increasingly more concerned about social agendas than real social

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