Black Lives Matter Persuasive Speech

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The nation is in high tension with all of the recent police shootings and the social injustice towards African-Americans. People are protesting now because Black Lives Matter. Black Lives Matter is a movement where people around the country of the cruelty towards African-Americans. We are tired of being treated differently because of our skin and judging who we are without getting to know a person. People don’t really know what the Black Lives Matter movement really is and whites are confused on why we are protesting. But yet they do not know what we go through, how some black people died for no reason, how white privilege is real, and why Black Lives Matter is a positive movement.
The Black Lives Matter movement is a positive one because
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