Essay about Black Lives Matter : The Civil Rights Movement

1429 Words May 13th, 2016 6 Pages
“Black Lives Matter”

Daily News reports that, “By a 2-to-1 margin, likely voters said they do not think the Black Lives Movement supports reforms to ensure all Americans are treated fairly under the law.” The recent rise of the Black Lives Matter movement sparks debates among all Americans, among all races, among all religions, and among all political parties. The current Black Lives Matter Movement, although influential among the African American community, cannot be considered the modern-day Civil Rights Movement because the movement uses violent tactics to achieve its goals, promotes false accusations about American law enforcement, and does not advocate for equality among all American citizens. Initially, the Black Lives Matter movement uses violent tactics in order to enforce its goals. For example, the amount of violence towards cops ever since the rise of the movement has risen dramatically. Breitbart News shares an example of the anti-police motives in the Black Lives Matter movement, saying, “On December 13 a NY resident uploaded video of a group of about 100 protesters chanting, “What do we want? Dead Cops!” Daily Mail reported that after the shooting of two NYPD officers, demonstrators in St. Louis, MO chanted the phrase, “Pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon!” If the Black Lives Matter is a ‘peaceful’ movement, then why are protesters and activists not only killing police officers, many of whom are innocent and trying to maintain peace in an unstable…

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