Essay on The Black Lives Matter Movement

1917 Words Mar 22nd, 2016 8 Pages
The Black Lives Matter movement has swept the nation ever since the unjustified murdering of Trayvon Martin in 2012. During this time African Americans and other minorities were vulnerable and frightened yet came together across the world to make a drastic difference for the justice of these innocent young and old lives. This harmless phenomenon has been recently targeted as being “racist” and a “hate group” yet the whole meaning of the name and purpose is to remind everyone that black lives matter too. For example, the Baltimore riots that occurred in the spring of 2015, were only trying to push the importance of Black lives not completely destroy their city and rebel. The significance of this is crucial in this day and age due to the injustices of the court and police system, we’re only trying to reiterate something that should be given to all people at birth. The Black Lives Matter movement is indeed a necessity due to the excessive amount of police brutality in the African American community in the last couple of years. The purpose of this movement is a constant reminder for equality for African Americans and to reinforce the importance of Black lives in the 21st century. One of the most infamous cases of police brutality dates back to March 3rd, 1991. American taxi driver Rodney King was on a high speed chase when he was later arrested and very brutally beat by Los Angeles Police Department, which was caught on tape by a local neighbor. King was ordered to lay flat on…

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