An Analysis Of The Black Lives Matter Movement For African-American Women

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Although African-American men face police brutality daily, many women endure the same pain. The Black Lives Matter movement is not only supposed to focus on one gender, it is supposed to be centered on all black people of color. How can a movement be called Black Lives Matter when the lives on display are males? Also, if women’s stories are included in the movement, then the Black Lives Matter movement will not seem so secluded. Every woman has the same rights that men do, therefore, it would be better to acknowledge and give them the same respect. Other women from different ethnic groups would also benefit from hearing black women’s stories.
First Black Lives Matter is a women-headed movement. Therefore, the stories that we need to hear more of are women’s. At first Alicia, Opal, and Patrice first created their movement as a “call to action against the
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It can also form coalitions of women to form around African-American women’s challenges. If women from different parts of the world such as Indonesia, Mexico, and much more hear about another woman has to go through so many challenges as an African-American woman. They will be able to relate more since they are both females and they understand that it is not easy being an African American woman living in America.
Consequently, the challenges that women face is very different from how a man handles it. People need to get out of only being focus on gender every time that something happens, women need to be included. We can’t say that we live in a democracy “by the people” when the only people we focus more on are men. Men can not act sexist no more, they need to start giving women the same recognition that they will give their parents. So including women in the Black Lives Matter movement will be beneficial for everyone to be aware of both side of the

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