Advantages And Disadvantages Of The Black Lives Matter Movement

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The Black Lives Matter movement started in response to unaccounted police shootings of African Americans. In addition to the problem of police brutality, BLM aims to publicize and challenge the ongoing racial discrimination and degrading of Blacks (“About”). The Police Lives Matter movement points to the deaths of police during duty and the difficulty of the job (“Our Mission”). Similarly, the All Lives Matter movement protests that BLM is exclusive of the value of other groups. Both ALM and BLM movements counter and weaken the BLM movement by arguing that Blacks are not differently treated compared to other races or groups. Thus, they divert attention away from the discussion of race to the obvious point that all lives matter. However, racial inequality in various areas proves that race plays a huge role in determining advantages or disadvantages in people’s lives.
BLM has protested the police shootings of African
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Society need to eliminate the stereotype that blacks are dangerous and that police are dishonest. Police systems need to gain communities trust and belief that they are there to protect and eliminate threats, not cause them (Cooper). Also, communities, including police, need to understand the scope of their authority. Police expect 100% obedience and do not tolerate any deviation from that (Ketchum). As one officer pointed out, society must understand that officers can be wrong (Kindy). The other main solution is policy and social action. Collaboration between communities and professionals of many fields can help to bring policies that decrease the gaps in treatments and enhance environment conditions and resources (Purtle, Peterson & Krivo). BLM contends that all of society’s success depends on efforts to bring success to those people who are devalued

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