Society's Forceful Black Lives Matter Essay

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Black people growing up in modern day America is without a doubt much better compared to how it was 60 years ago. However, growing up black is still a daunting situation to be in from the moment one develops a sense of social awareness. Blacks grow up realizing that people of their complexion aren’t the ones being advertised as beautiful, learning that certain people of other races do not like others just because of their skin, stereotyped of being something that they are not, watching your brothers and sisters being wrongfully convicted or even executed by the one’s sworn to protect you. This paper will talk about America’s conditioning of thickening the skin of black persons to prepare them for the real, cruel world. Society’s Forceful …show more content…
BLM does not center on a single visible leader, but encourages the leadership of all its members. It is a decentralized movement with self-governing chapters around the United States. (Funk & Wagnalls, 2016). BLM paraded the streets in protest to make their messages heard and has garnered success by grabbing the national media’s attention Many more cases of police brutality were revealed through the internet because now witnesses feel as if they can make a difference. With the organization quickly gaining attention, there was bound to be something to oppose the BLM movement. All Lives Matter (ALM), an organization that was formed in spite of Black Lives Matter, started to gain momentum across platforms. ALM’s message was to give attention to all races and not just black races despite not all races being as threatened as blacks. Most just see ALM as a distractor or even an example of the real issues going on in the country because once again it pushes the priority of blacks to the brink. Jesse Damiani (2016) summarizes ALM in his article, Every Time You Say “All Lives Matter” You Are Being an Accidental Racist, summarizes by saying that anybody that uses “All Lives Matter,” are perpetuating toxic racism making it harder for the rest of the country to bring about positive change. This broadcasts the idea that change isn’t necessary …show more content…
With the newfound success, blacks now feel as if their efforts are being recognized and their voice is being heard in the country (Funk & Wagnalls,

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