Utilitarianism In Black Lives Matter

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Black Lives Matter is ethical to a certain extent depending on who is talking about this topic. The reasoning behind the controversial movement is of course for bringing light to the injustice that has been done to the black people not only about the police brutality but on a global level. It’s about how humanity are creatures of habit going back to the racial divide in the 1600s to unfortunately present day. It is also supposed to uplift and acknowledge diversity. However, is this just another way to segregate “us” versus “them”? Is this the route to go if they want to do what is “just”? From an egoist standpoint, they would be in favor of it being 100 percent ethical. Why? Because this movement is looking out for its own self-interests. …show more content…
It is the cumulative of happiness amongst a number of individuals. Utilitarian’s can only determine if one’s actions is morally good or bad depending on the outcome of that action. In other words, the consequences in regard to an action did benefit the happiness of a high number of individuals involved. This movement plays right into the act utilitarianism because injustices have been made by the movement itself including more racial tension and violence that occurred in regards to the riots following the unjust police brutality. Following that would be the rule utilitarianism which says if the action is morally right and follows the rules that will bring the most happiness obliged by everyone involved. All of this considered I would say that utilitarian would also agree with it being ethical. Black lives matter considers the happiness of a vast number of individuals involved in this strong movement. This is a community people can go to get the recognition that they deserve of all the injustice that has been done to the black …show more content…
I dislike that it is a movement that has separated people by their race which in turn in encouraging segregation. I feel like there are people of all races who would love to support the original cause at hand rather than it being black versus everyone else in society. I also do not like the double standard when it comes to the deaths of black lives. I do agree that the police need to be held accountable for the deaths of innocent black people and the profiling going along with it. However, how is it different from black on black crime? They only bring focus on the deaths at the hands of cops rather than the deaths of gangs sharing the same color skin. I like that they are fighting for justice in the wrongful death by cops which have become brought to light by social media and individuals own technical devices. They are about diversity and the overall well-being of the diverse group of people being victimized. I guess you can say that I am on the fence about the whole situation being ethical or not. It started with the right intentions but have spiraled into a racial violent divide with it being “us” versus “them”. I mean you take the lives of cops who had nothing to do with particular situations to get your point across that you matter in society. I believe there are people who are doing this for the right reasons but there are also people who are out to seek vengeance for “their” people. So I do not side with any

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