A Summary Of Black Lives Matter

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Within the past year there has been much contention over police brutality in America, especially against African Americans. Freddie Gray, a young black man from Baltimore, was taken into police custody because he was allegedly seen with an illegal switchblade. While enroute to the police station, Gray reputedly fell into a coma and died. After this incident on April 12th, 2015, the idea that police officers in America specifically persecute those who are black rather than those who are white has grown more and more prevalent. “Black Lives Matter” has become an infamous slogan all over the world as a result of Freddie Gray and other police brutality incidents involving African Americans. Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding, illustrates…show more content…
However, this violence is not an extensive force until the boys realize that they may not be rescued from the island, or survive at all for that matter. This idea is similar to that of the Freddie Gray scandal- those who were affected by the scandal (including African American rights activists, and just those who campaign for civil rights in general) did not use violence to achieve support of their campaign until the realization that they too might be “the next Freddie Gray”. On the island, the boys initially get along. The novel begins with the introductions of the boys who were on the plane. They eventually use parliamentary procedure to elect a leader; one who can use strength and knowledge to save them from ultimate death on the island. They all come to the consensus that if there is any probability that they are rescued, they must see eye to eye on how to live on the island until so. Yet, there is a halt in the communal ways of the island once the boys come to the realization that they are not going to be rescued soon. As a result, the boy 's psyche become filled with the terrorous thought that they might die. After all, they are wealthy and young children who were never exposed to such a fear inducing idea. The
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