Why not whites? This has also started “All Lives Matter.” This started almost right after a lot of attention went to the Black Lives Matter movement. Obama addressed the “All Lives Matter” movement and said “I think that the reason that the organizers used the phrase Black Lives Matter was not because they were suggesting that no one else’s lives matters… rather what they were suggesting was there is a specific problem that is happening in the African American community that’s not happening in other communities.” He also said “that is a legitimate issue that we’ve got to address.” A lot of whites have felt that their lives aren’t important or don’t matter. Which is not what the Black Lives Matter movement is about at all but anyways, They have complained that they don’t have white privilege at all and that Whites and African Americans get treated
The federal government was still inconsistently protecting the rights of blacks. The senate hired a pro-segregationist which angered African Americans. The movement also tended to ignore racism in the north. African Americans were also frustrated with the amount of white back lash and violence they were receiving from the movement. “The Basics of Black Power”, an article that opposes the SNCC, states “ Black people cannot relate to SNCC because of its unrealistic, nonracial atmosphere; denying their experience of America as a racist society.” (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee 2) This is what lead to the black power movement, people felt like the only way to fight racism is with violence.
Whenever you hear about an African American getting killed by the United States police, you never see All Lives Matter supporters protesting. The intentions of the All Lives Matter movement seem to be more spiteful, as opposed to helpful. Every time African Americans yell “Black Lives Matter”, outrage from other racial groups tends to emerge as they yell “All Lives Matter” back. It seems like the All Lives Matter movement is more of a tug a war game with Black Lives Matter, rather than an activist organization designed to bring cognizance to police abuse. If All Lives Matter is based on justice for everyone, supporters of the group would understand that African American people are treated like second class citizens in the judicial system.
The white people would make fun of the black people in front of their faces, telling them how another black person was beat up and how all the black people are a problem for the white people. How would you feel if someone told you that you were a problem? This would really up... ... middle of paper ... ...that people need to be educated about it. After John’s job was taken away from him he didn’t see any reason to stick around there anymore. “Mammy, I’m going away, - I’m going to be free.” John left and went north.
There are many ideas as to how racism began. Before people were able to travel and experience difference groups of people, they mostly stayed in the same area with the same kind of people (same race of people). People feared thing... ... middle of paper ... ...liminated certain aspects of not necessarily segregation but racism. The fact that racism played such a large role in Obamas election and campaign is proof that racism has yet to be completely eliminated for our society and country today. Many people were assuming Obama won because he got what they called the "black vote" which is sad to hear because that means people think Obama was elected solely based on the color of his skin instead of his thoughts on how to change our country and make it a "More Perfect Union”.
In an interview done with Brian Marcus, who lived in the Jim Crow south, Marcus stated that, “You feared white people, but the white people you feared most were the police, because of so many horror stories-people getting beat in jail, killed, people going to jail and nobody ever hearing about them again” (Wilson). It was these sorts of stories that led to the various anti-discrimination protests in the 1960s and the March on Washington. In the present day, however, there are times when racism is not even taken seriously as an issue. For many, the shootings of Michael Brown and Tamir Rice were not even thought of as issues of race, with the situation being blamed on the victims rather than the police who shot them (Lund). Perhaps one of the most obvious examples of racism is seen in the case of Eric Garner, a black man who was accused by the police of selling cigarettes illegally.
The statement “All Lives Matter” was brought into context because people believed that not one group should be the center of attention or signaled out in the United States was it comes to policy brutality. The statement is also used to stay away from the use of racism in these types of situations and focus on America’s people as unified or that not one person is different than the other. The Editorial Board from The New York Times states that “The Republican party and its acolytes in the news media are trying to demonize the protest movement that has sprung up in response to the all-too-common police killings of unarmed African-Americans across the country. The intent of the is to cast the phrase “Black Lives Matter” as an inflammatory or even hateful anti-white expression that has no legitimate place in a civil rights campaign”. Former Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee described the situation perfectly by saying “If Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were he alive today, he would be “appalled” by the movement’s focus on the skin color of the unarmed people who are disproportionately killed in encounters with the police.
(Doc C) They didn’t care about skin color, they cared about what was right. They understood the skin was just a color and did not define the person, inner-equalities did, and everyone had a right to the same freedoms. Blacks were persecuted for the color of their skin and all grouped together as one worthless, “bad race” by many whites. But these events show just how different the people that make up a race are. Some whites would go as far as to kill blacks, while other white men joined blacks in the crusade to freedom.
Racism, discrimination, prejudice, and hatred are the things that stain law enforcement around the world. Blacks who are stopped by police fear that justice is never on their side. Racial profiling puts a dent in the trust between young black males and the police. Racial profiling is when an individual or group is treated a certain way because of the skin color. Researchers agree on the causes and perimeters, of racial profiling, there is no solution methods widely accepted.
Continuous cases of the police shooting down unarmed African Americans have provoked the “Black Lives Matter” movement. This activist movement against police brutality has been rapidly catching the public’s attention. American people have been intensively disputing over the controversy of whether or not the police are biased against African Americans, but have not reached an agreement. Some insist that all American people discriminate against African Americans whereas the others believe that American people do not discriminate them. African Americans are the focus of discrimination issue.