Persuasive Essay On Black Lives Matter

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It is my understanding that you three individuals are the original organizers of the movement Black Lives Matter. I have read that you created Black Lives Matter as an ideological and political intervention in a world where black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise. You created the infrastructure for this movement project—moving the hashtag from social media to the streets, while connecting people across the country and working to end the various forms of injustice impacting our people. You’ve even created space for the celebration and humanization of black lives. You say Black Lives Matter is an affirmation of black folks’ contributions to this society, their humanity, and their resilience in the face of deadly oppression.…show more content…
The following are everyday thoughtless comments that show racism: “So, like, what are you?”; a black woman being asked “why do you sound white?”; “No, you’re white.”; and finally, “What are you?” Human. Being biracial doesn’t make me a ‘what’. I am sure the three of you have heard comments like these addressed to others. Did you think of them as being racial comments? Why must there be racism? People are just people, it all depends on what you are like on the inside. When a blind person meets someone for the first time, they don’t see them visually. They must get a sense of who the person is by using their other senses such as touch, smell, hearing, and taste. The blind person cannot see if this new individual is black, white, Asian, Latino, Indian, male or female. They use their hearing the most to start breaking down barriers and discover one step at a time who this person is. It can often take months before a blind person discovers the race of a former stranger. Wouldn’t the world be a better place if we were all
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