From what I have researched the sole purpose of how the black lives matter movement became a thing was when Trayvon Martin was shot on Feb. 26, four years ago. This movement really caught fire when Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi “ All black women, all friends — reacted by posting #BlackLivesMatter on social media.”
Michael McLauglin stated that “ A new study from American University’s Center for Media and Social Impact examines how social media fueled the biggest push for racial justice that the country has ever seen in decades.” This tragedy that took place four years ago now shapes the minds of today’s society on how the police force treat people of color.
In The Disputed Influence of Black Lives Matter it stated that “A Pew Research Center Survey found, however that only 4 in 10 Americans support Black Lives Matter, with 40 percent of whites backing the movement compared to 64 percent of blacks. When partisanship is added to the mix, the polarization is particularly stark: 64 percent of white Democrats support the movement while 52 percent of white Republicans oppose it.” So there are a lot of people that support the movement, but then there is also a fair share of people that don’t support.
Some black people think that the movement has actually made matters worse. In conclusion what I am trying to get across is how many people support this movement and what is the movement actually about and how did it become the spark of one big fire.
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