In the article “How Our World Changed”, Joe Bubar talks about the changes our country needs in order to advance in social justice. Bubar explains how the injustice and police brutality is not new to this country. He goes on by saying that this movement is a lot different from others, in the way that now we have so much people, diverse, of different color, joining in and fighting for what is right. Walter Wiggins, a civil rights activist says, “I was shocked to see so many white kids out here,… Back then, it was just Black folks.” With more and more people realizing what’s going on in our country, more actions have been taken.
Personally I feel like there really does need to be a change or a few changes made to end or at least prevent racial injustice and brutality. I do agree with Bubar that as the younger generation we need to come together and fight this ‘war’ as one. One thing I really like that’s being done is the way professional sports are promoting their actions towards the movement. Specifically, the NBA Playoffs have been really inspiring to me because they stepped away and stopped playing some games regarding police brutality. They have also been very active and continue to remind people, rasing awareness towards the Black Lives Matter movement. I think as long as people don’t give up, we will see some change(s).
Do you think change in the U.S. system is necessary? Why or why not?