In the world, there are many different ethnic groups, so there are different colors. According to this result, the struggle for national independence should start, and racial discrimination would begin. Today, no one knows exactly where history goes, but the struggle continues to the present. The actions of this movement are not only very common, though it is in times of social acceptance and unacceptability. Although the Black Lives Matter movement was considered very thoroughly, it still is an example of attractive and persuasive of the freedom of the American people of speech, as well as a revolutionary society that very frankly affirmed what was said in a hushed voice for decades: black life as important, people of color problem, and we are equal.
To solve this problem, in recent years the United States has adjusted policies to curb racism, but basically it is still not strong enough to erase the stigma. The BLM is necessary and important even though they still some problems.
Firstly, the BLM encourages people to stand together against racial inequalities against black people leading them to protest but don’t resort to force. In general, it fights against violence and prejudice of police towards people of color. In the “Two Nations: Black and White, Separate, Hostile, Unequal” by Andrew Hacker, he points out one of the part that they felt protected by Martin Luther King, one of the leaders of the Civil Rights movement, said “We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence.
Again and again, we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force”. He did not want the black people to use violence against the struggle against racism.
People are always against violence because violence can not lead to the development of jobs or prosperity where white people live. According to the chapter “ Race and Racism” by Hacker, he said, “Blacks were seen as trying to force themselves into places and positions where they were not wanted or for which they lacked the competence.” Compared with 100 years ago, the situation of black Americans today is obviously much improved. The journey to racial equality, however, is far from accomplished. A large percentage of black Americans remain on the margins of society: excluded, segregated, and victimized by persisting inequalities in opportunity, education, healthcare, housing, and jobs. Besides, criminal reform and implicit bias. According to the article “A Generation of Bigots Comes of Age”, Richard Cohen says “Older and younger white Americans share the same bias.
For instance when white people were asked if blacks prefer to remain on welfare rather than work”. It leads to anti-black racism and discrimination which continue to be powerful forces in American society. For example, after Barack Obama became the first black president of the United States, Mr. Trump repeatedly talked about rumors that Obama was not born in the United States and therefore not qualified to be president. In other hands, in 8 years allowed, Obama and his family have a new image of an angry family. Second, Blacks against racial discrimination is still a big issue in today’s society. BLM leaders hope to create a world where black lives are valued as same as others’ in the USA. In 1964, the government has rewritten the policies for black people rights so that they are equal by claiming discrimination of race, color, national origin, gender are illegal.
As a result, the end of slavery opened the caste system when the Southern states pursuing the doctrine of ‘equality but divide’. On the one hand, this doctrine is not unconstitutional. On the other hand, it makes black Americans live a completely isolated life with white Americans. Black–white relations changed as a direct result of the protest, resistance, and the concerted actions of thousands of individuals, both black and white. Moreover, there is inequality in income due to growing demand for cheap labor in South and large size of lower-class African Americans. According to Cohen, he gives some examples, true numbers that explain the difference between two races. In chapter seven “Equity in Employment: Qualifications and Quotas.” Hacker points out “here in the U.S. many employers are quite open about preferring immigrants to native-born black workers. Apartment houses are more apt to choose Hispanics or West Indians for their service staffs, while retail shops look for Asians.”
Besides, the article “Naming the Dead” in the “the Making of Black Lives Matter” by Christopher Lebron stated that “#BlackLivesMatter has become a force demanding change in America.” (xi) go back to knowing somehow the situation can and will be change showed in the “I have a dream” by Martin Luther King, he said “I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character” (1963) It has become one of the most revered and quoted speakers in American history. Some people say the black live matter movement isn’t needed in America. It is a post-racial society. In the article “Colorblind” by Alex Kotlowitz, sounds like the perfect solution to inequality, but in reality, it is not. This colorblind ideology has contributed to the systematic issues throughout the criminal justice system that then caused disparate racial impacts to manifest. Kotlowitz speaks “I’m often asked by whites, with some wonderment, how it is that I’m able to spend so much time in black communities without feeling misunderstood or unwelcomed or threatened.
I find it much easier to talk with blacks about race than with fellow whites.” (136). Because people need a more long time to eliminate the longstanding prejudices ingrained and thought of the previous generation, and the younger generation of today, there are no prejudices deeply affected them. Finally, the movement is important in U.S. society. According to “Black Lives Matter is a global cause” by Ishaan Tharoor, he showed that “Protests against police shootings continued across the United States on Monday evening.” (July 12, 2016). The protests in Washington that year was one of the largest demonstrations in US history. The arrival of more than 250,000 people of all colors, ethnic shows the great efforts of many Americans towards a fair society, diversity.
As I learned, equality was created to criticize the Black Lives Matter movement and review race theories. Furthermore, history reflects that black lives were seen as being a fraction of human life during slavery. Through the struggle against the racial segregation of slave people, in today’s society. There is still the prejudice of previous generations which has also influenced the thought of the younger generation. These prejudices still cannot be ruled out altogether, though many people stand up to protest against violence and racism in the U.S. This leads to why Black Lives Matter is the necessity of the movement of equality in America today. Tharoor quoted of Maryam Ali, a lead organizer for London’s Black Lives Matter movement, ‘I think people forget that racism is a worldwide thing. It’s still very prevalent. This is ultimately a cry for help.’