From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

Author: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608465632

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

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The eruption of mass protests in the wake of the police murders of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York City have challenged the impunity with which officers of the law carry out violence against Black people and punctured the illusion of a postracial America. The Black Lives Matter movement has awakened a new generation of activists. In this stirring and insightful analysis, activist and scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor surveys the historical and contemporary ravages of racism and persistence of structural inequality such as mass incarceration and Black unemployment. In this context, she argues that this new struggle against police violence holds the potential to reignite a broader push for Black liberation.
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Black Lives Matter: From a Moment to a Movement

Author: Laurie Collier Hillstrom

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 144086571X

Category: Social Science

Page: 164

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This concise yet comprehensive reference book provides an overview of the Black Lives Matter movement, from its emergence in response to the police-involved deaths of unarmed black people to its development as a force for racial justice in America. • Provides readers with a comprehensive overview of the origin, growth, and development of the Black Lives Matter movement • Explores how modern activists employ social media as a force for social change • Examines the emergence of white supremacy and white nationalism as a part of a cultural backlash against the Black Lives Matter movement • Presents current information and statistics on racial injustice in America • Explores how the civil rights movement, Black Power movement, and hip-hop culture have shaped and influenced the fight for racial justice
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"We gon' be alright". Analysis of the Relationship between #BlackLivesMatter Activism and Popular Music to Challenge Racial Profiling and Police Brutality

Author: Aneka Brunßen

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3668388393

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 17

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Seminar paper from the year 2016 in the subject American Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1,3, University of Bremen, course: Concepts of Race and Racism, language: English, abstract: When we look at the history of African-American protest, two of the most prevalent issues are racial profiling and institutional brutality. And when the topics of racial profiling and institutional abuse of power, namely police brutality, are discussed, two facts become abundantly clear: (1) The two are closely related. The tendency of police in the United States to show a bias towards specific groups and the even more disturbing tendency of police officers to use unnecessary physical force against those specific groups unfortunately tend to go hand in hand. (2) The issues are not as recent as some would think, with the major evidence of this being the ubiquity of said matters in popular African-American media culture throughout history. However, it is important to acknowledge one fact: Movements and reactions to fight racial profiling and police brutality against African-Americans have become increasingly strong with activist groups having managed to use popular media to their advantage to spread a message of awareness and resistance. The fact that almost all modern liberal news providers have sections for the coverage of issues related solely to African-Americans proves that there has been a surge in media interest in the matter as well as the movements which are created as a counterculture to the popular zeitgeist of apathy and obedience to a system which still promotes institutional racism and shows a terrifying tendency to systematically disregard the lives of African-Americans. Music has always played a major role in the fight against racial bias, especially covering issues of racial profiling and police brutality. From Jazz to Rap music, African-American musicians have, for many years, chosen to use music as a way to challenge political and institutional systems and have been successful in spread their message of discontentment and anger. The discontentment is directed not only at a system which expects obedience from groups it chooses to disregard and systemically prejudge, but also at one which discourages support for their cause. Apart from entertaining people, music is often used as a tool to help people either see the misrepresentation of the African-American community and to encourage changes or to help people who are at odds with their own identity, see that they are, in fact, being misrepresented and prejudged and how to go about finding healthy ways of dealing with those feelings and fighting the issue.
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The Making of Black Lives Matter

A Brief History of an Idea

Author: Christopher J. Lebron

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190601345

Category: History

Page: 208

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A condensed and accessible intellectual history that traces the genesis of the ideas that have built into the #BlackLivesMatter movement in a bid to help us make sense of the emotions, demands, and arguments of present-day activists and public thinkers.Started in the wake of George Zimmerman's 2013 acquittal in the death of Trayvon Martin, the #BlackLivesMatter movement has become a powerful and incendiary campaign demanding redress for the brutal and unjustified treatment of black bodies by law enforcement in the United States. The movement isonly a few years old, but as Christopher J. Lebron argues in this book, the sentiment behind it is not; the plea and demand that "Black Lives Matter" comes out of a much older and richer tradition arguing for the equal dignity - and not just equal rights - of black people. The Making of Black Lives Matter presents a condensed and accessible intellectual history that traces the genesis of the ideas that have built into the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Drawing on the work of revolutionary black public intellectuals, including Frederick Douglass, Ida B. Wells, LangstonHughes, Zora Neal Hurston, Anna Julia Cooper, Audre Lorde, James Baldwin, and Martin Luther King Jr., Lebron clarifies what it means to assert that "Black Lives Matter" when faced with contemporary instances of anti-black law enforcement. He also illuminates the crucial difference between theproblem signaled by the social media hashtag and how we think that we ought to address the problem. As Lebron states, police body cameras, or even the exhortation for civil rights mean nothing in the absence of equality and dignity. To upset dominant practices of abuse, oppression and disregard, wemust reach instead for radical sensibility. Radical sensibility requires that we become cognizant of the history of black thought and activism in order to make sense of the emotions, demands, and argument of present-day activists and public thinkers. Only in this way can we truly embrace and pursuethe idea of racial progress in America.
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Say Their Names Journal. Blanked Line 6x9 Journal - #blacklivesmatter

Black Lives Matter Journal

Author: 1970 Revolution

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781726334594

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Page: 120

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Say Their Names Journal. This journal list the names of some of the people that were killed by the hands of the police. Commemorate them by purchasing this journal and showing your support for #BLACKLIVESMATTER
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Making All Black Lives Matter

Reimagining Freedom in the Twenty-First Century

Author: Barbara Ransby

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520966112

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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"A powerful — and personal — account of the movement and its players."—The Washington Post “This perceptive resource on radical black liberation movements in the 21st century can inform anyone wanting to better understand . . . how to make social change.”—Publishers Weekly The breadth and impact of Black Lives Matter in the United States has been extraordinary. Between 2012 and 2016, thousands of people marched, rallied, held vigils, and engaged in direct actions to protest and draw attention to state and vigilante violence against Black people. What began as outrage over the 2012 murder of Trayvon Martin and the exoneration of his killer, and accelerated during the Ferguson uprising of 2014, has evolved into a resurgent Black Freedom Movement, which includes a network of more than fifty organizations working together under the rubric of the Movement for Black Lives coalition. Employing a range of creative tactics and embracing group-centered leadership models, these visionary young organizers, many of them women, and many of them queer, are not only calling for an end to police violence, but demanding racial justice, gender justice, and systemic change. In Making All Black Lives Matter, award-winning historian and longtime activist Barbara Ransby outlines the scope and genealogy of this movement, documenting its roots in Black feminist politics and situating it squarely in a Black radical tradition, one that is anticapitalist, internationalist, and focused on some of the most marginalized members of the Black community. From the perspective of a participant-observer, Ransby maps the movement, profiles many of its lesser-known leaders, measures its impact, outlines its challenges, and looks toward its future.
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The Struggle over Black Lives Matter and All Lives Matter

Author: Amanda Nell Edgar,Andre E. Johnson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1498572065

Category: Social Science

Page: 164

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This book examines the complex relationship between Black Lives Matter and All Lives Matter as it unfolds on social media and in offline interpersonal relationships. In so doing, it demonstrates the ongoing influence of history within the contemporary fight for social justice.
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Black Lives Matter

Author: Edwards, Sue Bradford

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1680771094

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Black Lives Matter covers the shootings that touched off passionate protests, the work of activists to bring about a more just legal system, and the tensions in US society that these events have brought to light. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
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