Media Lit. Post #1-BLM and other groups protest

Black lives matter, a group that recently became popular in the United States. The groups overall goal is to achieve equality for the African American minority population. The group has had a series of varying “protests” which have differing opinions. The group came about around. 2012, the time of the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the boy shot in Florida by George Zimmerman. Trayvon was an unarmed young male who “looked suspicious” and the situation had a sad ending. The most recent of the protests was over a man by the name of Terence Crutcher, a black male from Tulsa, Oklahoma. His car stalled and the situation ended in tragedy.

When the BLM movement started I was totally 100% on board. I felt that George Zimmerman was wrong to do what he did and him getting away with it made me furious. But in recent protests I’ve been disappointed in the group. They’re trying to achieve equality for the black minority but they are using violence in their protests. The violence gives them a spot in the news but it’s negative attention and I don’t believe that this is the attention that should be used to bring awareness. Colin Kaepernick has been protesting with black lives matter but in a peaceful way. Colin decided to show his disappointment in our country for allowing racial inequality years and years after it supposedly ended, he sat down for the national anthem at the beginning of a game, he later was joined by players from many other football teams as low as college level. He is protesting in a peaceful way. I believe this sheds light on the topic in the most peaceful way possible.

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