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9 The Resounding Impact of the Black Lives Matter Movement

The Tragic Killing of George Floyd “On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, was killed by an Officer in the Minneapolis Police Department. The officer used his knee to pin Floyd’s neck to the ground for over eight minutes. As you read, you might think oh, another black man just killed, but […]

10 When Will Black Lives Matter? Unveiling the Journey Toward Equality and Justice

Understanding the Roots of BLM and Racial Injustice The big question is when will BLM be? For BLM to matter, some changes must be made. Segregation and racism against people of color in the United States have always been a subject of discussion for decades, perhaps centuries, where different figures have called on the people […]

11 The Evolution and Impact of the Black Lives Matter Movement

Origins of the Black Lives Matter Movement The Black Lives Matter movement began in 2013, following the loss of life of Trayvon Martin, an African-American teenager who was shot whilst walking to a family friend’s residence, and the following acquittal of George Zimmerman, the police officer who shot him. The phrase’ black lives matter’ was […]

12 Modern Racism: Insights from W.E.B. Du Bois and Institutional Realities

The Pervasiveness of Racism in Society Racism has been around for generations, and we still face it in today’s society. This is due to social conditions that perpetuate and intensify racism. Racism can be a part of societal institutions today and is not only intentional or overt, but it can also be unintentional and a […]

13 Exploring Individual and Institutional Racism in ‘Homegoing’ by Yaa Gyasi

Racism: Overt and Covert Dimensions As defined by Stokely Carmichael, “Racism is both overt and covert,” It takes two closely related forms individual whites acting against individual blacks and acts by the total white community against the black community. We call these individual racism and institutional racism. The first consists of overt acts by individuals. […]

14 Exploring Institutional Racism and Its Far-reaching Effects

Understanding Institutional Racism Institutional racism is a trend in social structures such as governmental organizations, universities, financial institutions, and judiciary – which try to treat a group solely on the basis of their race negatively. It is characterized by individuals and groups ‘ indirect attitudes or racial bias by the nature of purposeful policies or […]

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