Police brutality among the black community continues to be a very serious problem. Recent unfortunate events make this topic such a heated discussion amongst many. To this day, Blacks are subject to discrimination and prejudice by whites. There are many activist groups seeking justice for Black victims of police brutality. One of these groups is Black Lives Matters.
“Black Lives Matters is an idealogical and police intervention in a world where Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise.” This group was formed as a result of the Treyvon Martin case. With their efforts, they hope to “create space for the celebration and humanization of Black lives. Guiding principles include; diversity, collective value and restorative justice to name just a few.
The group holds various events to raise awareness on such issues. They also protest various events in hopes of gaining attention for these key issues of today. You are encouraged to get involved by engaging on their website or signing petitions to get their voices heard by people who can make the change.
“Black Lives Matter Freedom and Justice for All Black Lives.” Black Lives Matter RSS2. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 November 2015.