Black Lives Matter Essays


National Anthem Protest Essay

This free essay discusses the National Anthem Protest which was first started by Colin Kaepernick in the NFL and has now spread to many players both in the NFL and other major sports.  We will provide you with example titles, related topics, an outline as well as all the major parts of an essay (thesis statement, essay hook, introduction, body, conclusion, works cited).  This can be used as a template/guideline/reference in helping you write your own paper.  If you need help writing, please review our “how to write an essay” tutorial. In 2016, a football player with the NFL named Continue Reading...

Do Black Lives Really Matter Essay

Perhaps the most eminent example of this emerging trend is evinced in the so-called black lives matter movement, which is predicated on issuing social justice to African Americans who are routinely abused and even wantonly murdered by police officers allegedly doing their duties. In numerous instances, unarmed African American men were murdered by police. In fact, the names Michael Brown, who was killed by members of the police in Ferguson, Missouri, and Freddie Gray, Continue Reading... Continue Reading...

Black Lives Matter Essay

  Writing about a fast-moving issue such as a black lives matter essay is akin to trying to hit a moving target – as soon as you find what you think is the latest information, something is already taking place elsewhere that makes everything you found obsolete. Consequently, students must learn how to recognize where to draw the line on timeliness and relevancy of their resources, and use the best of what is available to support their thesis. Writing a black lives matter essay can also be challenging because of the sensitive nature of the issues that… Continue Reading...

Police Brutality Essay

Race Police Violence and African Americans When Does the Use of Force Become Police Brutality? Police Brutality and the black lives matter Movement Police Brutality and the Blue Lives Matter Movement Titles The Use of Violence: Is there a Limit to the Amount of Force Police Officers Should Use on a Suspect? Why “Just Comply” Is Not the Answer to Police Brutality Are Minorities the Victims of Higher Rates of Police Violence? Police Brutality: Is there a War on Cops or a War by Cops? Outline I.  Introduction – Definition II.  Body A.  Definition B. Continue Reading... Continue Reading...

Racialized Violence and Police Brutality in Usa

public opinion, the cops are still winning. Thanks to black lives matter, public outrage against police brutality might be increasing, but has not yet reached the level of critical mass. The use of mobile phone images and video, both by citizen witnesses and by some police, has also helped to raise awareness. Mandating the use of body cameras would at least prevent some of the distortions of the truth that do occur when police support each others' stories about what happened at the scene of a crime. The footage gleaned from altercations can also serve as tangible evidence in… Continue Reading...

Book Strangers in Their Own Land

whites see their culture as being under threat from a liberal hoard that believes black lives matter. Underneath it all is the problem of anti-intellectualism, which Hochschild also fails to address meaningfully. Anti-intellectualism is a real and potentially dangerous problem that empathy cannot solve. The refusal to accept facts enables brainwashing and social control that cause people to vote emotionally. Hochschild continually reminds readers that the great paradox can best be explained by understanding that people vote with their emotions, not with logic. That might be true, but it does not help illuminate any method of changing the situation.… Continue Reading...

The Bernard Goetz Shootings

Even today, some hail Goetz as a hero. 2. Because of the ' black lives matter' movement, things would have been much different. The movement sparked interest in the increasing crime against blacks in America. Especially with technology and smart phone use, most likely someone would have caught it on camera. Then that would have sparked outrage, similar to the police shootings that have occurred in the last few years. 3. One interesting thing to note was his childhood. He grew up not in the city, but upstate. He was married then divorced and had to start over again in his apartment… Continue Reading...

Harlem Renaissance Poems

I say might have meaning. These truths are self-evident Embedded in the government black lives matter three fourths of the way That’s what they still say. When I put down the cross They take me away, they say The thorny crown is mind to wear And then they wonder why we despair. Works Cited Cullen, Countee. “Simon the Cyrenian Speaks.” Retrieved online: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/browse?contentId=16356 “Harlem Renaissance: American Literature and Art.” Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved online: https://www.britannica.com/event/Harlem-Renaissance-American-literature-and-art/Poetry Hughes, Langston. “The Negro Speaks of Rivers.” Retrieved online: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44428/the-negro-speaks-of-rivers Continue Reading...

National Anthem Protest Essay

rights and was often reviled because he was an activist.  WNBA player Seimone Augustus wears “ black lives matter” t-shirts in warm-ups and post-game press conferences to bring attention to the black lives matter movement.  John Carlos and Tommie Smith made international headlines with a 1968 Black Power salute on the medal stand at the Olympics.  In 1970, the Syracuse 8, a group of African American football players at Syracuse University used their position as players to combat discrimination at the school (Hatendi 2016).  NBA players including Derrick Rose and LeBron James have worn t-shirts with “I can’t breathe” on… Continue Reading...

Black Lives Matter Essay

Topics: What is the black lives matter Movement and why is it important? Is the black lives matter Movement doing more harm than good? What is the purpose of the black lives matter Movement? Who founded the Black Lives Movement? Titles: The Troubled State of Race Relations in America:  The Rise of the Black Lives Movement The Impact of the Black Lives Movement on the Discourse over Race Relations in the U.S. How a Grassroots Idea became an International Movement through Social Media The Purpose and Future of the… Continue Reading...

Black Lives Matter

black lives matter’s Approach is Contradictory to the Civil Disobedience of the Civil Rights Era Movement The black lives matter (BLM) movement has risen in response to what is perceived to be unfair treatment of African Americans by police. The movement stemmed from a social media hashtage #BlackLivesMatter that generated a following and resulted in the formation of a social activist group—BLM. The group’s objective is to “build local power and to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes” (black lives matter).… Continue Reading...

Do Black Lives Really Matter Essay

and actions of the police. Perhaps the most eminent example of this emerging trend is evinced in the so-called black lives matter movement, which is predicated on issuing social justice to African Americans who are routinely abused and even wantonly murdered by police officers allegedly doing their duties. In numerous instances, unarmed African American men were murdered by police. In fact, the names Michael Brown, who was killed by members of the police in Ferguson, Missouri, and Freddie Gray, who was murdered by the police near Baltimore, Maryland, have become synonymous with the need to cease these senseless and… Continue Reading...

Police Brutality Essay

African Americans When Does the Use of Force Become Police Brutality? Police Brutality and the black lives matter Movement Police Brutality and the Blue Lives Matter Movement Alternate Titles: The Use of Violence: Is there a Limit to the Amount of Force Police Officers Should Use on a Suspect? Why “Just Comply” Is Not the Answer to Police Brutality Are Minorities the Victims of Higher Rates of Police Violence? Police Brutality: Is there a War on Cops or a War by Cops? Outline: I.  Introduction - Definition II.  Body A.  Definition B.  Racial Disparity in American Criminal Justice C.  The black… Continue Reading...

Why I Honor the American Flag Essay

Numerous Americans have expressed rampant dissatisfaction with the state of the union, given the fact that movements such as black lives matter and #MeToo have shined a light on the injustices and corruption that continue to thrive in America. When injustice is illuminated, it can create a sense of disgust and confusion about the nation to which we pledge allegiance. Given that the current president sparks so much heated and contentious debate, some Americans have gone on the record saying that they do not wish to honor the American flag anymore. I disagree with such a myopic notion. I… Continue Reading...

The Tom Story in Mudbound

now things are different, the reality is that the audience of today is living during the era of black lives matter and knows that things have not changed. The audience of today is not likely to feel that the racism depicted on the screen is of a bygone time. It is more than likely going to feel like an immediate issue that is as pressing today as it was in the time when the drama is depicted on the screen. In the post-war period in which Ronsel is muted, or in the turbulent 1960s when so many murders were… Continue Reading...

Ethics and the Marketing Environment

tried to use an ad to introduce their product into a black lives matter protest” (De Mers 2). Other companies may exploit the safety concerns of parents or the elderly to encourage these consumer demographics to buy products of dubious value. Again, it can be very difficult to separate the ethics of selling certain products at all that have dubious utility from the fear-based marketing techniques used to promote them. Work Cited De Mers, Jayson. “5 Common Unethical Marketing Practices: Are You Guilty? Forbes. 7 Feb 2018. Web. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jaysondemers/2017/05/17/5-common- unethical-marketing-practices-are-you-guilty/   Continue Reading...

Nike and Social Justice

a particularly turbulent time in recent years when the black lives matter organization got underway in response to a rising perception of police assaults on the black community, Kaepernick became a pariah in the corporate NFL world. Nike, however, like many other professional athletes—from LeBron James to Tom Brady (ESPN; Sanchez)—has shown support for the message that Kaepernick was trying to communicate. Nike has even gone a step further and tried to capitalize on Kaepernick’s popularity among its target market and has thus featured Kaepernick’s face in full with the words “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing… Continue Reading...

Israel S Human Rights Violations

situation with the Ethiopian Jews is very much comparable to the black lives matter movement in America. The movement has received renewed intensity especially due to the increased instances reported about police officers using lethal force against unarmed protesters and people of African heritage. In Israel Ethiopian Jews have also flocked the streets protesting a phenomenon that is not any different from this one[footnoteRef:2]. On 2016 July 3rd Ethiopian Jews took to the streets of Tel Aviv, which is the Economic capital of Israel. They were commemorating the brutal murder of one of the victims of police brutally Mr.… Continue Reading...

The American Dream Today

Really is That Bad.” American Now, 12th Ed. Edited by Robert Atwan. Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2017. Stascavage, Brian. “Why black lives matter Isn’t What You Think.” American Now, 12th Ed. Edited by Robert Atwan. Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2017.   Continue Reading...

Social Justice and Macklemore

who may be sympathetic to the message and might seek to support Z-Ro and the black lives matter movement have to consider their own race and privilege, as Macklemore and Ryan Lewis do in their hip hop confessional “White Privilege II.” In that song, the white artists state, “It seems like we're more concerned with being called racist / Than we actually are with racism.” Each text defines justice in terms of social justice and therefore the theory of social justice is the one that best explains each. Yet when one considers the texts from the standpoint of Rawls’… Continue Reading...

Racism and Claude Mckay

black lives matter: The Paradox of Injustice—“If We Must Die…” In the poem “If We Must Die,” by Claude McKay, the African American poet writes that “If we must die, let it not be like hogs / Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot, / While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs, / Making their mock at our accursèd lot.” He states if blacks must be persecuted, let it not be in vain—but rather let them fight back. This was… Continue Reading...