#BlackLivesMatter is a movement that was started in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murder, George Zimmerman. Black Lives Matter is an ideological and political intervention in a world where Blacks are systematically and intentionally discriminated against by White supremacy. This movement was created by Black organizer Alicia Garza. For African Americans, police brutality is the most endured aspect of the struggle for civil rights. Black Lives Matter helps raise awareness of police brutality, helps expose and dismantle structural racism.
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