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Black Lives Matter Movement
by Luis Mucino
Sunday May 16th, 2021 5:55 PM
An Op-ed on the Black Lives Matter movement.
5/13/2021
Black Lives Matter Movement

The Black Lives Matter movement affected institutional responses, including some changes with private companies supporting the movement along with holding employees accountable for their actions when acting in ways that could be seen as racist and unfair. This is a good thing. We need to set our foot down as a country and show that we will not tolerate disrespect toward any race, especially those who already endured racist hardships in its past. Incidents continue to happen with innocent black Americans being killed for things such as going to the store to get snacks, A traffic stop,walking in a neighborhood, racial profiling by police. The latest one that comes to mind is Daunte Wright, a twenty year old man killed during a traffic stop in the same city as the trial of Derek Chauvin the man who killed George Floyd.
We see that not enough has changed and there still needs to be more done than just support we need to re educate the police. We must address the systematic racism that comes with big places of power. We cannot as a nation stand by and let this slide. We must start heading in a direction that will make things better, we must start with the police and our government. We need more racial variety represented in our systems of power.


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