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Black Lives Matter Managing Director, Kailee Scales is joined by South Bend Black Lives Matter members to discuss the role of community organizers on the ground. BLM South Bend organizers discuss the police killing of Eric Logan, its impact on their community, and calling for the resignation of Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
It’s Blackout Tuesday, a day promoted by activists to observe, mourn and bring about policy change in the wake of the death of George Floyd. This movement has spread on social media, where organizations, brands and individuals are posting solemn messages featuring stark black backgrounds, sometimes tagging the posts with #BlackLivesMatter.
We stand together with @Mvmnt4BlkLives. Overfunding the police leads to mass incarceration and a lack of resources for the things that matter: housing, education and healthcare. When we redirect funding, lives improve. #DefundPolice #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/uaYAzriSfQ
— Black Lives Matter (@Blklivesmatter) June 2, 2020
Black Lives Matter (BLM) is an international human rights movement, originating in the African-American community, that campaigns against violence and systemic racism towards black people. BLM regularly holds protests speaking out against police killings of black people, and broader issues such as racial profiling, police brutality, and racial inequality in the United States criminal justice system.
In 2013, the movement began with the use of the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter on social media after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of African-American teen Trayvon Martin in February 2012. The movement became nationally recognized for street demonstrations following the 2014 deaths of two African Americans: Michael Brown—resulting in protests and unrest in Ferguson, a city near St. Louis—and Eric Garner in New York City.Since the Ferguson protests, participants in the movement have demonstrated against the deaths of numerous other African Americans by police actions or while in police custody. In the summer of 2015, Black Lives Matter activists became involved in the 2016 United States presidential election. The originators of the hashtag and call to action, Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi, expanded their project into a national network of over 30 local chapters between 2014 and 2016. The overall Black Lives Matter movement, however, is a decentralized network and has no formal hierarchy.
There have been many reactions to the Black Lives Matter movement. The U.S. population’s perception of Black Lives Matter varies considerably by race.The phrase “All Lives Matter” sprang up as a response to the Black Lives Matter movement, but has been criticized for dismissing or misunderstanding the message of “Black Lives Matter”. Following the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, the hashtag Blue Lives Matter was created by supporters of the police.
Some civil rights leaders have disagreed with tactics used by Black Lives Matter activists. By the summer of 2017, the movement was receiving less media attention, which some people attributed to Donald Trump’s presidency dominating national headlines.
The movement returned to national headlines during the George Floyd protests.
At the end of May, spurred on by a rash of racially charged events, major protests were held around the United States, due primarily to the police killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.Black Lives Matter organized rallies in the United States and worldwide from May 30.
— Black Lives Matter (@Blklivesmatter) May 29, 2020