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Literature - Jessica Damiani

The Black Lives Matter is an international human right movement against violence and systemic racism toward black people.

The Black Lives Matter is not a term of confrontation or an exclusionary demand. It is a reallyng cry for a shift in statistical numbers that show that people who are back are twice as likely to be killed by a police officer while unarmed, compared to a white individual.

Protest is telling the truth in public. Sometimes protest is telling the truth to a public that isn’t ready to hear it. Protest is, in its own way, storytelling. Black people use their bodies, words, art and sounds to tell the truth about the pain they endure, and to demand Justice we know is possible. It is meant to build a community, and to force a response.

For this reason it is important to be ally to recognise oppression broadly and standing in solidarity with anyone who experiences oppression.

It is absurd that even today exists institutional racism from social and political institutions and that in this society is not yet ready to racial equality!