In 2013, three radical Black organizers – Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi created a black centered political will and movement building project called “Black live matters”.
Black lives matter is a movement that has caught national attention after the deaths of five Dallas police officers and two police shootings that are still under investigation. The movement protests and argues against that black citizens are more likely to be stopped or killed by police. They belive that the suspect’s race may determine whether the police officer will shot or not. Based on their research and statistics, white and black deaths were the police are included are very unequal. In this ongoing study by the Washington Post, this year, 46 percent of the 522 people killed by police shootings were white. 25 percent were black. Hispanic suspects made up 15 percent. They believe the facts behind these statements undermine its charges of racism and white supremacy. I believe that this subject is very relevant to a book we read that is called “The hate u give” by Angie Thomas.