- Aug 28, 2015
For nearly two years, activist group Black Lives Matter has campaigned for the fair treatment of Black people in America.
Founders Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi used the ultimate power of social media to call attention to the deaths of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, and Eric Garner, among many others. With over 20 chapters in the United States, the group’s mission has expanded beyond police brutality into placing stake in the livelihood of all African-Americans.
As the nation dissects racism in a whole new way, BLM has become the subject of backlash. Conservative critics consistently blame tension between African-Americans and police officers on the movement and while the network has taken the blows, it hasn’t fallen to its knees.
Despite the good, criticism and broad accusations about the dangers of Black Lives Matter have dotted the media in recent months.
Since the beginning of the year, riots, vandalism, and even deaths have been placed at the movement’s front door. Here are just some of the incidents Black Lives Matter has been blamed for, how they were proven wrong, and what followed after.
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