Author : Patrisse Khan-Cullors
ISBN : 9783462318180
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Wie viel ein schwarzes Leben zählt. Black Lives Matter ist die neue große Bürgerrechtsbewegung in Amerika. Als im Sommer 2013 der Feuerwehrmann George Zimmerman freigesprochen wurde, der den 17-jährigen schwarzen Schüler Trayvon Martin erschossen hatte, entstand unter dem Hashtag #BlackLivesMatter die neue Bürgerrechtsbewegung. Jetzt erzählt die Mitbegründerin ihre Geschichte. In diesem Buch erzählt Patrisse Khan-Cullors von einer Kindheit in Angst und Armut. Und sie schildert auf bewegende Weise, wie sie sich dank Literatur und Kunst aus der Hoffnungslosigkeit befreien konnte und welche Verpflichtungen zu einem Engagement für Freiheit und Gerechtigkeit daraus erwachsen sind – in einem Amerika, dessen Minderheiten immer stärker unter Druck geraten. Je lauter diese neue Bürgerrechtsbewegung ihre Rechte einfordert, desto kritischer wird sie betrachtet. Im Jahr 2016 bezeichnen Politiker und konservative Medien die Mitglieder von Black Lives Matter erstmals als Terroristen. Genauso wie Angela Davis vor 50 Jahren von Präsident Nixon genannt wurde. Aber sie sind keine Terroristen, sie sind Überlebende, wie die Künstlerin und Aktivistin Patrisse Khan-Cullors in ihrem Buch schreibt. Wie viele Schwarze in den USA blickt sie auf eine Familiengeschichte zurück, die von Demütigungen und Ausweglosigkeit geprägt ist. Sie wächst während der Reagan-Jahre in einem Getto von Los Angeles auf – immer wieder stürmen Polizisten die Wohnung und suchen nach Drogen und Verdächtigen, während sie und ihre Geschwister stocksteif vor Angst auf dem Sofa sitzen. Im Alter von zwölf Jahren wird sie zum ersten Mal festgenommen und ins Gefängnis gebracht.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

When They Call You A Terrorist

Author : Patrisse Khan-Cullors
ISBN : 9781786893048
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From one of the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement comes a powerful poetic memoir and reflection on humanity. Necessary and timely, Patrisse Khan-Cullors's story asks us to remember that protest in the interest of the most vulnerable comes from love. Leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement have been called terrorists, a threat to America. But in truth, they are loving women whose life experiences have led them to seek justice for those victimized by the powerful. In this meaningful, empowering account of survival, strength and resilience, Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele seek to change the culture that declares innocent black life expendable.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Why Black Lives Matter Too

Author : Mary Canty Merrill Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781524601195
Genre : Literary Collections
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The Black Lives Matter movement evolved as a protest against police brutality against unarmed black men. This book extends beyond police brutality to revolutionize the national conversation about racial injustice and inequality and advocate for freedom and justice for all black Americans. We are the voices for equality. Recognizing that the fight for social justice and equality is bigger than any one person and that there is room for diverse talents and expertise of anyone who is committed to freedom, this multicontributor anthology addresses a range of hot-button issues and racial disparities that disproportionately impact the black community. This is a call to action that will challenge you to confront your long-held values and beliefs about black lives and confront your own white privilege and fragility as you examine racial justice and equality in a revolutionary way.
Category: Literary Collections

Black Lives Matter

Author : Edwards, Sue Bradford
ISBN : 9781680771091
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Black Lives Matter covers the shootings that touched off passionate protests, the work of activists to bring about a more just legal system, and the tensions in US society that these events have brought to light. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Making Of Black Lives Matter

Author : Christopher J. Lebron
ISBN : 9780190601348
Genre : History
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A condensed and accessible intellectual history that traces the genesis of the ideas that have built into the #BlackLivesMatter movement in a bid to help us make sense of the emotions, demands, and arguments of present-day activists and public thinkers.Started in the wake of George Zimmerman's 2013 acquittal in the death of Trayvon Martin, the #BlackLivesMatter movement has become a powerful and incendiary campaign demanding redress for the brutal and unjustified treatment of black bodies by law enforcement in the United States. The movement isonly a few years old, but as Christopher J. Lebron argues in this book, the sentiment behind it is not; the plea and demand that "Black Lives Matter" comes out of a much older and richer tradition arguing for the equal dignity - and not just equal rights - of black people. The Making of Black Lives Matter presents a condensed and accessible intellectual history that traces the genesis of the ideas that have built into the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Drawing on the work of revolutionary black public intellectuals, including Frederick Douglass, Ida B. Wells, LangstonHughes, Zora Neal Hurston, Anna Julia Cooper, Audre Lorde, James Baldwin, and Martin Luther King Jr., Lebron clarifies what it means to assert that "Black Lives Matter" when faced with contemporary instances of anti-black law enforcement. He also illuminates the crucial difference between theproblem signaled by the social media hashtag and how we think that we ought to address the problem. As Lebron states, police body cameras, or even the exhortation for civil rights mean nothing in the absence of equality and dignity. To upset dominant practices of abuse, oppression and disregard, wemust reach instead for radical sensibility. Radical sensibility requires that we become cognizant of the history of black thought and activism in order to make sense of the emotions, demands, and argument of present-day activists and public thinkers. Only in this way can we truly embrace and pursuethe idea of racial progress in America.
Category: History

From Blacklivesmatter To Black Liberation

Author : Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
ISBN : 9781608465637
Genre : Political Science
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The eruption of mass protests in the wake of the police murders of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York City have challenged the impunity with which officers of the law carry out violence against Black people and punctured the illusion of a postracial America. The Black Lives Matter movement has awakened a new generation of activists. In this stirring and insightful analysis, activist and scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor surveys the historical and contemporary ravages of racism and persistence of structural inequality such as mass incarceration and Black unemployment. In this context, she argues that this new struggle against police violence holds the potential to reignite a broader push for Black liberation.
Category: Political Science

Black Lives Matter

Author : James Quincy, 3rd
ISBN : 0972957634
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They Can T Kill Us All

Author : Wesley Lowery
ISBN : 9780141986159
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 68.6 MB
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'A devastating front-line account of the police killings and the young activism that sparked one of the most significant racial justice movements since the 1960s: Black Lives Matter ... Lowery more or less pulls the sheet off America ... essential reading' Junot Díaz, The New York Times, Books of 2016 'Electric ... so well reported, so plainly told and so evidently the work of a man who has not grown a callus on his heart' Dwight Garner, The New York Times, 'A Top Ten Book of 2016' 'I'd recommend everyone to read this book ... it's not just statistics, it's not just the information, but it's the connective tissue that shows the human story behind it. I really enjoyed it' Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show' A deeply reported book on the birth of the Black Lives Matter movement, offering unparalleled insight into the reality of police violence in America, and an intimate, moving portrait of those working to end it In over a year of on-the-ground reportage, Washington Post writer Wesley Lowery traveled across the US to uncover life inside the most heavily policed, if otherwise neglected, corners of America today. In an effort to grasp the scale of the response to Michael Brown's death and understand the magnitude of the problem police violence represents, Lowery conducted hundreds of interviews with the families of victims of police brutality, as well as with local activists working to stop it. Lowery investigates the cumulative effect of decades of racially biased policing in segregated neighborhoods with constant discrimination, failing schools, crumbling infrastructure and too few jobs. Offering a historically informed look at the standoff between the police and those they are sworn to protect, They Can't Kill Us All demonstrates that civil unrest is just one tool of resistance in the broader struggle for justice. And at the end of President Obama's tenure, it grapples with a worrying and largely unexamined aspect of his legacy: the failure to deliver tangible security and opportunity to the marginalised Americans most in need of it.
Category: Social Science