Updated: May 2
Black Lives Matter, a movement put into action the day George Floyd died. George
Floyd was a man that was murdered by former police officer Derek Chauvin. George
Floyd repeatedly stated he couldn’t breath because of the officer who constricted his
airway. However, nothing was done to help him and this eventually was the cause of his
death. I was displeased and astonished that a person who stated under oath he would
protect humanity did this horrifying action, and many others were rightfully outraged by
this and decided it was time to stand up. Over the course of months many protests were
held all over the world by thousands of people pleading for change. Although the Black
Lives Matter movement occurred recently the issue of racial segregation has been
occuring for decades. Famous activist Martin Luther King Jr. spoke and asked for
change back in 1963 when his famous speech “I Have a Dream” opened many hearts.
Everyone all over the world sent support through social media, protests, and petitions.
Influences and celebrities also gave their support by informing everyone and asking
everyone to give their time to help make an amazing change in the world. George Floyd
was one of the many who were taken to soon, and his death was completely avoidable
and horrible. Considering the fact a man had to die for an incredibly important message
to pass through we have to seize this opportunity and use it to make everyone equally
as free and safe as one another. Hopefully, this message is heard and hopefully all
people change their ways so everyone can be treated equally because we are all
human. We all need to be in this together to help our fellow neighbor.
“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its
creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”
-Martin Luther King Jr. “I Have a Dream”