Black Lives Matter : analyse d'une réaction citoyenne face à la brutalité policière aux États-Unis

Abstract : In this article, my focus is to decipher the context in which Black Lives Matter (BLM) came into existence in the first place as well as its impact throughout its short time of existence. The movement was born from a deep frustration over police brutality under the Obama administration and the feeling that justice was not served in court in spite of unquestionable evidence. What is original is that the rallying cry came from Facebook, leading up to the creation of an international organization. Its platform is much larger than police brutality and includes gay rights, women’s right, discrimination in various forms and socioeconomic injustices as well ethical/metaphysical concerns. Social movements tend to become less effective when they become institutionalized. While BLM gained the support from some institutions, increasing its political influence, it remains to be seen what directions the movement will take. For now, even though the movement denounces the deep divisions of the nation, it is making strides in society, sparking discussions on its agenda and what it means to be black in many circles.
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Steve Gadet. Black Lives Matter : analyse d'une réaction citoyenne face à la brutalité policière aux États-Unis. Archipélies, Université des Antilles CRILLASH, 2018. ⟨hal-02045148⟩

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