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Black Lives Matter

By mlseawell    
The marches for equality and the removal of systemic racism continue. This time to mark the Juneteeth celebrations Black Lives Matter organized another march to draw attention to police brutality perpetrated against the Afro-American community here in Utah. Black people constitute 1% of state residents, but 6% of people in jail and 7% of people in prison. The march was to highlight these disparities inflicting not only Utah but the entire nation and the role police play. What must be challenged are the POLICIES that lead to Afro-Americans being disproportionately incarcerated. The people I witnessed marching yesterday want answers. A rainbow coalition peacefully made mostly of young people challenging the status quo of today so that we may all have a better tomorrow. Black Lives Matter.

Tags: Photo journalism Rally Black and white Protest Black Lives Matter

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woolybill1 Plus
14 38 78 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2020 7:48AM
A powerful image supported by powerful words. Your reportage continues to impress mightily.
Regards
Bill
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
21 Jun 2020 9:40AM
Needed to be seen, we need change from all corners !! My award.
Ron
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
21 Jun 2020 1:19PM
For a better tomorrow. A powerful image.
21 Jun 2020 2:02PM
yes, quite powerfull take, and editing
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1877 England
21 Jun 2020 8:56PM
A powerful image - and suggesting that being black is like walking a tightrope...

I want to revive a slogan one British party leader used at a conference: after describing things that are bad, he said 'we're better than that.'

And like the man in the picture, we all need to walk the talk. Even if it's difficult.
mlseawell 11 1 United States
26 Jun 2020 1:11PM
Thank you all for once again for the kind comments and the user awards! It is encouraging to see people from around the world show support.

Mark

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