BLM uses a form of Crowds, called Expressive Crowding and Acting Crowding, to get their points across. They meet and plan and show people what they want by having the phrase" Black Lives Matter" shouted wherever they gather. The Phrase "Black Lives Matters" has been seen as controversial and racial dividing ,but they continue to use it because it is a bold statement that will get people to listen.
Social Factors that have both stimulated and resisted the BLM Movement are ,but aren't limited to : Race , Class, Career or Occupation ,and age.
Life Cycle of BLM Movement
The Movement first took off when young 17-Year Old Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman and wasn't charged, and according to the site was created as " response to the anti-Black racism that permeates our society and also, unfortunately, our movements. "
With people using Social Media and the amount of killings of Unarmed Blacks in America, the hashtag spread quickly and soon the #BLACKLIVESMATTER hashtag was well known and talked about.
Bureaucratization and Decline
Currently, there is no paid leader or paid staff of the BLM , but there are notable leaders ,such as,Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi, the creators of the Site and the beginners of the movement
So Far, the BLM Movement has been at a stalemate with so much confusion about the cause from outsiders , it is needing better understanding so that the movement itself has many more supports and many more actions taken by lawmakers and such.
The Stonewall movement,was a riot in NYC that fought for the rights of LGBT people and against discrimination . It accomplished one of it's goals of Same-Sex Marriage recently and the Movement going on today for Trans people is still a struggle they face.
- Stonewall Monument
- Same-Sex Marriage
Stonewall used acting crowds to get people to listen and disrupted the city of New York to get their voices heard