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The purpose and power of protest

America Protests Las Vegas
Posted at 6:07 AM, Sep 16, 2020
and last updated 2021-01-05 11:36:06-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Studies show violence, oppression, and police brutality have impacted the Black community at a disproportionate rate when compared to other ethnic groups in the United States.

One way that Black people have learned to fight back is by coming together and using one single voice to demand change.

A protest is a "statement or action expressing disapproval of or objection to something." Throughout history, protests have shaped America in tremendous ways.

PART 2: Protest and the power to change

Still, America remains a country divided.

Even decades after the Civil Rights movement, many Black people still feel shackled by their skin color.

As the 20th century drew to a close, violence, oppression, and police brutality affected Black communities disproportionately.

Deep holes in the criminal justice system left Black people feeling unprotected and unheard.

The death of Trayvon Martin would soon lead to something much bigger for the Black community and all of America.