NSU Fall 2021 College Composition II Research Topic Proposal.docx

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Williams 1Torrie WilliamsProfessor Melanie GrahamCollege Composition IISeptember 24, 2021Is it offensive to say, “All Lives Matter”?IntroductionThe reason I chose this topic is because lately it has become a serious topic as to whetherit is appropriate to use the phrase “All Lives Matter”. This began back in July of 2013 after theacquittal of George Zimmerman after he gunned down African American teenager, TrayvonMartin, 17 months before in February of 2012. This movement created a movement that was notonly politically willed, but also African American centered. But speculation circled whether alllives truly do matter. This is because many people during this time who were having run ins withCaucasian police officers and either ending up killed, jailed, or injured were African American.Background Information + Tentative Thesis StatementIn my opinion, I believe that all lives, including African American lives, matter. This isbecause all human life is valuable. No matter if the person is Caucasian, African American,Latino, or Asian, their life is important and valuable. I do not believe that saying the phrase “All

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