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The phrase "Black Lives Matter" can refer to a Twitter hashtag, a slogan, or a social movement advocating for racial justice. In 2013, the movement began with the use of the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter on social media after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Black Lives Matter became nationally recognized for its street demonstrations following the 2014 deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner in New York City. I would classify Black Lives Matter as a Reformative Social Movement. The goals for this movement is to bring awareness and also in
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