Disciplining Black activism: post-racial rhetoric, public memory and decorum in news media framing of the Black Lives Matter movement

  title={Disciplining Black activism: post-racial rhetoric, public memory and decorum in news media framing of the Black Lives Matter movement},
  author={Chloe Anne Banks},
  pages={709 - 720}
  • C. Banks
  • Published 3 October 2018
  • Sociology
  • Continuum
ABSTRACT The Black Lives Matter movement was created from a hashtag used on Twitter in 2013 in the United States when George Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering unarmed Black teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida, United States. Advocacy and non-violent protests by Black Lives Matter groups have been framed in news media reporting as riots and the group has been called ‘racist’ and ‘anti-law enforcement’. This paper will unpack three rhetorical strategies that the news media uses to discuss BLM… 

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