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Racial Discrimination and Police Brutality

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Tahj Lakey

on 1 June 2015

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Transcript of Racial Discrimination and Police Brutality

Art as protest or causes Protest
We all must cohabit this planet; therefore we should fight against racial oppression to ensure a safer tomorrow for all people.

Change will not happen instantaneously, but it takes those willing to educate, empower, and liberate others for a shift in our society to occur.
Spreading the Message...
Our Group Conclusion
We utilized:
Personal social media accounts
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Vol XCIII, No. 311
What will this increase in prejudice behavior among law enforcement result in?
The Issue...
Future Plans and Next Moves for Our Group Project
According to American Civil Liberties Union, "We rely on the police to protect us from harm and to promote fairness and justice in our communities. But racial profiling has led countless people to live in fear, casting entire communities as suspect simply because of what they look like, where they come from, or what religion they adhere to."

As a group, we have a radical future for our project:

Promoting our site.

Gather people to protest in order to ensure a more just justice and law enforcement system.

Take our voices to state-wide meetings and even congress.

Push to enact laws that will stop racially-motivated abuse of power and end discrimination against minority groups.
Racial Discrimination and the Targeting of Minorities by Law Enforcement
Racial profiling and discrimination is has affected many members of the colored community.
Our Stance:
As a result of the current state of corrupt and racist law enforcement in the U.S, we believe the public should not passively submit to the injustice, but instead stand up to racial profiling and discrimination.
Why Do We Care?
All lives matter
, not just the ones pulling the trigger...
Stand Against Discrimination -
Our Website

January 26th

Our twitter page was promoted by another twitter page with a significant following

Use more opportunities with people who have a large following to increase followers and viewership.
Conclusion #1
Conclusion #2
Conclusion #3
Our Site's Viewer Statistics and Traffic
January 26th through 28th

We saw a steady increase in viewership between these dates.

Continue to update the website with interesting information
On January 29th viewership nearly doubled as a result of in-class proofreading and thorough advertising from social media, and even fliers

We plan on spreading more fliers around the city in order to drive in more site viewership.
Used to connect with businesses and organizations
Targets teenagers and young adults.

Used to show forms of protest art

Spreads our message visually and through words.
Source of protest art used on the Instagram.

Tumblr allows for the sharing of ideas amongst like-minded people.
Flyers/ Personal Social Media
Flyer seen at Starbucks
Original Flyer
Tahj Lakey's Facebook Page/Notifications
Flyers allow for people to have tangible advertisements to our website and social media pages.
Allows the message of "fighting against racial discrimination" to be spread to family/friends.
Art as Protest
Tyler Hamilton
"A Tale of Two Hoodies"
Michael D' Antuono
"Stand Against Discrimination" Chance Corpuz
(Below) Selective Sight - Cristian Anhielo
(Below) Untitled - Jesica Horowitz
(Below) The Quality of Inequality - Tahj Lakey
(Below) Michael D'Antuono - The Talk
(Below) "cuz he's black" - Javon Johnson
[Spoken Word Poem]
Reached about 81,269 accounts.
Tweeted to members of various racial discrimination movements that have a substantial number of followers.
Our viewers on the website did not increase to the degree that our twitter viewers did.
People saw the tweet, but didn't visit the sight.
~Averaged about 15 likes a post~
(Below) "I Can't Breathe"
[Protest Song]
(Below) "Black Rage" - Lauryn Hill
[Protest Song]
Last minute tactic.

Not used to upload videos about the horrors of racial discrimination

Used only as a tool to gain views.

Very successful strategy of posting our link on the comment section of highly view videos.
We must stand against discrimination in order to transition into a state of tolerance and unity.

Change will manifest:

Through the use of music to spread a message because of its easily memorable structure,

The use of artwork to express a protest because of the strong emotions that can be evoked from its viewers.

And by utilizing social media to spread awareness and connect with like minded people with the hopes of educating our society.

Conclusion #4
February 2nd viewership spikes to 826 views in a day.

Most likely caused by plugging our links into youtube comment sections.

Dramatically increased viwership
"Javon Johnson - "cuz He's Black" (NPS 2013)." YouTube. YouTube. Web. 19 Jan. 2015.

"Lauryn Hill - Black Rage." YouTube. YouTube. Web. 19 Jan. 2015.

""Another Unoriginal Poem About Police Brutality" by David James Hudson." YouTube. YouTube. Web. 19 Jan. 2015.

""I Can't Breathe" PROTEST SONG." YouTube. YouTube. Web. 3 Feb. 2015.

"Bystander Action on Preventing Race-based Discrimination." YouTube. YouTube. Web. 3 Feb. 2015.
"American Civil Liberties Union." American Civil Liberties Union. Web. 28 Jan. 2015.
A Tale of Two Hoodies image: D'Antuono, Michael."Art And Response -." Art And Response. Web. 19 Jan. 2015.

Golding, Shenequa. "Artist Michael D'Antuono Depicts 'The Talk' Black Parents Have With Their Son About Police." Vibe. 19 Jan. 2015. Web. 20 Jan. 2015.

"Prison Culture » Infographic: Stop & Frisk by the NYPD." <i>Prison Culture RSS</i>. Web. 3 Feb. 2015.

"Stop and Frisk Info-graphics." <i>Stop and Friskorg</i>. Web. 3 Feb. 2015.
Phil Ochs - "Here's to the state of Mississippi"
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