In the early days of the Black Lives Matter movement, a number of schools in the US were set ablaze.
The fires spread to the surrounding communities, killing at least two people and injuring more than 100 others.
In the wake of the fires, thousands of students, parents and community members gathered in cities across the country to protest the lack of education about black life in America.
The movement has since gained momentum across the US, with more than 1,500 cities and counties enacting school closers, which have been widely condemned as an attack on the community.
But the fires in North Carolina, which is home to many black families, have sparked a debate about how to best combat systemic racism in the education system.
The school closements are among a growing number of such measures, with schools being shut down and communities being re-housed.
While many have argued that such moves are needed to combat systemic problems, many activists say that the move could be a response to the recent school shootings.
What is Black Lives Matters?
Black Lives is a global movement that emerged in 2015 as a response in the wake the shootings of black men in the United States.
Black Lives movement started in the aftermath of the 2014 shooting of Trayvon Martin in Florida, which galvanised a wave of activism and protests in the African American community across the United Kingdom, Europe and North America.
In response, the US Congress passed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act in 2016, which was designed to provide support to schools in response to recent mass shootings in the U.S. The law was signed by President Donald Trump, but has since been criticised by civil rights leaders, who say it is insufficiently targeted and does not include a broad range of hate crimes legislation.
What are the reactions to North Carolina school closments?
The North Carolina legislature approved the closure of nearly 20,000 public school buildings in July 2018, which has prompted protests.
The state has also been sued over the closings.
Many of the closures are being carried out to alleviate overcrowding in schools, which can be especially difficult for students from low-income families.
The closures have also sparked anger among African American families, with many parents calling for the closure to be reversed.
Some have also criticised the closers for being a political statement by the Republican-controlled state legislature.
The closings have also led to the closure, suspension or postponement of several high school basketball tournaments in North and South Carolina.
Are the North Carolina schools closed because of the black community?
According to the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina (ACLU-NC), many of the schools are being closed due to racial discrimination.
The ACLU said the closure was an attack against black students and parents in schools.
“North Carolina is one of the few states that allows its schools to close in the absence of any evidence that schools are in dire need of improvement,” ACLU-NC Executive Director of Policy and Advocacy Sarah K. Clark said.
“It is unfortunate that the governor has chosen to go ahead with these actions despite knowing that there is no real evidence of the need for these closures.”
What is the Black Power movement? “
The governor should immediately reverse this action and ensure schools remain available for students and families of all backgrounds.”
What is the Black Power movement?
Black Power is a US-based social justice movement.
The term Black Power refers to a variety of militant movements that are rooted in the Black community.
The Black Power Movement was launched in the 1960s, when the Black Panther Party (BPP) formed and fought for racial equality and self-determination for black people.
The group was led by Black Panther leader Huey Newton, who was assassinated in 1968.
Today, the Black Panthers are considered the most influential black militant group in the history of the United State.
The Panthers’ goal was to end the US government’s relationship with the US military.
In 1969, the BPP and other Black Panther leaders formed the Black Liberation Army (BLA), an armed group that would fight for political autonomy, black liberation and self determination for black Americans.
Black Liberation Movement leader Fred Hampton was assassinated by a white supremacist in 1983.
What have been the reactions from the black communities?
Many people have called the North Carolinas school closations “racial profiling”, with many calling the closures an attempt by the state to make white students feel unsafe.
However, in recent years, the NAACP has come out against the closures, calling them “unjustified”.
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