Black Lives Matter-Stand Up
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I mixed this track for my 6,7, and 8th grade boys to perform a dance to during Black History Month in February 2015. Its purpose was to demonstrate while we need to stand up and wake up, sometimes we just don't want to wake up to another injustice. It is the ultimate paradox. At the end of the assembly each young man stepped up and stated "Black Lives Matter and I Matter" They killed their performance. I had just the boys perform because it is the African-American male species that is the most vulnerable, until now! Black Lives Do Matter....and as the commentator at the end so realistically points out, it is a phrase that unfortunately must be said!

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