Without social media and the wide spread and freedom of the internet, some of these cases would have never made it to the public’s eyes. It is sad and horrifying as it is to realize that the police force in our country thats serves to protect us are not doing their jobs. Not only they are not doing their job, they are abusing their authority and power. I witnessed some of the activities of #BlackLivesMatter and its inspiring how a hashtag can unite groups of people from all over the world to stand out for something they believe in. I grew up in a harsh environment where people often are judge or made stereotypes based on their race. That was also when social media is not present and i think people were also less aware and sensitive about racial topics. Nowadays, people almost have to watch our with their behavior because anything and everything you do or say can come back and hurt you.