Bambara written activism

While written activism in 1971 may have had a substantial impact during that time, I believe that in today’s society, written activism does not have the same impact for BIPOC. While in the age where social media serves as a platform for activism, written articles and news reports may spark controversy and start a discussion, but are quickly overshadowed by the next trending topic. Due to the increasing amounts of social media platforms and surplus of articles and posts being produced each second, information tends to be easily overlooked. Based on my observations, I believe demonstrative forms of activism such as protests, rallies and marches are more impactful ways to create change for BIPOC. Although writing does draw attention to certain issues, recent years have shown that giving people an outlet to publicly express their concerns is an effective way of bringing awareness. 

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  1. Hi Aniya ! You made some very good points when you said that written activism is quickly overshadowed by other trending topics. However, I do feel that this is something that happens even with protests and marches. The Black Lives Matter movement for example, after all of the protests were done a lot of people stopped talking about it and moved on to the next big thing in the news.

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