A MOVEMENT EMERGING FROM MURDER DURING THE ERA OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC: THE DICHOTOMY OF GOOD VERSUS EVIL

Anique Falconer, Marwa Elmasry, Sue Adragna Sue Adragna
International Journal of Community Development and Management Studies  •  Volume 5 (2021)  •  pp. 021-033

The purpose of this theoretical paper was to examine the Black Lives Matter Movement and the Covid-19 pandemic in light of the good versus evil dichotomy.

African Americans, particularly males, are at an increased risk of dying from excessive police violence and abuse; the tragic death of George Floyd epitomizes this phenomenon. African Americans are also more likely than their Caucasian counterparts to contract and die from the COVID-19 disease and receive substandard care from health care workers. The social injustices amongst African Americans have led to the growth of social justice movements, such as Black Lives Matter (BLM). Researchers on the BLM and COVID-19 pandemic have not examined the issue from the perspective of good versus evil to gain a better understanding of the social constructs.

An evaluation of 48 journal articles, books, and websites from 1930 to 2021 was analyzed to better understand the study variables.

The question of the good versus evil dichotomy in relation to the BLM and COVID-19 pandemic is a convoluted conceptual question, which is a social construct, and therefore, upbringing, experience, and culture mediate people’s moral code.

A better understanding of the BLM amid the COVID-19 pandemic could lead to more awareness and analysis of our ethics and tolerance for those who we consider different.

Review  |  Black Lives Matter, COVID-19, Pandemic, Ethics, George Floyd, Good, Evil, Moral Development
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