There is a great amount of fear at work in the lives of Black Americans. Currently, one of the most obvious sources of fear is encounters with law enforcement professionals, which is chronicled in the Black Lives Matter movement. Whether because of discrimination, fear, or some other force, many law enforcement professionals will react violently or with prejudice toward black Americans. This has created a cycle of fear and hostility between black Americans and the police.
In addition to that very obvious fear, there is also an institutional fear that black Americans have to deal with. Additionally, government institutions have systematically disadvantaged black Americans (practices that began with the institution of slavery and persisted in various forms throughout the years). Because of this, black Americans have a deep fear of the establishment.