"Why can’t we understand, as Baldwin did and demonstrated throughout his life, that racism is not a sickness, nor a virus, but rather the ugly child of an economic system that produces inequalities and injustice?"
Analysis: ‘White America can keep kicking Derek Chauvin,’ but what does it mean for systemic change?
"Above all, convicting one individual cop is no substitute for actual legal reform." "Above all, he said, "convicting one individual cop is no substitute for actual legal reform."
Black people demanding their freedom, being willing to have an uprising to gain their freedom,” says Anderson. “What I saw was that it wasn’t about guns. It was about the fear of Black people.”
"Although less-lethal weapons are designed as an alternative to lethal weapons, we found a substantial number of patients with serious injuries, including many injuries to the head, neck, and face."
Pandemic of violence: f we want a real debate about violence, it is crucial to understand it as part of a larger social order that enacts the abandonment of public goods, health care for all, basic social provisions, democratic values and democracy itself.