During Jim Crow, White kids witnessed their Black peers being lynched. Today, as the DOJ sanctions the murders of Black people, they're doomed to repeat—and reenact—that history.
The Department of Justice’s highest-ranking official—a proud, lifelong white supremacist—has the power to criminalize and imprison Black people. And he is using it to the fullest extent.
These uprisings, which are always sparked by blatant injustice, are righteous because they incite progress. Praise the young “rioters” taking to the streets—they are making history.
White people can't presume to know what life is like for Baltimore’s brutalized Black community. So why are some of us dictating to protesters how to run the revolution?
The scholar could better use his platform at 'The New Republic' to engage in a meaningful dialogue about the unjust treatment of Black men and women than for kvetching about Dr. Cornel West.