Didn’t MLK say “riots are the language of the unheard?” I’m actually confused about what people think the best course of action is. I mean peaceful protests have gone on for decades for the same group of people here. At a point is it realistic to keep saying the same thing? I don’t think America got its independence from England by taking a knee or having a sit-in. I don’t think the French Revolution did that either. No one even pays attention to these protests minus the violence. America wants to treat BLM like their annoying step-cousin who they hand an unplugged controller.
I understand how this sounds and innocent people’s business get burned down I do. But if peaceful protests work how come violent riots and rebellion are the only mainstream ones we know of? Peaceful protests to not get killed by the police seems a little crazy especially because its the same protests for decades. Can’t kneel as the president calls you a son of a bitch and conservatives condemn you for being unpatriotic. Can’t peacefully march because you’ll get tear-gassed, shot with rubber bullets, and beat by police.