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Thu May 28, 2020, 04:29 PM

MLK: A riot is the language of the unheard.

As my father explained during his lifetime, a riot is the language of the unheard.

Exactly this. More will happen. It is inevitable. Kill a black man through a modern day lynching at a time when people are also suffering hard because of a white supremacist administrations policies during a really shitty time for the most marginalised - people are going to get the to the point of burn it down, because why the fuck should they try and hold up a leadership who condones violence against them, and who does not care if they live or die.

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Reply MLK: A riot is the language of the unheard. (Original post)
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Thu May 28, 2020, 05:25 PM

2. Even though I am a white woman I know why people are rioting from my own tiny experience

Back after hurricane Charlie I was without electricity for about 10 days. It seemed like everyone else was getting theirs turned on but my neighborhood, very middle class, was being ignored.

Anyway I was so mad because it was so hot and I felt like I was being ignored. Like all of us here were being ignored.

I went to the convenience store down the street for something and the garbage cans were way full up. And all of a sudden I just wanted to throw my garbage on the ground. And I am a person who never throws garbage on the ground and always recycles etc.

I was kind of shocked at my inclination and I realized that it was all about feeling forgotten and uncared for. It was sort of like, "Well if you don't care than neither do I"

And that's it. And because of that I understand why people riot and loot and do all sorts of destructive things. Sometimes you just don't know what to do with yourself and feel so frustrated that you do something damaging.

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