Indignant condemnation of young people throwing stones while little outrage for daily injustices

“I am so grateful to Ta-Nehisi Coates* for expressing so well the frustration I feel watching the media coverage of the protests in Baltimore. I believe in non-violence not just as a tactic, but as a way of life. Yet I cannot stomach the indignant condemnation of young people throwing stones and looting stores when those same indignant politicians and media pundits muster so little outrage for the daily, routine violence inflicted by law enforcement on poor communities of color, including the literal war – a drug war – that has been waged in Freddy Gray’s neighborhood for decades. I say yes to peaceful protests, but no to blatant hypocrisy.” – from Michelle Alexander on her Facebook post/link

 

* Coates article she is talking about

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