Of Course There Are Riots

No one listens.

Oakland Riot Police Hold Baton, Oakland Riots, 2010
Thomas Hawk, Creative Commons

So many crying out. 
So many begging for the violence and prejudice to stop. 
But it’s not. 
Will it?

Here I am, shooting off my mouth again. The suburban, white, middle-aged chick watching the Baltimore riots unfold on CNN. I’m not in the fight, yet I feel defeated.

Last month, my friends Jelani Greenidge and Al Day were on my radio show, Rose City Forum. They are in the fight. Their words have weight. Listen to them here: Podcast- Racial Inequality

And God, dear God, let this be a distant memory for our children’s generation. The distant memory it was supposed to be for ours.

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