“But it is not enough for me to stand before you tonight and condemn riots.

Hard to compare the situation today to that of 50+ years ago. You may feel like it is justified today, but the vast majority of people do not.

From a practical standpoint I just think it is a mistake. The impact that it has is not a positive one for the movement overall. When you bring rioting and civil disobedience into the equation you are risking the voices that are heard being the ones that you don’t necessarily want to be heard. That sort of thing draws in people for various reasons. Some just want to watch stuff burn. Those are the ones that unfortunately people end up paying more attention to.

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