By the end of his life, Martin Luther King realized the validity of violence
Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib

Excellent summary of the hypocrisy over violence, used then and now to discredit, deflect and weaken anger at injustice. The violence of the oppressed is never equivalent to the violence of the oppressor but this is never the comparison that is made. Instead of being compared to the industrial-scale kidnap and false-imprisonment over 150 years, followed by 100 years of race laws and extra-judicial murder, followed by institutional racism affecting public services, education, employment and health the spontaneous outburst of justifiable anger lasting an hour is compared to an imaginary, eternal status of peace and harmony.

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