Why is Atlanta burning?

My colleague Charles wrote about the uprising in America, more specifically Atlanta.

“Tell them that a Black life should be worth more than a pane of glass, or a store…”

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When they ask you why Atlanta was burning last night, tell them it was an uprising.

If you want a quick answer, you can quote the economist Thomas Piketty

Every human society must justify its inequalities: unless reasons for them are found, the whole political and social edifice stands in danger of collapse.

Capital and Ideology, Thomas Piketty

Tell them that a Black life should be worth more than a pane of glass, or a store, but that nearly a thousand Black lives in Atlanta’s surrounding counties have been lost because a governor refused to take action to protect them from deaths of inequality.

There were fires and police beatings taking place down on DeKalb Avenue not far from where I live. If you know Civil War history, this was where General Sherman began his march to the Sea in 1864.

They will tell you that this 1864 march this…

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One thought on “Why is Atlanta burning?

  1. Certainly we were not created as a race or in a culture but all equal in the image and likeness of God….. and until we “discover” and acknowledge this eternal truth not fact we will think ourselves better than “they”…. whoever that “they” might be….

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