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…”
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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