Extreme acts of cruelty require a high degree of empathy.


I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express.


If you don’t actually care about Black people having equal protection under law, why are you making suggestions to those who do?

What are the critical elements that constitute a „riot“ and when do riots offend you? If we view rioting as a mass temper tantrum expressed through violence [and] property damage, white sports fans do that monthly. #Tradition

[One] group can burn [and] loot when a team scores less points than another[,] but when paid public servants kill citizens, we gotta be BaggerVance?

Where are all the think pieces [and] coverage of the pathology of white culture every time white frustration vents violence [and] destruction? There is nothing „black“ about rioting. How dou you think we got all this land?

Historically[,] riots have been tools for intimidation; destroying populations, taking land [and] valuables. #BlowingOffSteam #BoysWillBeBoys

Whites rioted throughout the early 1900s, slaughtering, burning [and] lotting entire thriving black townships, just because of the adjective.

You’ve watched hulking bullies [with] badges, robes [and] money brutalise, kill [and] cage human beings every [ear] of your entire lives [and] said nothing.

So Exactly What Kind Of Violence Don’t You Like? [sic]

Police [and] policies have been rioting on our bodies; destroying people [and] property every single day of your lives. But here you come. [..] When the beaten, marinated in centuries of trauma, pain [and] distress, manage to muster a response, here you come, squealing; revealing.

You seem to really hate when people do „things that aren’t helping“ like contextualizing issues based on empirical evidence. #UghTheWorst!

Things that „aren’t helping“ happen every single day though, which means you had a million opportunities to research [and] contribute. #But

You have so much to say, yet we’ve never seen you out here […] before. Who shows up after the event [and] criticizes the audience’s reaction?

So tell me again, what kind of violence it is that you detest? I keep forgetting. ToWhom? FromWhom? HowOften? For how long? InOrderToWhat? [sic]

The reaction to oppression has always been spun [and] marketed as validation for the status quo.

Notice how the party slogan, no matter font or cleche, always boils down to #NeverChange.

You want us to condemn black folks being violent against PROPERTY but you NEVER condemn police killing actual PEOPLE. #Explain #JustTry

– Jesse Williams, Twitter