Can looting and vandalism ever be considered a justified response to oppression? Does it effectively communicate a message of resistance?
The "law and order" slogan is nothing more than a wish return to the status quo that is fundamentally opposed to the project of racial justice.
The political slogan has long been associated with doublespeak regarding equality under the law.
Colleges' policies regarding students and gatherings offers another lesson about using ideal theory in a non-ideal world.
Upon what theory of punishment do the incarcerated not deserve protection from exploitation?
What characteristics are unique to essential work and essential workers? What educational roles can we not live without?
Our basic equality needs to be respected in processes that determine who gets what.
Media narratives regarding the "Wall of Moms" protests in Portland have a lot to say about implicit bias and the responsibilities of white allyship.
Policy decisions and institutional design have a lot to say about the value we place on education and the components we deem necessary for its delivery.
If the prevalence of racial bias and the demands of law enforcement makes rights violations predictable, are we not then complicit in maintaining the status quo?