The system that tortured Emmett Till, slaughtered Tamir Rice and publicly suffocated George Floyd is crippled by its imperviousness to criticism. It is a system that likes being broken at the expense of Black lives. It is fed by hate, fear, privilege and history. It must be undone.
Military intervention is a tone deaf response to what is needed – an honest reflection about 400 years of systemic racism and racist practices in the U.S.