“A revolution in today’s terms would mean that these nationwide rebellions lead to black people being able to access and exercise the fullness of their freedom and humanity.”
While the Humanities Council stands firmly with peaceful protesters and does not condone wanton destruction, this piece from Kellie Carter Jackson puts riots in perspective, calling on examples from history which remind us that true change should be uncomfortable. Carter Jackson is an assistant professor of Africana studies at Wellesley College, and the author of Force and Freedom: Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence .