I’m not a violent person. I’ve never hit my kids or even thrown a plate, but I feel a riot inside me that no white man can understand even as insightful as Senator Flake seemed in that moment when he spoke on the Senate floor in the days leading up to the testimony and made me cry with his tenderness for girls. For how the President’s message about 15 year-olds and reporting hurt them. Hurt us.
And now I know why store windows are smashed and cars lit on fire.
When one has waited too long. For something just within reach. That may not come.
But this revolution of consciousness will be non-violent even as we fiercely scream: HEAR US!!