Past Is Prologue

The Irony of Lecturing Protesters About Nonviolence

To paraphrase Tupac, White folks love to scream peace after we start some shit

Oak Alley Forced Labor Camp, Vacherie, Louisiana. Photo: Piqsels

Don’t misunderstand. As a strategic matter, I believe nonviolence is the preferred method of political protest. As such, I am heartened by the fact — and it is a fact, no matter how much some…