“What do you see when you see angry black protesters amassing outside police stations with raised fists? If you’re white, you may be thinking, ‘They certainly aren’t social distancing.’ Then you notice the black faces looting Target and you think, ‘Well, that just hurts their cause.’ Then you see the police station on fire and you wag a finger saying, ‘That’s putting the cause backward.’ You’re not wrong — but you’re not right, either. The black community is used to the institutional racism inherent in education, the justice system and jobs. And even though we do all the conventional things to raise public and political awareness — write articulate and insightful pieces in the Atlantic, explain the continued devastation on CNN, support candidates who promise change — the needle hardly budges.” Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in the LA Times: What you’re seeing is people pushed to the edge.