When Protesting, the Perfect is the Enemy of the Good

A gentleman who opposes police brutality and racism publicly stated that he would not attend a protest against police brutality and racism because that protest didn’t also address the problems of inner-city violence and the related social woes. I respectfully disagree and am sharing my response to him here:

Protest Against Police Brutality and Racism in Davenport, Iowa on July 11, 2020 at 4:00pm

Some friends and I have organized a peaceful protest against police brutality and racism in Davenport, Iowa. The protest will take place at the Davenport, Iowa police station on July 11, 2020 at 4:00pm. The address is 416 Harrison Street, Davenport, IA 52801. More information can be seen on the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/565306157705631/

White Supremacists falsely Accuse Black Lives Matters protesters of violence

People who are opposed to civil rights progress have a long history of trying to smear civil rights groups and their organizers. That was true for Dr. Martin Luther King and it remains true today with Black Lives Matter. The following examples illustrate that point, and show how BLM is being falsely blamed. So, when you see a news article or facebook post blaming protesters for violence or property damage, please be skeptical and realize there is a very good … Continued