Collecting thoughts on the #BaltimoreRiots

Just a post to collect in one place a few of my thoughts on the #BaltimoreRiots.Learning from Janet Abu-Lughod about comparing riots“The Western District Way:” Reflections on Freddie Gray & The WireChristian Baptism & the Messy Necessity of Solidarity (a talk on Ferguson, Cleveland, & New York – I’d reiterate it now)

Comparing riots, learning from Janet Abu-Lughod

Check out these images from largely sports-related riots in the U.S. and Canada over the past 22 years and compare our reactions to these riots with our reactions to protests in Ferguson and Baltimore over the past year.When I look at these photos, I’m reminded of Janet Abu-Lughod’s book Race, Space, & Riots in Chicago, …

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“The Western District Way:” Reflections on Freddie Gray & The Wire

For the past week, I’ve been trying to follow the news about Freddie Gray’s death this past Sunday, a week after being taken into custody by Baltimore police. Until now, I’ve been bookmarking, saving, and waiting to read a number of articles. I’ve just had a chance to read much of what has published about …

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