Let “Them” Loot

The “them” I am referring to are the underrepresented, the marginalized, the exploited, and the disenfranchised communities that have had to resort to political violence to send a message to greater America. I am not referring to the opportunists, who are hijacking a movement for personal gain.

A person loots a T-Mobile store near the White House, as protests continue following the death of George Floyd, in Washington on Friday, May 29, 2020. (Photo by Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

The question, “why loot?” fails to address the issues at the heart of what Black people in America have been fighting against for centuries…