Performative Rage is Not Activism

Slogans like A.C.A.B. personalize a systemic problem — and that makes change harder

Image credit: Laurie Shaull, Flickr, used under Creative Commons license

Here’s a heads-up, which may come as a shock to some: radical activism is not about seeing how many four-letter words you can cram on a placard. It’s not about spray-painting BLM on a Starbucks, or breaking restaurant windows with your skateboard because “fuck…

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Tim Wise

Tim Wise

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Anti-racism educator and author of 9 books, including White Like Me and, most recently, Dispatches from the Race War (City Lights, December 2020)