Thank you! Thank you for speaking out and acknowledging the abhorrent OVERT racism that exists in America today.
I think those that loudly protest the rioting fail to realize that when you are oppressed there is no acceptable way to fight against your oppression. You get branded “unpatriotic” for peacefully taking a knee to protest against police brutality. Or vilified if you take to the streets in an 'angry' manner. We can't win.
Dr. King once said "[a] riot is the language of the unheard. “And what is it that America has failed to hear? It has failed to hear that … the promises of freedom and justice have not been met. And it has failed to hear that large segments of white society are more concerned about tranquility and the status quo than about justice, equality and humanity.” Of course, violence is wrong but those that focus on this have to ask themselves whether they are equally (or more) outraged at the rampant injustice toward black men and women? Or are you really more concerned with tranquility? And by the way, how exactly do you go about ending police brutality and systemic racism in America? I'm all ears.