The thing people don’t seem to understand about an oppressed people turning to violence/rioting/chaos is that it is very different than people with power throwing a tantrum after their team loses.
When all those white college kids went nuts and destroyed property they did so knowing that IF anything happened to them it would be a slap on the wrist and they’d move on. They would have to face no justice for their actions. Many people reported on the event as just kids being kids, wild college years, etc.
When people who are in the midst of oppression fight back, when people who are being hunted by their own police force turn to violence and riots, they do so with the knowledge that they will face consequences.
People are getting angrier because people that look like them and live like them are being hunted and killed. They react KNOWING that they don’t need to step out of line to be next. They are making themselves even more pronounced targets and they do. not. care.
this is not violence in reaction to violence. This is anger that has been building up for far too long and thankfully the release is focused on property. because we are not the hunters, we are not savages. We are angry and tired.