Wednesday, June 02, 2021

"The Role of Protest" in citizenship


BLM, DC, 2020/6

NPR has published a podcast and interview by Michael Martin of three activists: Medea Benjamin., DeRay McKesson, and Rev. Rpb Schenck. “How to Be a Citizen: The Role of Protest”  

You definitely have to be willing to get hurt.

But this conversation begs the question about the role of “citizen journalists” who film and report things but don’t protest (which is pretty much my situation).

Again it’s the old question of skin in the game.

And the question came up in a reaction to my May 17 discussion of an article in the NYTimes on police stings for underage contact attempts, which I’ll take up again soon on Wordpress.

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