Race is mobile and ever-changing. But ultimately, it serves to maintain white supremacy, at both a local and global level.
This initiative, connected by the Twitter hashtag #BlackFridays, has resulted in a number of symbolic walkouts across the country led by a network of women of color.
“If you look for instance at the surges in Ku Klux Klan membership, they align more consistently with the return of veterans from combat and the aftermath of war than they do with anti-immigration, populism, economic hardship or any of the other factors that historians have typically used to explain them."
As we stay engaged to make sure all the votes are counted, we also begin to shift toward reflection, recalibration and recommitment.
Instead of looking to combat-ready police to solve the problem of public disruption, the community itself has the capacity to create structures of safety and support by focusing on solidarity and confronting the foundational issues that are causing the violence in the first place.
The men are accused of participating in violent attacks, as well as using the internet to incite violence ahead of various events.