Some people in St. Louis are praying for cold weather to come quick. A few are reveling in wanton destruction of property. Many of us have stepped up our strategic efforts to hold the whole system accountable. Judge Wilson is a symptom of a diseased system; he's just doing his job. White people in our region have stepped up quantitatively to show their indignation, but we all must be willing to disrupt the system in ways that illuminate that there can be no business as usual if blatant injustices continue. We are fighting for a system where all its people are free and able to fully participate in a democracy.
Jamala Rogers, "Here We Go Again: Black Life Doesn't Matter," Capital City Hues, Sept. 18, 2017