Destroying property which can be replaced is not violence. And to put those things -- to use the exact same language to describe those two things, I think really is not moral to do that. We're 13% minority in majority white country. We are descendants of people that were enslaved in this country. So ultimately our protest is only as successful as we can convince white Americans to actually comply with the Constitution and treat black Americans as full citizens.
I think I would not describe looting as violence, looting is property damage, but it is not violence. We need to have to have some perspective on what exactly we’re seeing when we call that violence and looting. When you talk about someone taking something from a big box main store, it's symbolic. One pair of shoes that you've stolen from the Foot Locker is not going to change your life, but it is a symbolic taking....."In her Orwellian newspeak saying violent activities weren't actually violent means burning down someone’s house or business is considered a “peaceful” activity to the NYT journalist.