Destructive force: when we justify it, and when we don’t

The US has a long history of looting and property destruction in other countries. Yet recent debates surrounding BLM protests have centered on the tension between those who condemn the destruction of property during protests and those who want lives to take priority over property.

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The politics of temporary murals in response to Black Lives Matter protests
Boarded up windows in downtown Madison and on State Street prior to murals.

The politics of temporary murals in response to Black Lives Matter protests

In the weeks following Black Lives Matter protests, murals have popped up all over the country. In particular, murals have appeared on boarded up windows in business districts, like Madison,…

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