This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on May 25, 2022.
“I am frightened by the course our country seems to be willfully taking. White supremacy is alive and well and it is becoming ever more aggressive, violent, and deadly. Yet, we seem unprepared or unwilling to name, confront, and destroy it once and for all. … I fear that in a week or so, we may return to ‘normal.’ We will rebuke Trumpists and conservatives who embrace Making America Great Again as backwards and uncivil, without confronting that this is no longer about politics. It is about life and death.”
—Rakim H.D. Brooks, president of the Alliance for Justice, in a statement on the Buffalo, N.Y., shooting fueled by racism and prejudice.