Protests and violence in Baltimore: an integral view

by Joanne von Spanien

Recommended. Good commentary and philosophy

“Measured in terms of death, destruction and injury, Jeff points out, the violence last week was about one tenth what it was during the riots in 1968. We can talk about how bad things are, and we can talk about how far we’ve come, and both perspectives are true. A funny thing happens as we develop–we become more sensitive to injustice, and act to rectify it. As we act to rectify it, we become ever more sensitive to it, and on it goes, so that the gap between our ideals and our reality never closes.

“What’s ultimately going to overcome racism on this planet is the increased ‘mongrelization’ of the human race.”