I recognize that youth from poorer neighborhoods have been so marginalized; they have no respect for police or business owners in these wealthy areas.
But there’s no excuse for destroying property and robbing stores.
What happened Sunday night on the Mag Mile was not a protest. It was not a revolution. It was anarchy.
This brazen incident also exposes the divide that exists in the African-American community when it comes to criminality, and why calls to “defund the police” are falling on a lot of deaf ears.
While a large number of young Black people are operating under the banner of “Black Lives Matter” and making “good trouble,” as the civil rights icon, John Lewis, famously said, another group of young Black people have chosen an immoral path that leads to more pain and more destruction.