Celebrating Juneteenth by thinking of all the things we need for true liberation. And what we don’t need.
Not symbolic gestures.
Not empty proposals.
Let us never forget how our elected officials called the National Guard in to join the police in arresting, harassing and tear gassing protesters. People fighting for their right to be free.
We need real, lasting, transformative, systemic change.
Some thoughts about what liberation could look like from a leader in Milwaukee:
– ending white supremacist terror over Black lives
– ending capitalist exploitation of labor
– ending misogynoir
– ending the marginalization of queer and trans folks from our public and personal health care systems