The above words are from an article by Ta-Nehisi Coates, “Non-Violence as Compliance,” which appeared in The Atlantic. They seemed to deserve the wider circulation that a meme image sometimes brings, and so I made the above.
As the background, I used a photo of him from the Lavin Agency website.
I would be interested to know what readers of this blog think about the use of violence – against property or against people. Is it ever justified? Did Jesus call his followers to strict non-violence? Does overturning tables in the temple constitute “rioting”?
What are your views on this subject?