In Response to the Shooting of Jacob Blake

Just days ago, American police shot yet another Black man, this time in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Jacob Blake remains hospitalized, but multiple people who protested against his shooting are dead, killed by a teenage terrorist who has since been charged with murder. This week, I don’t feel that my voice is the one that needs to be heard. Instead, I am recommending a number of excellent pieces on this topic, both directly related to Jacob Blake’s shooting and the general topic of police violence.

For coverage of what happened on August 23, 2020, the day Jacob Blake was shot:

For coverage of what happened on August 25, 2020, the day a 17-year-old terrorist shot protestors:

For responses to the Jacob Blake shooting from the sports and cultural perspective:

For an overall assessment of the police and white supremacist violence pandemic:

For an overview of Black Lives Matter and responses to police and white supremacist violence:

Note that this post will be updated as more pieces and links are recommended.


Published by Alexander

I have always been a student of history: in undergrad I explored both Philosophy and History as double majors, while my MA program was in Global History. My primary focus is Latin American history, with a particular interest in Chilean history. I am highly interested in examining the world around me and working to ensure that it is an equitable place for all to live. I am currently furloughed from my work in Residence Life at a small, private university, so I'm using my time and energy to explore my passions and carve out a niche for myself in the world of academia. My hometown is Winston-Salem, North Carolina, but I've lived in a few East Coast states and Oklahoma during my lifetime. My major passions include baseball, naval history and culture, and exploring and adventuring with my Queensland Heeler named Sylens. You can usually catch me listening to pop or rock music, reading historical fiction and nonfiction, or playing strategic board and video games.

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