We call these responses riots because the proper definition of a riot is a collection of people who collectively engage in spontaneous violence. Of course, the actual reasons why this happens can easily be traced to the dysfunctional culture that exists within this anti-human capitalist society, that's another point for another article. The point here is to expose the obvious contradiction where racist white society, always so quick to dehumanize African people for expressing our frustration against systemic oppression, are always silent when it comes to issuing any condemnation of their family members, and probably even themselves, for going out and engaging in violent and destructive behavior. Just because a sports team won. Or, as was the case a couple of years ago, when white folks rioted because the pumpkin patch ran out of pumpkins.
The clear difference between riots and rebellions is African people engage in systemic destruction, not over some stupid team winning a game or series, but because we are sick of being gunned down in the street by state sanctioned terrorists and having no due process where those terrorists are held accountable. We have sat in countless courtrooms. We have filed countless cases. We have spent endless money we didn't have for attorneys and legal fees. And yet, there is no justice. So, we hit the streets to express our frustration. This is not an example of destructive behavior for no clear reason, the definition of rioting. This is a people's response to being oppressed. So, this is a rebellion. No different than the rebellions we carried out on the slave plantations. In fact, these rebellions today are the off spring of those old slave revolts so its appropriate to label these juprisings as rebellions and/or slave revolts today.
Remember this clear distinction and use it when Europeans (and trained negroes) start in the next time we rise up. When they start questioning our humanity and dignity for standing up against oppression, remind them that their people engage in public violence over no concrete reason so they certainly are in absolutely no moral position to question us for standing up against clear injustice. And then, we have to remember that any type of spontaneous eruptions, even for justified reasons, are never going to achieve the progress we need and deserve. Only an organized effort to liberate us will accomplish that.
These are things folks should contemplate as you watch the good white folks of Philadelphia remind us just how hypocritical this backward nation continues to be.