MINNEAPOLIS: Rioters burn down buildings, loot businesses to protest unfair treatment by police

We've seen this one before, and it's going to have the same outcome.

Over the last couple days, riots have broken out in Minneapolis, MN in protest of the police killing of George Floyd. Regardless of your feelings on the #BlackLivesMatter movement and police brutality, you must be asking yourself "Is this furthering our cause?"

My answer to that question would be a solid "NO."

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Let's assume there is a problem with racism in America for the remainder of this conversation. Put aside your opinions about that, and think from the perspective of a person that truly believes police officers are out to kill African Americans.

I can pull countless King quotes to help make my point, but they all say the same thing. You cannot fight hate with hate. Well, you can.. But not if you truly want to change things.

In what way does burning down other people's property, looting, breaking windows, etc., help further the cause of peace between individuals of different racial backgrounds? If anything, it's only going to make matters worse.

If you could imagine a meter that measures racism in Minneapolis, around the country, and in the hearts of police, would you imagine that the level has gone up or down in recent days?

You can only fight the underlying cause by proving people wrong, not by potentially proving them right. If your problem is that people do not see you for the real you, who do you want them to see? What do you want them to think? Who are you? My recommendation would be that you prove them wrong by being the person you want them to see, not by being the person they thought that you were in the first place.