The Wisdom of Shooting Back

On to the Next Level With Akinyele Umoja

Most of us have in our head major events like the March on Washington and things Martin Luther King was involved in. I oftentimes remind students, “Martin Luther King was well-known; he could call the president; he’d receive protection from federal forces. But if you’re a student doing voter registration in rural areas, you’re not going to get that.”
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susie day writes about prison, policing, and political activism. She’s also written political satire, a collection of which, Snidelines: Talking Trash to Power, was published in 2014. In 2020, her book, The Brother You Choose: Paul Coates and Eddie Conway Talk About Life, Politics, and The Revolution was published by Haymarket. She lives in New York City with her partner, the infamous Laura Whitehorn.

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