Transforming the Tide of Racial Violence: Visionary Organizing, the Crisis of Whiteness, and America’s Growing Counter-Revolution By Matthew Birkhold
Dylan Roof and the current string of black church burnings are part of a long history of white racial terrorism against blacks in the US. From slavery through the current moment, anti-black violence has been a consistently inconsistent aspect of American history, sometimes happening frequently and sometimes less frequently. We are currently in a period of frequent anti-black violence fueled by what many whites experience as a twin crisis of whiteness and the economy. Because the crisis driving this violence results from how these whites perceive the world, policy is incapable of addressing it. Only a revolutionary movement capable of transforming souls can transform this tide of violence.