Okay, I won’t quarrel with cause/effect/outcome. I will quote a wise southern woman who lived through it all :
“Non-violence does violence to us all.”
It is my opinion that Americans who by birthright were entitled to every right and responsibility of citizenship should never have had to survive years of that particular iteration of racist domestic terrorism to be able to exercise those rights. Many did not survive, black and white, and I, for one, will never forgive our government for a single death or attack from the first sit-in forward.