In the wake of the horrific happenings in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend:
I often think that the more powerful counter protest — at least at certain moments — would be to deny an audience to white supremacists and their ilk. Go inside. Close doors. Draw the curtains. Leave only one light on in the window as a sign of resistance. Let them march through totally empty streets, screaming only at each other. The confrontation and attention and violence are what they want. Don’t give it to them.
And then come together to build and nurture community after they are gone.
© Rhea Hirshman 2017