Do you believe Washington, D.C., is broken? Do you believe those in D.C are willing or capable of curbing their power? Are you looking for a solution to reduce the size, scope and jurisdiction of the federal government, impose fiscal restraints and place term limits on federal officials?
We write to you on behalf of more than 100 students from UNC Chapel Hill who recently simulated the hunger faced by nearly 2 million North Carolinians every day. We subsisted on $5 worth of food for four days. This meant $1.25 a day. During this time we were irritable, tired and had difficulty focusing on anything but our hunger.
Since the Baltimore protests escalated Monday afternoon, a quote by Martin Luther King Jr has gained traction on social media: “A riot is the language of the unheard.” Activists behind the keyboard rationalize that, if one will not condemn the contingent, intolerable conditions of police brutality, compounded with systemic racism, then how can one condemn the evolution of peaceful protest to riot?