Racism, Antifa, and the fetishization of non-violence…

Via ‘Speak Out w/ Tim Wise’ podcast

How should antiracists respond to resurgent white nationalism in the age of Trump? Non-violently, or with a mix of tactics that might include those of antifa, which regularly confronts neo-Nazis and other reactionaries in the streets? Although non-violence is almost always strategically wise and ethically recommended, the romanticization of non-violence by some liberals and progressives is unhelpful and entirely a-historical. In this commentary, I discuss the need to contextualize our strategies and above all else to never fall into the trap of thinking that defensive violence against fascism is the moral equivalent of fascism itself.