Bill Simmons getting some heat for the culture at The Ringer. I listened to the episode with Ryen Russillo that is discussed, and yes, it's pretty pretty bad.https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/22/business/media/bill-simmons-the-ringer-black-employees.html
Considering he's fully dressed with his shirt tucked in, no shoes feels like a choice
There is very likely a storm coming, and we are not ready for it. Our leadership seems wholly incapable of deescalation. The pot is at a low simmer and heading straight for a full on rolling boil. If this pot is allowed to boil over, it will be infinitely worse than the shutdowns and toilet paper shortages of April/May. I urge all of my fellow BM family, especially in major cities, to have a plan in place. Pack a "go" bag. Food/water, first aid, clothes, flashlights, batteries, etc. Store up plenty of water. Maybe reconsider your stance on gun ownership. (If you do, learn how to use it safely! Go to a range and put a few hundred rounds through it once or twice a month. Know how to treat it, use it, and clean it.) Find some friends/family that live in a more rural area that would be willing to let you hunker down if it comes to it. Maybe this whole thing can turn around and not pop off, but it's looking less and less likely. If it does, there will be people trying to help, and people trying to take advantage of the chaos. Remember, luck favors the prepared.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEwnKqSZuYI
You make some good points, but I hate to say it I think you're overreacting. The last thing we need is for more people to go out and buy guns. Yes, it's important to be able to defend yourself if necessary, but if anything we should be pushing for better gun control. As someone who lives in an urban area very close to where protests and looting have taken place, at no point have I felt it necessary to have a gun on me or in my home. I agree with you about being prepared, but don't think everyone needs to arm themselves. More people die from suicide by gun or gun accidents then do from crime. For more reference see: https://lawcenter.giffords.org/facts/gun-violence-statistics/ Or https://injuryfacts.nsc.org/home-and-community/safety-topics/guns/
You and I have made up our minds about who we're voting for, sure. Everyone? Absolutely not. Anyway I think I took this too close to politics and this thread is supposed to be about protests. If you are out protesting, be prepared to make yourself scarce if it turns violent.