“There must be a disruption of everyday life in order to make a change. Many people did not realize how much of a problem police violence was until the protests went on a couple of days longer than expected. When that happens, people are forced to listen in ways they couldn’t have before.

“There are many in this country whose lives are intolerable, and in order to bring attention to their struggles they must make others experience a glimpse of intolerability. When that happens, people are exposed to all the ways we tolerate the intolerable every day. We gain 'eyes to see' and 'ears to hear' through the aggressive experience of being exposed to what we can no longer unsee and unhear.”