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Mon, Sept 11, 2017, noon:
Welcoming of Postdoctoral Fellows: Angela Bruns, Karra Greenberg, Sarah Seelye and Emily Treleaven

Heather Ann Thompson

Thompson says riots signal need for political reform.

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"Riots are destructive, dangerous, and scary — but can lead to serious social reforms" - VOX. 08/15/2016.

This piece posits that, although riots often look like chaos and destruction, they can and often do serve as part of a coherent political movement that leads to substantial reforms. Heather Ann Thompson says that riots can be viewed as legitimate political action against long-term systemic failures. "Riots never come first," she says. "They only come after a sustained attempt to change whatever is the problem through other means."

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Heather Ann Thompson

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