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Radikal Readings: Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect?

I’ve always enjoyed reading anthologies of essays, especially on topics that are difficult to digest. Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect? is a collection of essays published by Truthout by various writers, journalists, and activists that tackle not only police brutality, but freedom, black liberation, and the fight for justice.

So often the struggle for justice and black liberation is focused on cishet black men, yet Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect? shines a light on the communities that should be included in the fight – black women and LGBTQ people. The various issues are analyzed and tangible; concrete community solutions are given.

This is a tremendously important read not just for those interested in liberation and abolition, but society as a whole.