My Business Was Looted. I Still Support The Protests.

With weeks of ongoing protests, many small business owners find themselves in a difficult position, trying to balance their support for the protests with their investment in their own business. Saba Moeel, an Oakland entrepreneur, found herself in that same position after her yoga studio was broken into on May 29. “If the purpose of the agitators causing violence in our community was really trying to provoke revolution, justice, and wealth distribution, then what was the strategy behind destroying Black communities of Oakland that were already vulnerable? Why not be Robin Hood and loot Piedmont or the opulent neighborhood of Pacific Heights in San Francisco? If Black lives matter, where is the justice in vandalizing a Black neighborhood?” Read her full commentary at Richmond Pulse.

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