Soul/Self Care—Looting and American Exceptionalism

When someone, in the context of the current rebellion against America’s racial and economic injustice, mentions “looting,” (probably to condemn it), what should be our first thought and response?

How about this, by African American Rev. Dr. Nick Peterson:  “

“I mean if we want to talk about looting, let’s talk about the “stolen properties” that structure the entire existence of this horrible project.  America is a testimony to the sanctity of white looting. 
Looting in 1607. That’s when the first “permanent” English settlement was established on the “James” river.”

I have determined to memorize these words and be able to repeat them to further the education of my friends and neighbors about the true history of this nation. 

John K. Stoner