Today’s Sons and Daughters of Liberty speak out!
On Thursday night, I went to a protest in downtown Boston, and then on Friday morning, I had to be up early to attend a protest in Social Studies class. Our students were giving speeches at a meeting of the Sons and Daughters of Liberty. Outside the classroom walls, Americans are sending a message that they are outraged — black people are getting killed by the police and sent to jail at a much higher rate than people of other races, and white police officers are not going to trial even when their crimes appear atrocious. What do you think: do our complaints today have anything in common with those of the Patriots before the American Revolution? Click any photo to see it bigger.
Sorry for the inconvenience, we are trying to change the world
No more taxes! It ends with the Townshend Acts!
Black Lives Matter
Become a Patriot! Join Me! Fight for Equal Rights!
Open the gate, let us trade. Be fair, give us care!
My students understand “Justice for all” – why don’t the police?
Thousands march on Boston Common, 12/11/14
Stay out! Our choice!
If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention
I want all of us fellow Bostonians to stand up for our Constitutional rights even if we are 5 or 105. We can still make an impact!
We are being murdered at the same rate as Jim Crow Lynchings
I won’t be shot. Confront White Privilege
For the innocent colonists killed that night, jail the redcoats for the unfair fight!
Police: Stop “defending” us from our beloved sons
No to the Crown!
White Crime = Self Defense?
Don’t pay for extra food for extra people! We will refuse!
Resisting?!? You Ain’t Seen Nothin Yet! Indict the System!
The Grapefruit Class as Patriots
Act now, or be no more! Our time has come!
What does it take to bring a murderer to trial?
First decide, then choose who is by your side!
Afraid of those who swore to protect me
We want… No taxation without representation! If we can’t have that, we’ll make more tea for the fish!
Selling cigarettes = death
Dear King George,
Occupy your heart
As history unfolds before us, the United States can be an exciting and terrifying place. Some people may feel that the events in the news today are nothing too extraordinary, while others see Americans finally standing up to call out our broken system. What do you think? Is it time for another revolution? Or have we learned how to make changes happen without going to war?
Note: Please share your comments below, where it says “leave a reply.” Students — many adults around the world would love to hear your perspectives. Adults — the students would love to hear your thoughts too — please help me include many different perspectives in this conversation.