However, not everyone at the recent protests is on the side of Black people.
Others were starting fires, damaging public property, working against the protests, and scapegoating Black people in the process.
My good friend and cohort of the Adultish podcast, Afiya Augustine, spoke with me about the three stages of the looting process for Black people:
There are the looters taking goods for immediate use in their own homes;
There are the looters taking items to sell so that they can make money to survive;
And there are the looters who are there to take whatever they can get their hands simply because the opportunity has presented itself.
Usually, Black people do not set fire to public property at the outset of public outcry.
When the media initially brought attention to the vandalization of the courthouse, the images they showed were of Black people protesting peacefully.