What We Miss When We Say ‘Accountability, not Justice'
In the wake of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s conviction a couple of weeks ago, my social media lit up with a new progressive talking point: The verdict was “accountability, not justice.” The refrain, which quickly became a meme, crystallized into a new orthodoxy by the time the sun went down. Within days, I had heard it from countless pundits, from members of Congress, from the American Civil Liberties Union.
This article originally appeared on May 10, 2021, in Sojourners, https://sojo.net/.
Accountability, Racial justice, Liability (Law), Justice
Hamilton, Brian David. “What We Miss When We Say ‘Accountability, Not Justice.’” Sojourners, 10 May 2021, https://sojo.net/articles/what-we-miss-when-we-say-accountability-not-justice.