If we are paying attention, we note that each month is marked by new violence inflicted upon Black bodies. September in the United States brought us Jacob Blake, shot in the back in front of his family, sparking another spike in the uprisings that have been in the streets of multiple cities since the murder of George Floyd. This shooting was rendered more painful by the subsequent murders of two protestors against police violence at the hands of a 17-year-old. The stark contrast between the unarmed Blake, shot seven times and miraculously living to speak to those rallying around his shooting, and that of Kyle Rittenhouse, who walked past the police with his assault rifle, driving home before being apprehended, was hard to overlook even for the most skeptical. Added to this are the ongoing cries of justice for Breonna Taylor. All of this in a period of political inquiry and tireless activism leading up to an important presidential election with the sitting president attacking critical race theory and calling its teaching a form of abuse.