Davenport on whether BLM activism will create change

October 19, 2020 Knowable Magazine

"Movements are not places to work out complex ideas. That’s dialogue, reflection, reading, conversing, working through proposals, and that’s not for most people," said Davenport. "I think we’re approaching a countdown to compassion fatigue. As of now, people are moved and they will take some action. But they like to know that what they’re doing will result in something. So to the degree to which that answer is not forthcoming, they’re going to tune out and move on to something else."

Read Davenport's full discussion alongside sociologist Edwin Amenta in Knowable Magazine here.