George Chidi is a columnist for Decaturish.com. A former staff writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and former city councilman for the city of Pine Lake, Chidi also contributes commentary to Fox 5 Atlanta.
VoicesJohn Lewis and the Dangers of Mythmaking
It’s easy enough to say that we need John Lewis more than ever. It’s harder, I think, to say that we must be John Lewis.
VoicesAs Black Vigilance Becomes Armed Vigilantism, Accountability Is Lost in Atlanta’s Streets
Street justice administered by people who don’t want anyone to know who they are is not a substitute for policing.
Get on the Line: White Allies and Changing Tactics at Atlanta Rayshard Brooks Protests
The police shooting of Rayshard Brooks at an Atlanta Wendy’s drive-through made a farce of the relative calm and de-escalation at recent protests.
Protests for Black LivesGeorgia Protests Differently: A Dispatch From the Front Lines of Atlanta Divided
The days of defiance here have been half police misconduct protest rally and half carnival. Incongruity abounds.