Christopher Choi is a doctoral candidate in Religious Studies at the University of Virginia. His dissertation seeks to develop the notion of criticism in early twentieth-century thought. He is interested in how such a criticism might be brought to bear on a radical Asian American politic.
In Exodus 17, the people of Israel confront a barren landscape that seems to guarantee imminent death. Today police violence, especially against Black people, seems to be similarly embedded in our social landscape. This essay turns to Angela Davis to ask if dry land can become springs of water.