Today I write from that place of fear, maybe tomorrow I will write of hope and resistance.
Racism is structural, not just personal. It’s embedded in the very fabric of our society, with deep roots in history. Prejudice is Darren Wilson shooting Mike Brown in Ferguson and leaving him on the sidewalk to die. Racism is that he gets away with it, unindicted. By Starhawk Starhawk.org July 14, 2015 The Inuit, I’ve heard, More
According to a new study by Media Matters for America done in partnership with Color of Change, four New York City television stations consistently reported crimes by black people at a higher rate than their arrest rates. TERRELL JERMAINE STARR ALTERNET RawStory.com March 28, 2015 Skeptical black man (Shutterstock) There is a reason why More
Daily Kos: Undercover officers infiltrate #BlackLivesMatter protest movement in Minnesota; charge leaders
The Minnesota ACLU, responding to these charges and to demands that the protestors pay for the police who were called to the scene, released the following statement. "There is finally growing concern and dialogue regarding the failure of our criminal justice system to hold police officers accountable for acts of excessive force and other misconduct," the statement says. "These problems are happening in our backyard and should not be ignored."
Journalism needs less sporadic, more comprehensive coverage of race relations, experts say. By Jessica Mendoza MintPressNews.com December 5, 2014 Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol is surrounded by media after meeting with protesters Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer has touched More
The police department that Officer Wilson worked for prior to coming to Ferguson was disbanded after multiple instances of racial profiling.” POSTED BY MICHAEL SHATZ KANSAS NOVEMBER 29, 2014 Shelby Lawson is a student at the University of Kansas, majoring in Journalism and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Lawson posted the following to her Facebook page: More
Dramatic scenes of Missouri and a nation unnerved by the police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. PHOTO GALLERY Enter Photo Gallery By Shaya Tayefe Mohajer and Nicole Pasulka takepart.com November 25, 2014 The quiet was eerie. After months of spirited, ceaseless protest, Ferguson, Mo., residents and protesters gathered outside the courthouse, anxious and hushed, worried and More
“It’s a beautiful thing to see people on fire for justice, but I didn’t come here to give a speech,” he said at Sunday’s event. “I came here to go to jail.” RT.com Published: October 13, 2014 20:13 Edited: October 14, 2014 01:07 To view the video, click the Download video link below. (It More
Arrested Legal Observer: Ferguson a ‘Pilot Program’ for When Communities Respond to Police Brutality
Each legal observer arrested in Ferguson was “arrested for doing their job,” NLG interim executive director Dan Gregor said. Gregor described other concerns he had with the kind of “police overreaching” that had occurred in Ferguson. By Kevin Gosztola The Dissenter FireDogLake,com August 30, 2014 The National Lawyers Guild had legal observers on the ground in More