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QUICK HIT: Ferguson & Michael Brown

blacklivesmatterIt’s all over the news, and it’s all over your social media. Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown, was not indicted over the killing of Brown, as the grand jury decided this past Monday evening.

As a human being, what can you do? Educate yourself on the situation. Below is a list of news articles from various media outlets to help diversify your information intake. Read as many as you can, gain an understanding on the situation, then decide where you stand.

Officer Darren Wilson’s story is unbelievable. Literally. (Vox.com)

Witnesses told Grand Jury that Michael Brown charged at Darren Wilson, prosecutor says. (NYTimes.com)

Why it’s impossible to indict a cop (TheNation.com)

12 things white people can do now because Ferguson (Qz.com)

Trayvon Martin death raises issue of racism in America, says Toni Morrison (TheGuardian.com)

How Racism Works in 2014 (Slate.com)

What we need to know about what happened in Ferguson (WashingtonPost.com)

Videos:

Ferguson LIVE (live footage streaming from Ferguson, Missouri)

Ferguson Speaks: A Communique from Ferguson 

Killer Mike’s Speech on the Ferguson Grand Jury

What can you do after reading all these articles? Talk to your friends. Educate your neighbors. Let people see the institutionalized racism that exists in this country, and tell them how we can change that if we speak up against injustice. #AllLivesMatter

3 Responses to “QUICK HIT: Ferguson & Michael Brown”

    • TheRadicalRadish

      Sarah, thanks for commenting! That is correct, a 6’8″ dude does not have to be armed to be dangerous, but does that mean they need to be viewed as a threat, because of their size?

      Reply

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