This post is going up today, because as you may have read, I spent yesterday moving. The entirety of this Bunch o’ Links is devoted to articles published in the last week about, or related to, the events in Ferguson.
[TW on all these links: Violence, Racism, Death, Police Brutality]
Ferguson Proves Every Black Person in America is a Target. Various thoughts on Ferguson.
America Is Not For Black People. All too often, black people don’t get access to the rights and freedoms that white people enjoy.
Why are Ferguson cops so completely out of control? With all the right-wing paranoia about a black uprising, it can be hard not to react violently to black people protesting.
Don’t Give Special Rights To Anybody! Oh, Except Cops. That’s Cool. Police get far more protections from the law than ordinary citizens.
In defense of black rage: Michael Brown, police and the American dream. Stop focusing on the looting in Ferguson when you should be focusing on the fact that a police officer murdered a teenager.
It is still murder! Even if Mike Brown robbed a convenience store, killing him was still murder.
I Don’t Know How to Talk to White People About Ferguson. To white people, Ferguson is another in a long line of tragedies. To black people, it’s personal.
State Senator To Ferguson Police: ‘Will I Get Tear-Gassed Again?’ Ferguson police are out of touch and out of control.
Ferguson Is 60 Percent Black. Virtually All Its Cops Are White. How can police be trusted to protect a community they don’t represent?
The Day Ferguson Cops Were Caught in a Bloody Lie. Cops in Ferguson have a long history of covering up violence against black people.
Examining the Word Choice of Print Media in the Wake of Ferguson. News outlets frequently frame coverage of Ferguson, and of black people’s lives in general, in biased and problematic ways.