Protesters in Ferguson refused to be ignored this weekend. They are the reason that while we might not be able to claim that America is the land of the free, it is most definitely still the home of the brave.
More tweets on the “weekend of resistance” in Ferguson, Missouri, October 10-13.
Since August 9, there has been a sharp divide between life before Michael Brown was killed and life after. The scab on the wound of racial injustice in the St. Louis region was ripped off, and we’ve all been confronted with the full scope of the infection.
During the Rams vs. 49ers game in St. Louis on Monday night, activists and members of the community protested outside and inside the arena as part of the Ferguson “weekend of resistance.” Despite some drunk fans verbally and physically assaulting protesters, organizers maintained a calm rarely mentioned in media reports.
On the final day billed as part of Ferguson’s “weekend of resistance,” Dr. Cornel West was put in handcuffs outside of the Ferguson Police Department.
A roundup of tweets on the “weekend of resistance” in Ferguson, Missouri, October 10-13.
Depending on who you ask about the success or effectiveness of the “weekend of resistance” in Ferguson, Missouri, October 10-13, you’ll get very different responses.
Community members and activists over the next month are gathering once again to demand justice for Brown, the victims of police violence nationwide, and the subsequent police crackdown on residents in Ferguson, Missouri.
Stated simply, most Americans have an irrational belief that Black men are dangerous, and this bias is especially prevalent among white Americans, including most white liberals and progressives.
More than 40 years later, the Kerner Report proves to be prescient in its observations about unchecked police power, problematic in its embrace of notions of Black pathology, and simultaneously hard and soft on white racism.