I have been glued to the internet ever since August 9th, the day Mike Brown was killed.
As each day passes I can’t help but think of the many people, in our family alone, who were deeply involved in fighting for civil rights in our country. I have often wondered, how or if I would’ve been as vocal and strong as they were had I been alive at that time in history. More and more, I am coming to realize that I am alive at that time in history.
Are you guys paying attention?
- A tour through real Ferguson by America Tonight (Al Jazeera America)
- #FergusonDispatch: Gassed [embedded below] by @elonjames, @Awkward_Duck and @Nettaaaaaaaa (TWiBnation)
- A Message to the People of Ferguson by Eric Holder, Attorney General USA (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
- Ferguson’s Freedom Summer by Jay Kaspian Kang (The New Yorker)
- In Ferguson, A Sense of Being Left Behind by Eugene Robinson (The Washington Post)
- The Difference Between ALS and Ferguson Is That One Ill Can Be Cured by Jia Tolentino (Time Magazine)
- What Happens To #Ferguson Affects Ferguson: Net Neutrality, Algorithmic Filtering and Ferguson by Zeynep Tufekci (Medium.com)
- Mike Brown Was A Man by Anil Dash (Medium.com)
- In Which I Have a Few Things To Tell You About #Ferguson by Sarah Bessey (SarahBessey.com)
- Angry Aftermath of the Missouri Shooting A Timeline of Events (The Washington Post)
If you want to remain “intheknow” follow this twitter list of people on the ground in Missouri, and read their first-hand accounts of events while they are happening.
And although Mike Brown is the current hot topic, let’s not forget about Eric Garner and John Crawford. Both of whom also died at the hands of law enforcement in the last few weeks.
We are turning into one of the countries we are always running off to “protect.” #staywoke
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