Tag Archives: St. Louis

Ferguson is Not a Special Case

Three social facts that guarantee it won’t be long before the nation’s attention focuses on another divided community or insensitive Tweet that yet again reveals the permanence of racism.

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Militarized Policing No Answer to Ferguson’s Problems

The US police are probably among the most heavily armed in the world but that has not stopped urban disorder from happening. Long term solutions will not be found by turning police forces into the paramilitary outfits we are currently seeing on the streets of St Louis.

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Correcting Media’s Skewed Perspective

A hashtag campaign confronts the racial biases in the images we see and challenges the opinions we embrace of young, black Americans. This is social media at its best, offering a real-time counter-narrative to the media’s typically negative and stereotypical imagery of young black people as something to be feared.

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