The week since November 24, 2014 when the grand jury in Ferguson, MO guided by Prosecutor Robert McColloch decided not to indict has been a sad and devastating one for many people. For those of us who continue against all evidence to trust the institutions and processes of contemporary America to bring justice, this decision forces a reckoning with the racism that pervades our institutions and our very perceptions and judgments about other people. This post draws together some of the things I have read in the last week that made me think better and harder about what is happening.
Photo is of a protest last Tuesday at a Memphis high school. It’s all over the internet, but I believe it can be traced back to jcole here.