Monday, September 1, 2014

Our Examination of the Michael Brown Shooting

Today we released our segment on the Michael Brown shooting.  The question we begin with is "With all the law enforcement-related fatalities that happen daily in the US, what is it about the death of Michael Brown that incited two weeks of rioting?"  

We offer the opportunity to consider that the riots were not in response to the event, but rather were the actions consistent with how the event was "seen," and that how it was "seen" was as racist.  And to consider that there was nothing in the event itself that was inherently racist, but that racism was the context in which the event occurred, thereby shaping the ensuing activities.

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