The murders by cop go on – the latest, Lymond Moses, was asleep in his car – prompting furious calls for police reform from many weary of the carnage.
In a few hours, I’ll have to go the university’s extension in southern Illinois. I have to leave before four, to beat the early traffic across the bridge. (One bridge … Continue reading →
All we have is anger and sadness. On the front page of Friday’s St. Louis Post-Dispatch was a story of two policemen shot in Ferguson. There was also a huge photograph … Continue reading →
We all must build a common understanding of race, become aware of the role we play in upholding systems of oppression, and get comfortable with vulnerability. I don’t want to … Continue reading →
I grew up in Ferguson, Mo. No one ever heard of it, unless you lived elsewhere in St. Louis County. Then my family moved to Palestine – my father’s first … Continue reading →
Another police killing of an African American has occurred. Caught on camera by a bystander (see video below the fold), apparently the man, identified as Kajieme Powell, a 25-year-old, had … Continue reading →
Are we radicalizing a whole generation? When I was in Vietnam, a near-by artillery unit called a cease-fire. Somebody realized they were shelling the wrong coordinates. A private said, “I … Continue reading →
St. Louis is seething. A profound, inexplicable seething. A young man, Michael Brown, his hands in the air. Then eight shots. Graphic photographs of his body lying for hours on … Continue reading →