Day vs. Night… Ferguson

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In this New York Times article in it discussed the involvement of protesters and the decision of not inditing Officer Wilson for the death of Michael Brown. While reading this article it raises the questions of the types of protests between the day and the night in the city of Ferguson. It can be directly related to the Civil Rights movement and Martin Luther King’s non-violence stances during the 1960s. What I found interesting and historical relevance is the change of ideals in the decades since. Now as Ferguson as an example shows that to get your voice heard and prove a point violent protests could be the new trend. The leaders in the protests at Ferguson say in the article, “Older leaders needed to give the young ones room to vent and be angry… It’s a matter of supporting what they’re doing, instead of trying to mold it.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/29/us/protesters-united-against-ferguson-decision-but-challenged-in-building-movement.html?hpw&rref=us&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well&_r=0#

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One thought on “Day vs. Night… Ferguson

  1. EXACTLY. I’ve been wondering when we would see comparisons between Ferguson protests (“riots”) and all of the previous ones. We have seen all this before. Repeat: We have seen this before. And we are going to keep seeing it unless we make efforts to full equality. Nice find, Mark!

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