The death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO and the responding protests served as a catalyst for the resurgence of #BlackLivesMatter, a movement working to shift national and local conversations about race, class, gender, and inequality. In this essay, the authors reflect on how academia can answer this call, from their positions as emerging scholars.
Decades after the civil rights movement fought for formal racial equality, a new generation of activists struggles against persistent discrimination, disadvantage, and open violence.
While many have proposed that hiring more Black officers is an effective way to alleviate longstanding tension between police and African American citizens, this article shows that a shared racial background does not always guarantee positive police perceptions among Ferguson residents and protesters.
In his 100-second documentary, Ferguson resident and filmmaker Christopher Phillips captures the first 100 days in Ferguson since the death of Michael Brown.
The youth of Ferguson took a courageous stand against systemic racism and launched a historic national movement.
Soon after the killing of Michael Brown and the protests in Ferguson, several scholars formed the Ferguson Research-Action Collaborative. The aims of the project are twofold: To study protests and the Black Lives Matter movement, and thus to contribute to the struggle for racial justice in the US.