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.
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.
Police violence has never been about the guilt or innocence of just one officer. Now, the spotlight on Ferguson has revealed with a renewed, sharper focus a deep divide in our society and highlighted persistent systemic inequalities.