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.
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.
On November 13, 2013, a public housing apartment complex on Detroit’s East Side was raided by 150 officers from the Detroit Police Department and several other state and federal agencies. A resident tells his side of the story.