Really?

August 18, 2014

On Aug. 9, police in Ferguson, Mo., shot Michael Brown to death, an unarmed black teenager. The closed way in which the police responded to the request for information on the shooting and their aggressive actions against peaceful protesters in the aftermath of the shooting have opened yet another sore spot in a nation that is splintering from all levels of gross inequality. The fissures ripping at the nation come from race and class, as we struggle to regain our economic footing; the simple ability of Americans to hold a job and provide food, shelter, clothing and health care for their families. It boils down to the simple word: dignity.

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