Saturday, August 23, 2014

Some Links About Ferguson

We are almost done with Ferguson, Missouri for this time around.  Did we learn anything?  I think we learned that issues surrounding race are no where near settled, and if anything by voting in a man with brown skin as president, we have highlighted the issues even more.  We may be more polarized, and more potentially divided and explosive now than in any time since the 1950s and 1960s.

I have accumulated an impressive pile of interesting opinion articles and I am going to take this post to share some of them with you.  I will also share a link of a recent court settlement.  I would advise not reading it all in one sitting.  It is just too much.  In fact, the coverage of the events in Ferguson began to take on the same sort of life that post 9/11 coverage began to have back in 2001--and there was only email and the telephone back then for "social media." Take the occasional break.  It is good for the soul.

11 Things white people should stop saying..

A mother's white privilege...

Why white moms need to care...

How many unarmed people have to die..

Why we are mad...

I don't know how to talk to white people...

Poll Shows Division...

Explaining white privilege to a poor white...

for the sake of Michael Brown..

White evangelicals listen...

No Time to be polite...

Since we are going to change the tone a little bit, here is some sage advice for dealing with opinion, comment sections and other malarkey on the internet.  Handling the haters....

we want justice, hair extensions..

Man frustrated by Ferguson..

why the Obama administration sees...

Finally, after all the talk above, and all the angst about white bigotry and prejudice and violence, and everything, there needs to be honest talk about black on black violence and black on white violence.

Beaten to death at McDonald's...

Dear reader, feel free to add any links that you have found informative to your outlook on the events of Ferguson and your own views on "Race Matters."





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