The Unbearable Likeness of Ferguson: An Origin Story of Now

Lecture Description

The police killing of Michael Brown sparked nationwide protests of which Ferguson, MO, became ground zero for a renewed movement of racial justice in the United States. How do the history of anti-black racism and anti-police brutality activism help understand the Black Lives Matter movement today? How do northern liberal attitudes about race and racism drive racially discriminatory policing like the kind the Department of Justice identified in Ferguson? How is Ferguson a little slice of Americana, a reflection of a broader and deeply-rooted problem of state-sanctioned racial violence and racial control in the United States of America?

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African American Crime, Violence, Incarceration

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Khalil Gibran Muhammad

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