Our law school stands ready to help build a stronger and greater community.
What is happening in our region today must be connected to history.
As a university, we want to inspire and motivate our students to be active and engaged citizens. We do not discourage activism, but rather would like to help you consider safe and thoughtful ways to get involved.
My greatest hope is that, through this tragedy, the region finds a peaceful path to a brighter future.
Together, we will move forward.
The conclusion of the Mosaic Project provides us the opportunity to measure our progress.
The prudent thing to do at this point is to let an actual jury decide this case.
Too often in news outlets protesters are portrayed as violent cartoons.
No matter what the grand jury decides, there is every reason for us to trust in this grand jury.
A look at the health and well-being of African Americans in St. Louis and policies that could create positive change.
Can Ferguson take this tragic moment and turn it into an opportunity to stand as a model municipality?
A reflection on Michael Brown and the role of victimization in American culture and politics.
Now is an appropriate moment to carefully consider the complex relationship between violence and protest.
In response to recent historic events taking place in the Saint Louis metropolitan area, Washington University Libraries in collaboration with campus partners in the Center for the Humanities and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion have created a unique opportunity for sharing user-created content documenting the events in and around Ferguson, Missouri, following the killing […]
Why must black people and black communities always prove themselves worthy of receiving justice?
Justice, like so much of what happens in America, has two faces.
While it seems an unlikely landmark, the QT has achieved cultural significance.
My great fear is that we won’t use this tragedy to make progress on changing what must be changed.
How we deploy technologies matters at least as much as whether we deploy them.
The events of the last several weeks are not academic abstractions to me.
I’m hoping that we can move beyond rallies and rhetoric to bring about real change.
We don’t need peace right now—we need unrest.
We had no idea how timely the release of our findings would prove to be.
Michael Brown’s death and the resulting situation in Ferguson is not an anomaly to be brushed aside.
Police stop, search and arrest black people at a disproportionate rate.
Dialogues become stagnant without relevant and purposeful action.
Peace and justice are needed here.
As a young man is laid to rest in Ferguson, we should pause and reflect upon tragic recent events and the persistent challenges we face as a region.
When St. Louis is hurting, we’re all hurting.
What can we bring to the long and difficult struggle to build a just and sustainable peace in our community?
With all of its complexities, Ferguson does not sound like my world.
All over the world murder victims tend to be young males. In the USA, they tend to be young black males.
Ferguson has been described as a powder keg in search of a match.
Changing racial injustice requires changing more than beliefs and attitudes.
“You spent too much time talking about race in this class.”
We must do more to solve the problems we face, in order to achieve a stronger St. Louis region for all its citizens.
This is not something that just happened.
It requires that we do more than pray.