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An Opportunity to Become Better and Stronger
Our law school stands ready to help build a stronger and greater community.
Difficult Days Ahead
What is happening in our region today must be connected to history.
A Note to Students
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.
A Message from Chancellor Wrighton
My greatest hope is that, through this tragedy, the region finds a peaceful path to a brighter future.
A Message from School of Medicine Dean Shapiro
Together, we will move forward.
This Book Has No End
The conclusion of the Mosaic Project provides us the opportunity to measure our progress.
Prudent and Fair Outcome for Grand Jury: Let a Jury Decide
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.
The Job of the Darren Wilson Grand Jury
No matter what the grand jury decides, there is every reason for us to trust in this grand jury.
Podcast: Reflections on Ferguson and Health Disparities in St. Louis
A look at the health and well-being of African Americans in St. Louis and policies that could create positive change.
Open Letter to the Mayor of Ferguson
Can Ferguson take this tragic moment and turn it into an opportunity to stand as a model municipality?
Podcast: When Does Victimization Count?
A reflection on Michael Brown and the role of victimization in American culture and politics.
Podcast: Stripes and Scars
Now is an appropriate moment to carefully consider the complex relationship between violence and protest.
New Online Projects Seek to Capture Ferguson Events, Coverage, and Impact: User input needed
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 […]
For Michael Brown, Justice Is Not a Gift. It’s a Right.
Why must black people and black communities always prove themselves worthy of receiving justice?
When Will Youth of Color Receive the Same Due Process as Officer Darren Wilson?
Justice, like so much of what happens in America, has two faces.
Can We Preserve the Ferguson QuikTrip?
While it seems an unlikely landmark, the QT has achieved cultural significance.
Reflections on Ferguson
My great fear is that we won’t use this tragedy to make progress on changing what must be changed.
Can Technology Prevent Another Ferguson?
How we deploy technologies matters at least as much as whether we deploy them.
Confronting Our Separation
The events of the last several weeks are not academic abstractions to me.
Black Men Under Pressure
I’m hoping that we can move beyond rallies and rhetoric to bring about real change.
The Hope of Ferguson
We don’t need peace right now—we need unrest.
Disparities in Health and Hope
We had no idea how timely the release of our findings would prove to be.
One City, Two Worlds: Why Michael Brown’s Death Was the Final Straw
Michael Brown’s death and the resulting situation in Ferguson is not an anomaly to be brushed aside.
Why I Fear For My Sons
Police stop, search and arrest black people at a disproportionate rate.
A Fight We Must Join
Dialogues become stagnant without relevant and purposeful action.
Our Past, Our Privilege, Our Transgressions
Peace and justice are needed here.
A Moment of Reflection on Monday, August 25
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.
This is Our Hometown
When St. Louis is hurting, we’re all hurting.
Ferguson: Strikes Close to Home, Even a World Away
What can we bring to the long and difficult struggle to build a just and sustainable peace in our community?
Are We Ferguson?
With all of its complexities, Ferguson does not sound like my world.
Michael and Robin: May Your Lives and Deaths Not Be In Vain
All over the world murder victims tend to be young males. In the USA, they tend to be young black males.
In St. Louis Area, A Short Distance Can Make A Big Difference
Ferguson has been described as a powder keg in search of a match.
Is Ferguson Anomalous?
Changing racial injustice requires changing more than beliefs and attitudes.
Let’s Talk About Race
“You spent too much time talking about race in this class.”
A Message from Chancellor Wrighton
We must do more to solve the problems we face, in order to achieve a stronger St. Louis region for all its citizens.
In St. Louis, A Long & Troubled Past with Race
This is not something that just happened.
A Revolt Against Violence
It requires that we do more than pray.