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.”
A few cautionary tales point to the frustrating racial divide within St. Louis’ suburbs.
Not all Americans feel the same about the events in Ferguson.
This is not something that just happened.
It requires that we do more than pray.