A collection of commentaries from Washington University faculty and other opinion leaders exploring the important issues raised by events in Ferguson.
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Among the great strengths of our university are the bonds that hold us together. During troubling times, we call on each other for support and look for opportunities to grow.
Young people nowadays would stand to benefit from those of us with resources to listen to them, and to employ our assets in accord with their interests.
Brown’s death has become a marker: shorthand for an array of urban and suburban ills.
What we are experiencing is an American problem; we are in dire need of civility to move us to resolution.
The seemingly innate biases so many of us carry have not eroded — they still abound in our daily lives and the world around us.
The stakes are high for Marvel and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates to do Black Panther well.
Stand up for righteousness. Stand up for justice. Stand up for truth, knowing that we all will be free one day.
A discussion on the intersectionality of #BlackLivesMatter, living and teaching in St. Louis a year after Mike Brown’s killing.
It is important for us to consider long-term goals. But it is also clear we need emergency intervention.
There are many Fergusons on the horizon. Herein lies America’s challenge, as well as her opportunity.
The issues that affect us may be different, but no deed is too small if everyone is contributing to improve the world we live in.
Hopeless situations need not stay that way. But meaningful change requires more than structural fixes, legal fights, and opinion pieces.