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Hands Up…Against The Wall

Leonard Blair hangs Damon Davis’ artwork on plywood covered windows in Ferguson, MO. Hands up. All sizes, ages, colors, genders, in black and white photos. Pasted over raw plywood on windows boarded up in anticipation of the grand jury decision. 23 more words

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Ferguson, Missouri Awaits Grand Jury Decision on Black Teen Shot and Killed by White Police Officer

By Scott Malone

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – Residents of Ferguson, Missouri, faced another day on Monday of waiting for a grand jury to decide if it will bring criminal charges against a white policeman who fatally shot an unarmed black teen in August, sparking weeks of sometimes violent protests. 405 more words

What The Incident In Ferguson Has Taught Me

Everyone seems to have an opinion on Ferguson, Missouri. However, just about every opinion I’ve seen to one side or the other is extremely clouded by the tendency of people to cling too strongly to one narrative or the other. 757 more words

Dazed and Confused: A Morning Conversation

I had debated long and hard earlier this morning about whether or not I should grab a cup of coffee from Starbucks. I knew I could just as easily make my own cup at home but, and as much as I wanted to deny it, I liked the feel of the warm, paper Starbucks cup in my hand. 959 more words

The Hoodie

This is funny and sad all at the same time.


Movie Review | @MistahMarvel Reviews "Dear White People"

Hitting Many Racial and Social Nails On The Head, Justin Simien’s Dear White People Made A Conscious Effort To Address Race in America.

This past weekend, I had an opportunity to go catch the movie that quietly caught a lot of people’s attention, mainly because of the catchy and loud title it boasted. 1,167 more words


A new tool for discussing race in the classroom

Over the years I’ve had a number of “good” classes of students, but I can’t recall a good class conversation about race. This is a problem, because without the ability to think about the ways that people understand race it is harder to tear those understandings down and introduce a sociological perspective (even if the sociological perspective is… 253 more words

Memoirs Of A SLACer