“I am not afraid to die”: Why America will never be the same post-Ferguson

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 16:45

“I am not afraid to die”: Why America will never be the same post-Ferguson

Michael Brown's death created a new reality. Here's what happens when a generation has nothing to lose...

Salon.com

 

Last Thursday, I boarded a bus with about 40 people for an 18-hour bus ride to Ferguson, Missouri, as part of what we termed the Black Lives Matter Rides. Twenty hours later, we joined riders from all over the country who descended on St. Louis and Ferguson to show solidarity with local activists and residents still fighting for justice in the police killing of 18-year-old unarmed teenager Michael Brown.

As we made preparations over about a two-week period to go — raising thousands of dollars, securing accommodations and working with local activists to determine a plan of action that would be most useful to the people who live in Ferguson — a conversation emerged about whether the uprising in Ferguson constitutes a moment or a movement.

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