Mia McKenzie: On Ferguson Protests, the Destruction of Things, and What Violence Really Is (And Isn’t) (Black Girl Dangerous)

On Ferguson Protests, the Destruction of Things, and What Violence Really Is (And Isn’t)
Mia McKenzie, Black Girl Dangerous, November 26, 2014

Since the announcement on Monday that Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, wouldn’t be brought to trial, huge protests have broken out all over the country, from Ferguson (where the community had already been protesting for over a hundred days, since the day Michael Brown was killed) to Philadelphia, Denver, Oakland and D.C., to name just a few places. Most of these protests have been peaceful, though in some places there’s been looting and property damage.

 

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