Forward Through Ferguson

Why Forward Through Ferguson is a new approach to government

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Fate put me in the city of St. Louis, Missouri as its decades-old system of racially- and economically-segregated apartheid finally boiled over on a sunny Saturday in August. Every tension I had felt, straining the bedrock and groaning ominously, finally revealed itself as people filled the streets and the police attempted to regain absolute control of the situation using military-grade …

charleston massacre

The Four Lies You’re Going to Hear About the Charleston Massacre

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You’re about to hear a bunch of reflexive and totally fallacious tropes about that pasty genetic malfunction down in Carolina that so hated his own obvious inferiority as a human that he conspired to murder nine people of vastly higher quality. Let’s get them out of the way so we can move right to the heart of the excruciatingly awful …

We must protect Americans from racial terrorism

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The mass murder at the Charleston AME church is not a hate crime. It is not a “senseless act of evil,” the motive of which is unknowable. The murder of nine citizens in a house of worship associated with black liberation is an act of terrorism – period. Terrorism is the target of defenseless civilians in symbolic places with the …