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Ferguson Syllabus


Michelle Alexander: Telling My Son About Ferguson New York Times

Ferguson isn’t about black rage against cops. It’s white rage against progress. Washington Post.

Danielle C. Belton: What Is It Going to Take to Indict When Police Kill an Unarmed Black Man? TheRoot.com

Steve Benen: How not to explain the Eric Garner tragedy MSNBC

Charles M. Blow: The Perfect-Victim Pitfall: Michael Brown, and Now Eric Garner New York Times

Jonathan Capehart: The crisis of leadership and confidence in Ferguson, Mo. Washington Post

Bill Chappell: 'I'm Determined To Get Justice': Eric Garner's Mother And Widow Speak NPR

Ta-Nehisi Coates: Barack Obama, Ferguson, and the Evidence of Things Unsaid The Atlantic

Ta-Nehisi Coates and Michael Steele on the Eric Garner decision All In with Chris Hayes

Amy Davidson: What the Eric Garner Grand Jury Didn’t See The New Yorker

Jenny Durkan: As a federal prosecutor, I know how hard it is to charge officers like Darren Wilson Washington Post

Michael Eric Dyson and Rudolph Giuliani on Meet the Press

Justin Ellis: Ferguson yet another example of how America fails minorities Boston Globe

Charles D. Ellison: How the St. Louis County Prosecutor Played Us TheRoot.com

Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele: The In’s & Out’s of the Civil Lawsuit that Could 'Indict' Darren Wilson & Ferguson Police. TheRoot.com

Matt Ferner: Judge Andrew Napolitano Says Eric Garner's Death Was 'Criminally Negligent Homicide' Huffington Post

Nancy Gertner: There will be more Fergusons Boston Globe

Melissa Harris-Perry: A letter of sympathy to Michael Brown’s mother MSNBC

Earl Ofari Hutchinson: President Obama Should Follow Bush Sr.'s Example and Green Light a Wilson Prosecution Huffington Post

Derrick Z. Jackson: Hysteria over Ferguson grand jury an indictment of America Boston Globe

Ben Jealous: On the Darren Wilson Grand Jury Decision Huffington Post

Peniel Joseph: Barack Obama and Ferguson: The cost of being the reluctant black president Reuters

Peniel Joseph: ‘I can’t breathe’: Why Eric Garner protests are gaining momentum Reuters

Peniel Joseph: Opinion: Finding the Real Unrest in Ferguson Newsweek

Robin D. G. Kelley: Resisting the War Against the Black and Brown Underclass: Why We Won’t Wait Counterpunch.org

Chase Madar: Why It’s Impossible to Indict a Cop The Nation

John McWhorter: Daniel Pantaleo’s ‘Apology’ to Eric Garner’s Family Was Just Plain Sorry TheRoot.com

Lauren Moraski: Celebrities react to Eric Garner verdict CBS News

Justin Moyer, Abby Ohlheiser and Elahe Izadi: Protests in support of Eric Garner erupt in New York and elsewhere Washington Post

Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M.: The Impact and Lasting Legacy of Ferguson, Missouri and Michael Brown Huffington Post

Charles J. Ogletree Jr. and David J. Harris: More than 'enough is enough' Boston Globe

Mel Robbins: Eric Garner deserves justice CNN

Jennifer Rubin: Ferguson: What about the pols and the media? Washington Post

Maria Carla Sanchez: The American Stories That Cannot Be Untold Huffington Post

Bob Seay: Ferguson: No Shortcuts to Justice Huffington Post

Laura Stampler: Twitter Users Confess to #CrimingWhileWhite After Eric Garner Grand Jury Decision TIME

Stephen Stromberg: What the federal government should do on Ferguson, now Washington Post

Johanna Wald: Ferguson shows America’s two systems of justice Boston Globe

Jonathan L. Walton: After Ferguson, When Will We Listen? The New York Times


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