Ferguson, Missouri: From Outrage to Rebellion

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A young Black man has again been killed by the cops. Now a rebellion is growing in Ferguson, Missouri.

In 1968, weeks before his own assassination sparked rebellions across the country, Dr. King explained that “a riot is the language of the unheard.” He blamed the government that fails to address the “intolerable conditions” of racism, poverty and inequality. The 1968 report of the President’s own Kerner Commission came to the same conclusion about the social conditions that cause “riots.”

They shot 13-year old Andy Lopez in Santa Rosa, Calif. They shot Alejandro Nieto in San Francisco. They shot James Boyd in Albuquerque. They murdered Eric Garner in New York. There is a new cop killing or act of racist, anti-people brutality essentially every day in this country.

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