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November 1, 2014

Structural Racism Lit Ferguson on Fire, Not Looters

Steven Thrasher of The Guardian: “The symptoms of structural racism stain America everywhere, but its execution is particularly perverse in places like Ferguson.”

“The real perversion of justice by way of modern American racism is that black people in Ferguson – like black people in the greater St Louis metropolitan area and nationally – are marginalized economically and physically from day one. That is the real looting of Ferguson.”

“Racism, looting Missouri since crackers owned slaves, lit Ferguson on fire – not some looter with a firecracker.”

“Too often, a call for non-violence becomes a blanket excuse to do nothing and maintain the status quo. The National Guard is coming in to maintain the status quo and that is unacceptable – because black Missourians, like most African Americans, were already drowning in the status quo when Mike Brown was still alive.”

  • LetItBurn

    Wake up its not 1950 anymore, structural racism would preclude any advancement by a subjugated group.

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