Tuesday, August 19, 2014

More on #Ferguson

If you aren't reading Jesse Williams tumblr, I feel bad for you.

Pictures from 8/18

The last picture made my blood run cold. Here is a vine of it.

& from over the weekend

Perspective indeed

THE fuck?!

Yes. & This is still a community People will still live, work, etc here after the cameras stop rolling.

Please do not fall prey to the media’s game. Anger at the actions of the police in Ferguson is totally justified, but in the midst of that we cannot allow the people who are living with the situation every day to be dehumanized. Despite all this tragedy and chaos going on around them, they’re still a community and in many ways they’re pulling through all of it together. They want peace. Anyone looting or burning things down is a very small portion of the community. The whole story is so much bigger.

A story doesn’t need tear gas to be interesting. We need to hear every side of this story, not just the horrific parts.


(photo credit: http://jessehimself.tumblr.com/post/95168502748/codyjohnston-90-year-old-holocaust-survivor)

90-year-old Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein arrested for peacefully protesting today in Ferguson.

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