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Ferguson shows us that in contemporary America, black citizenship is not comparable to that of others and life is not secure or guaranteed

Barthélémy, Fabrice and Martin, Mathieu and Piggins, Ashley (2014) Ferguson shows us that in contemporary America, black citizenship is not comparable to that of others and life is not secure or guaranteed. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (26 Nov 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Late on Friday evening, a Grand Jury in Ferguson Missouri reached a decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of a black teenager, Mike Brown, in August. Shana Redmond writes that the decision is another example of the system acting to preserve itself at the expense of black communities. In the aftermath of the decision, which has seen widespread protests, state officials and police have reacted by asserting their commitment to the protection of property, rather than engaging with the protestors or their concerns. With protests spreading to other cities, she argues that for many, the events in Ferguson have become a symbol of the daily brutality of racism in America.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author, USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2014 12:53
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2014 12:57
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/60402

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