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After the shooting of the unarmed man in Ferguson MO, outrage ensued and information became available. At everyone's fingertips we read about how African Americans have been shot and killed in justifiable homicide. The outrage grew immediately. Some even took to the streets in protest because of the outrage.
Digging into the aggregate though may have prevented the protesters and looting. Digging into the aggregate may have served as a wake up call to the protesters.
When you peel away the layers you can see the some of the underlying issues for the numbers.

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shannalat commented on Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 at 11:14 AM

When you say institutionalized Racism I have to ask for a definition of that? Because we are not living in a nation that is employing something like apartheid. We are living in a nation in which it seems racism is quickly identified and dealt with even when it is completed with subterfuge.

PoliticsNation commented on Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 at 14:26 PM

There's more than one side to this story- the side of right will never be told in the blaze-a right wing media outlet.

The first thing I noticed about the article-no names of witness and the information came from the Ferguson Police force.

shannalat commented on Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 at 14:45 PM

This is a tough situation. No matter what the truth is no one wants it.
One case you have a racist police officer who snaps and shots someone because of the color of their skin. The other case you have a defiant 18 year old who was defiant until his death.
Either way there is something really wrong with it. The truth of the situation probably lies in between and then you have underlying issues and volatile situations making them erupt in violence.
How do you fix this? I don't think you can. The unarmed man is dead and the officer who shot him has to live with the fact that he did that.
Can you prevent this from happening again? Yes, but not without a lot of work. The police officers and citizens have to work together. They have to be seen as citizens of the community they patrol and not outsiders. There are some steps that can be taken. One thought is this.. police officers should live in the city they patrol.

shannalat commented on Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 10:53 AM

No need for tutoring. Also no need for anecdotal examples of racism.

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