with Janee Woods
Thank you to everyone who has visited this blog over the past few days. Thousands of people have read and shared the words on social media, prompting much needed discussion about the intersection of police brutality, structural racism and the devaluing of black life. Thank you for answering the call to action to become more engaged in fighting against racism and structural inequities.
Friends, like many of you, I am devastated by the grand jury decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown. I am writing a new essay right now that will be published on Guernica either tomorrow or on Friday that will share my thoughts on what kind of justice we can achieve together, if we can have no redress in the courts. In the meantime, here are some of the articles, photos and videos that I have found to be instructive and thought-provoking as I try to make sense of this troubling and painful situation. Please share these with people you care about. We need to keep this conversation going.