We need to talk about Ferguson. I know there is a lot to talk about - the investigation, charges against the officer, the police response.
I want to talk about one thing in particular.
Yesterday, the Pew Research Center released the results of a nationwide survey on the events in Ferguson. The major finding:
80% of black Americans think this case raises important issues about race.
37% of white Americans feel the same.
What that says to me is that many MANY white people believe we have a fundamentally better understanding of what it is like to be black in America then black Americans.
As you recall, I feel pretty strongly on issues of race it is important to call things as I see them so let me be clear.
That is racist. That comes from a position of privilege. That is a problem. Read More