As Laura Davis wrote on Facebook last night, “OK if you aren’t paying attention to what’s happening in Ferguson right now, you should be.” The best source: Twitter via the #ferguson hashtag.
Awareness is the most political act of all. How we see the act of seeing. – Cecilia Vicuña
Talking Ferguson, Social Media, and Parenting with PBS NewsHour and HuffPost Live by Stacia L. Brown
Ways to help Ferguson
Ferguson and Patience for the Appalled by Stacia L. Brown
Silence is Not an Option by Roxane Gay
A Brief History of Black Folks and Sidewalks by Stacia L. Brown
12 things white people can do now because Ferguson by Janee Woods
Discussing Race & Racism with Your Black Friends: Dos and Don’ts by Ashley Nicole Black
Best Words and Posts on the Aftermath of Michael Brown’s Death via The Root
The Militarization of Police via the ACLU & Know Your Rights
Black Body: Rereading James Baldwin’s “Stranger in the Village” by Teju Cole
Jesse Williams on Ferguson
John Oliver on Ferguson and Police Militarization
Power by Audre Lorde
Some Young Kings by Roger Reeves – Text here
alternate names for black boys by Danez Smith
Basic Standards Test by Danez Smith
The Gun Joke (revised on 8/13) by Jamaal May: Post by Jamaal May.
For Michael Angelo Thompson by June Jordan (scroll to pg. 170)
Roll Call for Michael Brown by Jason McCall
Trayvon, Redux by Rita Dove
Ways of Looking at a Black Bird If you’re like the Black Bird by Luis Martinez
And let’s not forget about what’s happening on the Texas border:
Texas Gov. Rick Perry says National Guard ‘tip of spear’ guarding border
Beyond the border: the US’s deadly immigration crisis, parts 1- 3
Watch: Who is Dayani Cristal?
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