understanding the ferguson uprising in the context of mass incarceration

August 12, 2014

Mike Brown was killed by the Ferguson, Missouri police.
This is in support of Mike Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, who said: “You took my son away from me. Do you know how hard it was for me to get him to stay in school & graduate? You know how many black men graduate? Not many. Because you bring them down to this type of level, where they feel like they don’t got nothing to live for anyway”.
via The Real News: “Glen Ford: The mainstream media’s refuses to contextualize the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri police in America’s tradition of the mass incarceration of African Americans and police brutality sparking black uprisings.”