Guest post by Kobie Colemon.
This image will be an iconic reminder of how the people of Ferguson, MO, responded to Mike Brown’s cold blooded killing.
A few things I think I know about the police violence and Black protest in Ferguson, MO. First, when Black people are the victims of police brutality and murder, it is the murderers who are humanized and the Blacks who are dehumanized. There is a strange equivocation where the same rhetoric is used to exonerate one group of people (the police), while denigrating another (Black people).