Because of the persistence of racism and a relaxation of the fight against it, we are moving backwards. Ferguson is just the latest illustration.
Bob Hebert is a wise and insightful voice in America.
" Black people all across America, not just in Ferguson, are angry about the killing of Michael Brown. And they remain angry over the killing of Trayvon Martin. And many are seething over the fatal chokehold clamped on the throat of Eric Garner by a cop on Staten Island in New York—a cop who refused to relent even as Garner gasped, “I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe.”