Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for November 25th from 10:34 to 10:36:
As a White, Teenage Girl I Experienced a Kind of Privilege Michael Brown Could Never Imagine – Please don't tell me this isn't about race. Of course it's not just about race — it's also about socioeconomic status, it's about the unchecked abuse of power — but it is, definitely and without question, also about race. It is about deeply inherent, institutional racism. It is about a fear of young black men. It is, arguably, about just how dark Michael Brown's skin happened to be.
Ferguson: No Shortcuts to Justice – Shortcuts almost always end up creating more problems than they solve. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch took a shortcut through Ferguson. The results have been catastrophic.
What It Takes To Convict A Killer Cop – More often than not, when an officer kills a person they suspect of committing a crime, it's difficult to get that cop indicted, let alone convicted. Officer-involved killings are hard to track, and if any punishments are meted out, the information often gets "buried in police department bureaucracies," American Civil Liberties Union spokeswoman Alexandra Ringe told The Huffington Post.
On the Darren Wilson Grand Jury Decision – The grand jury's decision is yet another sign that all of America's sons' lives are not yet valued equally in the eyes of our courts. All of America's fathers, mothers and children should stay outraged and in motion for progress until we are finally what we say we are: One Nation, Under God, Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for All.
No Indictment for Darren Wilson, No Justice for Black Lives – Protesters in Ferguson should not be calm, as they have been admonished by everyone from the president on down. Michael Brown doesn’t need calm. Black boys and girls who grow up in America need their lives to be respected. They need justice.