Five Things You Should Know About Race in America

40 Acres and a Cubicle

This guest post on the national environment in the wake of Michael Brown’s tragic death comes to us again from @SeeSenyour. Follow him and check this piece for ideas on how to get involved.

In the wake of the Michael Brown tragedy, my hometown of St. Louis is both literally and figuratively on fire. A gas station went down in flames on Sunday night. Concurrently a number of stores were broken into and looted as a riot broke out after hours of peaceful mourning, demonstrating, and protesting took place in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri–just 20 minutes from where I was raised in downtown St. Louis. The rioting may have garnered as much attention and national headlines as the killing at the heart of it, perhaps more. Mainstream media continues to magnify the transgressions of a few individuals, despite the fact that many more have good intentions and positive…

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