Lessons from FergusonSeptember 26, 2014 at 1:02 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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September 26, 2014
WGBH News’ Morning Edition host Bob Seay spoke with Peniel Joseph, professor of history at Tufts University and author of Stokely: A Life, about the continuing lessons from Ferguson, MO about race, civil rights in the aftermath of the killing of an unarmed black youth.
“What you saw in Ferguson in the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting was a really militarized police response, where the police were looking at the residents of Ferguson as local enemy combatants instead of citizens who you’re trying to proactively solve situations with,” observed Joseph.
The full conversation from WGBH News:
For more on events in Ferguson, watch America After Ferguson on your local PBS station, September 26, 2014 at 8:00pm (EDT). Follow the conversation on Twitter: @BasicBlackNow or #AfterFergusonPBS.