While Time magazine chose Ebola fighters as the 2014 "Person of the Year," the runners-up include the Ferguson protesters whose "refusal to let a life be forgotten turned a local shooting into a national movement."
The social statistics produced by the Afrikaner Apartheid regime in South Africa are not so different from those produced by ordinary everyday legal and social practices in today’s United States.
"These [Ferguson] protests have spread to what Americans hold most sacred: football," the "Colbert Report" host said Monday.
In response to recent events in Ferguson, Mo., President Obama has decided that rather than stop arming cops with billions of dollars' worth of military equipment, we just need to train them to use the supplies better.
The unrest inspired by the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and a grand jury's decision not to indict former Officer Darren Wilson in his death have nothing to do with race. Or so Fox News would have you believe.
A photo of a white cop hugging a black boy holding up a "Free Hugs" sign in Portland, Ore., has gone viral. But its popularity may say more about what we don't want to see than what we do.
The recent ruling by a St. Louis grand jury on Michael Brown's shooting sheds light on just how difficult it is to indict a cop; the apocalypse may have something to do with indifference toward climate change; meanwhile, a teacher uses a scrap of paper to teach his students a valuable lesson about inequality and privilege. These discoveries and more after the jump.
Mandatory body cameras for police officers may not fix everything, but it's a step in the right direction.