Lisa Bonner looks at the troubling racial history of one of America's largest cities

 

Where is Ferguson?” As a native St. Louisian, I've been asked that question many times this week as the world watches White cops unleash tear gas and rubber bullets on Black  citizens, marching toward the unarmed crowd in full riot gear for the fourth night in a row.  This is the aftermath of the shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed Black  teen, in a city where disenfranchised Blacks have had enough of the institutional racism that permeates one of the country's largest metropolitan areas.

 

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