Things I'm pretty sure we all can agree on:
1. Racism still exists. (If you think it doesn't, you'll want to watch this.)
2. The statistics in this video are appalling and clearly not an anomaly.
3. We have to find a new way forward because the status quo isn't working.
4. Melissa Harris-Perry is speaking the truth.
So what does #Ferguson want? I'll let this guy explain.
Police sensitivity training ,diversity initiatives, body cameras for police and a fucking arrest. Would be a good start #ferguson
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) August 18, 2014
It's a start of a conversation that is long overdue. So share with people. Talk with people. Listen to people who experience this kind of brutality every day. And learn about the black women who are also often ignored. If nothing productive comes out of Mike Brown's senseless death, we have failed everyone.