There are certain moments in our culture and history that kind of define things for a long time to come. What happened in Ferguson is one of those.
The newspaper headline reads: "Hands Up! Don't Shoot."
Here are the words posted about this from the artist, Mary Engelbreit:
“The 11x14 print is now available on our online store. Here’s the link if you’d like to buy one: http://www.maryengelbreit.com/store/In-The-USA-Fine-Print.html
To be clear, I did this drawing as an illustration of the ugly, hard truth that racial profiling is still happening in this country. The drawing did not address the Michael Brown case specifically, nor did I claim to know any facts about what actually happened.
I decided to donate all the proceeds from the sale of this print to the Michael Brown Jr. Memorial Fund because I was so heartbroken that he was left lying in the middle of the street of 4 hours, which I think showed an astounding lack of human decency on the part of the Ferguson authorities. I want our donations to how Michael’s family that we and so many other peole think he deserved much better than being treated like that, no matter what the facts turn out to be surrounding this case.”