Ferguson is sixty-seven per cent black, but fifty of its fifty-three police officers are white. In Comment, Jelani Cobb reflects on disenfranchisement, disillusionment, and the protests following Michael Brown’s death.
Illustration by Tom Bachtell.
What’s wrong with these numbers? I know, you signed up for AP Lit and I’m asking about current events or government or civics or something, right? But it’s all about reading and thinking. This time it’s not about “literature,” that just means I think you should be well-rounded in what you read and consider.