i need ferguson to go down in history books. i need school children in the year 2074 to learn about michael brown being shot on august 9th, 2014 by officer darren wilson. i need this to spark a movement. this can not lose the focus of society a mere month after it happened.
This would assume that the event had some sort of representative quality in the context of American culture, and important changes happened because of it. When I think new millennium, I don’t immediately think of cops shooting kids in the head. It’s just not something that regularly occurs or should regularly occur in the future. This was a tragic crime committed by a tragically disturbed or confused man. I don’t think his uniform or status enters into the crime itself. Of course, it could be interpreted that way, and you could say the entire framework of local law enforcement has it out for young black men, and seeks to destroy them at every opportunity. I happen to think this is a misinterpretation based on irrational, knee-jerk associations. Sorry, this post caught me in a mood.
Running Beneath the Sun
Ballpoint pen on paper.