(RNS) Racism is not about racists. It is about power that is directed against marginalized groups to keep them marginalized.
Articles tagged “Michael Brown”
ST. LOUIS (RNS) The Rev. C. Jessel Strong, president of the St. Louis Metropolitan Clergy Coalition, took the pulpit: “We’re here because we’re sick and tired. Why does it seem all of our children are shot by the police?”
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (RNS) The Rev. Lamkin said she didn’t really have a plan when she ventured out to Ferguson but that “the whole being shot thing was probably the best thing that could have happened.”
BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS, Mo. (RNS) Bernice King and others from the King Center in Atlanta are meeting with Missouri high school students to help them channel anger over the police shooting of Michael Brown into positive change.
ST. LOUIS (RNS) Quincy Harts, 40, of St. Louis, was outside the church wearing a T-shirt with Brown’s picture and the words: “No Justice, No Peace.”
FERGUSON, Mo. (RNS) The Nation of Islam and other groups — such as Black Lawyers for Justice — helped control the crowds and may have protected businesses from looters.
(RNS) The statement calls on African-American churches to memorialize Michael Brown and to elect politicians who “represent the preservation of life in ethnic communities.”
FERGUSON, Mo, (RNS) Speaking at a church service here, the Rev. Al Sharpton announced a future march in Washington on policing. He criticized the militarization of police, saying they act as if they are “at war with … citizens.”