“The bonus of being white in Ferguson…”

The bonus of being white in Ferguson meant nigh-immunity from plunder. The bane of being black in Ferguson meant nigh-inevitable subjugation under plunder. Plunder is neither abstract nor theoretical. Plunder injures, maims, and destroys. Indeed the very same people who were calling on protestors to remain nonviolent were, every hour, partner to brutality committed under the color of law.

Ta-Nehisi Coates on the Justice Department’s investigation in Ferguson.

Author: David Swanson

Pastor of New Community Covenant Church in Bronzeville. Collecting signs of life.

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