Can’t Find the Words to Talk About Ferguson? Read These

These poetic comments and unflinching observations go straight to the heart of the way many of us feel about Michael Brown’s death and its chilling aftermath. 

From Greg Howard’s essay “America Is Not for Black People,” published at Deadspin 
From Greg Howard’s essay “America Is Not for Black People,” published at Deadspin  Scott Olson/Getty Images

On Saturday, Aug. 9, 18-year-old Michael Brown was gunned down by a Ferguson, Mo.,  police officer. The unarmed teen’s death, the refusal of the police department to release the name of his killer until Friday morning and law enforcement’s treatment of demonstrating citizens have left many observers of this week’s events shocked and speechless. Others, in articles, tweets and on camera, have found just the right words to communicate the depth of this American tragedy. Read some of them here:

1. Stacia Brown

2. Dorian Johnson

3. Mychal Denzel Smith

https://twitter.com/mychalsmith/status/499217975610966017

4. Greg Howard

5. Roxane Gay

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