Who is M. Brown
“truth is, we are all one bullet away from being a hashtag” *
(Professor Robin M. Boylorn cited in Miram Zoila Pérez’ article “Black Feminists Respond to Ferguson”)
There has been very little Ferguson on this blog, as it is hard for me to feel more remourse simply because one particular crime has caught the public eye, and we once are again enacting ritual public outrage. This time the outrage has held on long enough to foster a small wave of insightful articles by those who feel tangentially affected by the neuralgic point of the moment.
My deepest shame and regrets go out to those who loved Mr. Brown, and to all of the innumerable others who love …
Babewyn mean while, will return to his pots and pans, my tongue ever wagging. Below are two articles by Miriam Zoila Pérez, and Julianne Hing in colorlines.com giving a glimpse of what kind of solidarity between us all could be possible, and i leave the question in the room as i go:
“Who is not Michael Brown?”
Here, the articles suggested above …
* Miriam Zoila Pérez: “Black Feminists Respond to Ferguson”. In: Colorlines, News for Action (NOW in racial justice). Published: 22 Aug 2014. http://colorlines.com/archives/2014/08/black_feminists_respond_to_ferguson.html (last viewed 23 Aug 2014.
· Julianne Hing: “Following Ferguson: Asian Americans Can Choose ‘Invisibility, Complicity, or Resistance’”. In: Colorlines, News for Action (NOW in racial justice). Published: 20 Aug 2014. http://colorlines.com/archives/2014/08/following_ferguson_where_do_asian_americans_belong.html (last viewed 23 Aug 2014).