After the Ferguson decision…Read, explore, question and share

Here are some online articles that you might find interesting concerning the recent turmoil in Missouri. Although we support much of what is expressed, the views in these articles are the authors and don’t necessarily represent the views of the Eugene Springfield NAACP. We are providing these in order to help keep everyone involved in the conversation. Please share this page with your friends and those who you wish to be informed.   Also, if you have not read The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander please consider picking up a copy.  Ms. Alexander is able to frame the issues we face in a historical context.

Why We Won’t Wait

Self-Segregation: Why It’s So Hard for Whites to Understand Ferguson

How to Deal With Friends’ Racist Reactions to Ferguson

Everyday Racism, White Liberals & the Limits of Tolerance

Talking About Racism With White Kids

This Teacher Taught His Class A Powerful Lesson About Privilege

Police lied. Mike Brown was killed 148 feet away from Darren Wilson’s SUV

This Might Be Jon Stewart’s Best Rant Ever. Because Ferguson

Radio Documentary:  The New Jim Crow

The Murder of Michael Brown

The Grand Jury did not indict officer Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson MO and this brings us great sadness because now there will be no trial, no examination of the evidence, no transparency, and no justice for his family.  We have been let down by a system we hold up as a symbol of liberty and freedom to the rest of the world.  A system that continues to exhibit the signs of imbalance when it comes to its people of color.
We stand with the Brown family as they continue to pursue civil actions in this case. With your help, and that of the  NAACP National Organization,  we may still find some measure of justice.
Please help, by signing this petition to the Department of Justice.

http://action.naacp.org/write-the-DOJ-now

VIGIL TODAY!!!!

Tuesday 11/25, at 5:00 pm TODAY!!!

Free Speech Plaza (corner of 8th and Oak St.)  

Please join members of the NAACP, as well as many other local social justice groups, at a vigil today organized by The Community Alliance of Lane County (CALC).

This vigil will be held to show our support for the family of Michael Brown.   As we approach the Thanksgiving Holiday let us not forget that without justice there is very little to be thankful for. This is a time for allies, friends, families to come together in solidarity to continue and renew the pursuit of balance and justice. 

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