Racial injustice in U.S (Pictures from Ferguson protests)

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   This picture really pierced my heart and propelled me to write about the persisting racial discrimination in the United States, an issue that has long been on my mind. Perhaps, it is a good coincidence that I can sight a very great example from the shooting and killing of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri and the violent protests that erupted after. His name was Michael Brown and he was shot six times by a white police officer even though he had his hands up.
   I wont speak much about this issue, I believe that the pictures speak louder. Ferguson is a town that has two-thirds of its population as blacks but has a police force that is 90% white. I think this does so much to potray the economic and social marginalization of black people in Ferguson and America at large. Whites get away with little punishments for the same offence that blacks serve lengthy jail terms, Whites are employed for the same job opportunities which had black applicants with higher qualifications, a black man with a prison record is considered almost unemployable but a white man with the same record is still considered, blacks often find it difficult to get justice when the offender is white… and the list goes on and on. Truth be told, the United States is far from being the ‘Free for all land’ that it claims to be. Racial discrimination and equality still thrive but many don’t want to talk about it…what we should realize is that not talking about it wouldn’t make it go away.
       Here are pictures of the black community in Ferguson protesting the murder of an unarmed black teen boy, shot by a white police officer. They are desperately seeking justice, which they are afraid might elude them.

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A protester carries a "Don't shoot" placard which was the main slogan of the protests

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Angry black protesters were on the streets even at night

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Protesters protest indiscriminate police shooting of blacks and carry a long list of people believed to be killed by the police
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Police try to disperse angry protesters in Ferguson with tear gas and grenades
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Policemen violently arresting a black protester during Ferguson protests
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This placard pretty much summarizes the truth of the whole event
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The scene where black teenage boy, Michael Brown was gunned down with six bullets by a white policeman
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Friends and relatives mourn Michael Brown at a memorial
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13 thoughts on “Racial injustice in U.S (Pictures from Ferguson protests)

    Jueseppi B. said:
    August 23, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat™.

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    Jueseppi B. said:
    August 23, 2014 at 8:09 am

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat™.

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      lotenna responded:
      August 23, 2014 at 8:13 am

      Thanks for the Reblog, Jueseppi!!

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    Dr. Rex said:
    August 23, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    …. this is still in the forefront, where it should remain. And it will …. #JusticeforMike#Ferguson#Racism#BlackLivesMatter

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    Dr. Rex said:
    August 23, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Reblog!!!! Well done ….

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      lotenna responded:
      August 23, 2014 at 8:35 pm

      Thanks, Horty!!!

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        Dr. Rex said:
        August 23, 2014 at 9:18 pm

        Welcome!!!

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    sedwith said:
    August 23, 2014 at 1:56 pm


    Just saw this then read your blog….to quote the camera phone guy ….. ‘this shit’s crazy man’. Love your posts Lotenna

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      lotenna responded:
      August 23, 2014 at 8:42 pm

      Thanks a million, Sed! Your support is one of the reasons why I keep going. Thank you.

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    Cumulonimbus said:
    September 4, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    Son of a bitch!! Are you kidding me? All this crap is on tape. Now there is no way in hell that these pigs should not be punished. Unbelievable. Six times!!! They SHOT HIM SIX TIMES!!! An unarmed man? Those two bitch cops could have easily taken him down. I am so fucking upset. I just hope they don’t burn down the city like what happened in Watts or LA. If this cop gets off then whatever happens happens. What a bunch of cowardly pond scum sucking maggots.l

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      lotenna responded:
      September 4, 2014 at 7:59 pm

      The situation is so pathetic. Obviously, this is not the first time something like this is happening in Ferguson. This one just happened to get so much media coverage because the people protested. A young boy, under 18 and unarmed, shot 6 times by an officer!!! It is so pathetic.!

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    Chaz Jimmy said:
    January 31, 2016 at 3:28 am

    You may need to update your false meme on Shanesha Taylor spent the money donated for her cause on a rap album instead of paying a fine so instead of probation she blew it an got Jail.
    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/mom-left-kids-hot-car-spent-thousands-rap-album-article-1.2014027

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