The racist revictimization of Michael Brown

 

From the "Justice For Michael Brown" Facebook Page
From the “Justice For Michael Brown” Facebook Page

 

The death of unarmed teen Michael Brown and Ferguson, Missouri, transfixed the entire nation. The subsequent protests, which some have called riots, divided many people along racial lines. For some, these lines expose deep-rooted racial fears and animosity. Outright lies have been told about Michael Brown, his life, his actions and character. Even law enforcement, which should have a transparent investigation in Ferguson was complicit in painting a negative of Brown.

Let’s take a look at some of the things that have been said about Brown by mainstream media and other agents of disinformation.

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.





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