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Monday, December 1, 2014

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Links about #Ferguson:

1. Officer Darren Wilson's story is unbelievable. Literally. (posted November 25) "It reads less like something a human would do and more like a moment meant to connect Brown to the robbery."

2. Worth More Than 1000 Words, Worth Less Than Zero (posted November 25) "This is the system that this morning I am being told I have to 'trust' and 'put my faith in'. The one that was never meant to protect anyone who looks like me."

3. Justifying Homicide: Why Darren Wilson was never going to be indicted for killing Michael Brown. (posted November 25) "The judicial system as we’ve constructed it just isn’t equipped—or even willing—to hold officers accountable for shootings and other offenses."

4. Video provides evidence of our racial divide (posted October 4) "No, he is reacting to a primal fear of what Jones is, to outsized expectations of what Jones might do, to terrors buried so deep in his breast, he probably doesn’t even know they’re there."

5. The lie of ‘the Black Problem’ is not just immoral, it’s illogical (posted November 25) "The argument that the presence of an unarmed black man prompted a lethal response out of existential fear would not be possible as a defense against the accusation of racial prejudice in a sane world, because it would be rightly understood as a confirmation of such prejudice — as a confession of it."

6. Until Lynching Became Personal (posted November 25) "They have treated the wound of my people carelessly, saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ when there is no peace. They acted shamefully, they committed abomination; yet they were not ashamed, they did not know how to blush (Jere6:14-15, NRSV)."

7. Darren Wilson Pretty Sure Mike Brown Had Mutant Supervillain Powers (posted November 25)

8. On Ferguson, riots and human limits (posted November 26) "And that's how sick, that's how predictable and sick this white supremacy Groundhog's Day is that we live in. You can literally word-for-word have the exact same conversation year after year and just switch out the name of the black child we lost."

9. Why Ferguson touched a raw, national nerve (posted November 29) "'That's always been one of the painful realities on the black community, is the perception of black men,' Whitaker said. 'We're regularly portrayed as being these gigantic, threatening, dangerous, oversexed individuals.'"

Plus some others:

1. 13 Amazing Food and Life Hacks You Need to Know Right Now (posted November 17) "How to determine if an egg is fresh: do you remember buying the eggs? If you don’t, they probably aren’t fresh."

2. Advent/Darkness (posted November 28) "We’ve been tricked by chocolate-filled Advent calendars and blissful Christmas pageants that gloss over the very real evil that makes the Messiah’s coming so very necessary, so very loving, and so very heroic."

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