@ShaunKing tells a story of Missouri culture & politics, and why there may be no justice in #ferguson for #mikebrown or any black person.
Apparently, if you’re looking for real investigative journalism coming out of Ferguson, Missouri—and not the watered-down, false-equivalence, all-sides-are-equal-even-when-they’re-inherently-unequal, black-equals-guilty, white-equals-benefit-of-the-doubt bullshit that we’re being fed—you need to completely bypass most of the mainstream media and go to particular sources on Twitter.
There’s this one civil rights activist and scholar named @ShaunKing who is using all of his formidable academic, historical, political, and investigative prowess to bring forth powerful and frightening revelations about how deeply corrupt and racist the Ferguson government and criminal justice system is and why Michael Brown’s death isn’t an anomaly, but evidence that the racist machine that is America is fully operational.
Most of this history of corruption and inhumanity is, of course, being ignored by the press. And the reason for that is that White Supremacy is, as Junot Díaz pointed out, the great silence of our time, the thing that American institutions in particular dare not speak its name. So because they are more interested in protecting the sanctity of Whiteness, most journalistic organizations are not doing their jobs—or maybe they ARE doing their jobs, which is why so much of what’s being reported is being reported in the interest of dragging Michael Brown’s name through the mud.
White supremacists of a feather teabag together.
In any event, get into the not-shocking and so commonplace corruption that Shaun has uncovered and do yourself a favor and follow his Twitter timeline.
i picture superwhovengerslock or whatever like just one of those fruit salads at a potluck that’s made from five different kinds of melons and maybe some grapes and everything has the same texture and is awful