I’ll start with this: “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” –Desmond Tutu.
After hearing the Darren Wilson verdict last night, one I fully expected, I proceeded to spend a few frustrating hours on social media in order to observe the aftermath and to vocalize my own support for Michael Brown. Now, with a night of reflection, I’ve gathered a number of thoughts that I feel compelled to share, lest I explode all over my computer screen and drop half my friends for their depressingly illogical arguments.
Nov. 24, 2014 is an important day in American history. Last night, our nation awaited a verdict whose implications will be studied in classrooms for years to come, assuming the State does not completely infiltrate and derail the systems of education by then. Given its prominence, at the very least, you should care about the outcome of the State of Missouri vs. Darren Wilson. However, more than that, I submit that you should be angry at the verdict, and more importantly, cognizant of its many implications. To that end, here are just three takeaways: