Same As It Ever Was: Ferguson, Two Years Later

  • Lauren Arend Saint Louis University
Keywords: Social Justice, Black Lives Matter, Social Movements, Race, Racism,


In this essay, I take a look at Ferguson two years after the death of Mike Brown and question what if anything has changed? I challenge educators to resists the temptation to reduce the complexity of the social fabric to an individual or to a specific town. It is our responsibility to guide our students to understand that racialized oppression is everywhere, and that to study Ferguson is to study any town, every town.

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