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View Diary: Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: How did Ferguson happen? Not overnight. (96 comments)

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  •  You seem to forget what happened during (7+ / 0-)

    and after the Occupy protests in Oakland.  Yes, there is a large black community there with a history of bad relations with the police, but there is also a large university noted for its liberalism.  Ditto for the city council.

    •  I was thinking of it (2+ / 0-)
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      It made the news, but not like Ferguson did.  My hypothesis is that this is so baked into our society that the presence of liberal institutions and voices blunts the meaning and impact of protest.  

      ...j'ai découvert que tout le malheur des hommes vient d'une seule chose, qui est de ne savoir pas demeurer en repos dans une chambre.

      by jessical on Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 06:02:48 AM PDT

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