OK

If you really want to understand

Yes, there are the disturbingly repetitive and eerily similar circumstances of many cases of unarmed black people being killed by police officers. This reinforces black people’s beliefs — supportable by actual data — that blacks are treated less fairly by the police.

But I submit that this is bigger than that. The frustration we see in Ferguson is about not only the present act of perceived injustice but also the calcifying system of inequity — economic, educational, judicial — drawn largely along racial lines.

In 1951, Langston Hughes began his poem “Harlem” with a question: “What happens to a dream deferred?” Today, I must ask: What happens when one desists from dreaming, when the very exercise feels futile?

I have pretty much nothing to add, it is so glaringly obvious; no matter how much certain parts of society want to bury the facts.

The only argument that I would have is about the use of the word perceived and replace it with actual.

The worse it becomes, the more visceral the reaction.

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