by Kristen DeLap

If the situation in Ferguson, MO doesn't have you upset, or at least thinking about things, you probably don't know enough about it. Fix that here.

This article from Times talks about how "Ferguson is not just about systemic racism — it's about class warfare and how America's poor are held back."

And this piece from Politico addresses the situation in Ferguson specifically, addressing how the police are handling the First Amendment: 
  "Each of these tactics is an unconstitutional restriction on the rights of speech and assembly in its own right. But this constantly changing whirlwind of restrictions further deepens the constitutional sinkhole Ferguson has become. When residents are bewildered as to when, where, and how they can gather and speak without risking arrest, that uncertainty itself casts a shadow of intimidation and self-censorship across the right of free speech. And of course, that uncertainty is often happening at the business end of a high-powered rifle."

If you are progressive white person who doesn't know what to do about it, take a look at this article. And try to remember the ideals on which this country was founded. We still have a long way to go.