Many are writing about the larger issues behind this tragedy. This letter proposes thoughtful ways to improve the future.
It’s no surprise that sociologists, perhaps the group of researchers most dedicated to understanding issues of race and inequality, have strong feelings about the death of Michael Brown and the subsequent violence in Ferguson, Missouri. A letter just released by Sociologists for Justice has been signed by more than 500 of them (and counting), and it’s worth a read, in part because it contains some practical suggestions for how to prevent these sorts of tragedies from occurring in the future.
Full article on our statement: http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2014/08/read-a-powerful-letter-about-ferguson.html