Emmett Till

Change through peace [Editorial]

The violent and destructive protests that rocked Ferguson, Mo. Tuesday after a grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer for killing an unarmed black 18-year-old weren't unexpected, but those looking to change the system could achieve more if they looked to the past to guide their actions today. In a statement from Working Families, which on its website defines itself as "a growing progressive political organization that fights for an economy that works for all of us, and a democracy in which every voice matters," national director Dan Cantor and executive director Valerie Ervin wrote, "Fifty-nine years ago, a 14 year old Black boy, Emmett Till was beaten,...