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Ferguson and our black-white divide
Ferguson and our black-white divide

There are times – and this is one of them – when I fear this country is incapable of thinking and talking its way through a transition from a racially fractured past and present to a more accepting, tolerant and united future. And that's because a large portion of the dominant culture – my fellow white Americans – cannot see the world through a perspective other than their own. As a white male, I won’t pretend that I know at a core level what it is like for African Americans to navigate modern America. But the reactions to the killing of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Mo., police Officer Darren Wilson, and the subsequent lack of action by a grand jury,...

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