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Rage in Missouri over grand jury decision
Rage in Missouri over grand jury decision

To the editor: The U.S. Supreme Court's much-reviled decision in the matter of Dred Scott (1857) remains the stark reality in America in 2014: Black persons have no rights that a white police officer is required to respect, including the right to life. ("Violence erupts after grand jury fails to indict Ferguson officer," Nov. 25) To those bemoaning the widespread demonstrations against this obscene outcome of the grand jury circus in Ferguson, Mo., I am reminded of James Baldwin's observation so many years ago: "To be black and conscious in America is to be in a constant state of rage." Mark Brodin, Newton, Mass. .. To the editor: Whether to find...

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