This week, however, I am a bit distracted by the horrible news coming out of Ferguson, Missouri and in spite of the sickness I feel in the pit of my stomach over the actions of those in law enforcement, I feel fortunate to live in a time where are there are forms of media that allow the public to see firsthand accounts of those in the middle of such events. We have the ability to look beyond press releases and the sometimes misleading accounts of those in authority and push action and accountability if we so choose.
So for my #LeadershipDay2014 post, I will share some of the stories, headlines, and perspectives that have caught my attention from the unfortunate events in Ferguson. It is important that ALL of our students know how to access and navigate the endless streams of news at their fingertips so that they can see all sides of a particular issue and build accurate representations of the truth.
"(Mike Brown's death) must remind us that we are nowhere near being the country we need to be for our citizens of color — and, therefore, for all of us." Chris Lehmann
Powerful picture we took today at Howard University #Ferguson #MikeBrown #MyaWhite #DONTSHOOT pic.twitter.com/ttdVg33n5w
— Megan Sims (@The_Blackness48) August 14, 2014
- What Do We Teach When Kids Are Dying? #MichaelBrown - By Chris Lehmann
- In Ferguson, Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery gives account of his arrest - By Wesley Lowery
- (Graphic Image Warning) This Person Live-Tweeted Michael Brown's Killing - By Brian Ries
- Friday Night Tweets About #Ferguson #MichaelBrown - By Larry Ferlazzo
- How we'd cover Ferguson if it happened in another country - By Max Fisher
- Ferguson Was A Ticking Time Bomb. This Man Defused It. - By Cavan Sieczkowski
- A Youth, an Officer and 2 Paths to a Fatal Encounter - By Julie Bosman, John Schwartz, Serge Kovaleski