† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm CST
Editors note by nancy a heitzeg
For Mike Brown, for Ferguson – In Struggle and Love…
As we approach the one year anniversary of Mike Brown’s murder and the Ferguson uprising, let us locate that in the long history of Black August, in the long history that marks that month as a site of repression and radical resistance.
It is too a time – in the words of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement – to “STUDY AND PRACTICE EDUCATION AND OUTREACH ABOUT OUR HISTORY AND THE CURRENT CONDITIONS OF OUR PEOPLE.”
Whoever you are: Read, Reflect and Resist.
2010 feature length documentary directed by dream hampton for the NY chapter of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement