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.
#MikeBrown and #Ferguson, Special Issue of ProudFlesh
from nancy a heitzeg
“You’re gonna write your story, and you’re gonna leave town, and nothing is going to change. One day, one month, one year from now, after you leave, it’s still going to be f–ked up in Ferguson.”
~Edward Crawford, August 2014
Three years ago today, Mike Brown was gunned down in the streets of Ferguson by Officer Darren Wilson. You know the rest of the story, the anguish and aftermath both short-term and long, both locally and nationally.
On this occasion, we would invite you to revisit the writings and art of that time.ProudFlesh: New Afrikan Journal of Culture, Politics, and Consciousness recently published a Special Issue on Mike Brown and Ferguson. Guest Editors for this Special Edition are myself and Rose M. Brewer, Ph.D. Professor of African American & African Studies, University of Minnesota.Much gratitude to her and the many contributors.
ProudFlesh: New Afrikan Journal of Culture, Politics and Consciousness is a peer-reviewed journal, a terrain for promoting exchange, thinking, for igniting the common impulse to create, to perform, to interrogate in spite of the odds fueled by repression and rootlessness.
This Special On-line Issue is modeled after the Special Issue Dedicated to Trayvon Martin, offers a collection of critical responses to Ferguson in the first six months of the struggle. It begins with the death of Mike Brown and closes with the Department of Justice Report on Ferguson,
Of course this is just the beginning, but one year on, it is important to look back top see what has been won/lost, which directions the movement has taken now, which voices have been lifted and those from whom we need to hear more.
Hope you read it — the issue is available for free and forever. You will just be asked to create an account and login to fully access all articles.
.Rest in Power Mike Brown..For the Struggle..