[Content Note: Police brutality; racism; white supremacy; lynching.]

Here is some difficult but important recommended reading that sets what happened, and what is ongoing, in Ferguson in context, both currently and historically:

Jelani Cobb: Between the World and Ferguson

Joseph Shapiro: In Ferguson, Court Fines and Fees Fuel Anger

Adam Serwer: Eighty Years of Fergusons

Tamura Lomax: For Lucia Mcbath, Sybrina Fulton, and All Other Black Mothers Who've Considered Righteous Rage When Black Respectability Politics Ain't Enough

Natasha Chart: Want Peace? Killing Black People Needs to Be Treated as a Crime

And finally, a current report from the AP: Ferguson Shooting Protests Move to St. Louis.

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