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The police are but the tip of the sword wielded by American society itself. Something bigger than Stand Your Ground, the drug war, mass incarceration or any other policy is haunting us. And as long we cower from it, the events of this week are as certain as math. The question is not “if,” but “when.”
Ta-Nehisi Coates at The Atlantic. Reparations for Ferguson: Total police control over black bodies has echoes in American history.
Coates’s article, The Case for Reparations is brought into focus with all the recent events.
Coates end this blog post with:
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When a photo is published on the web, it falls into nimble, anonymous hands that upload and share millions of images each day. Context becomes a casualty. Its loss threatens photographers’ reputations, may endanger their subjects, and chips away at journalistic credibility. If a photojournalist’s responsibility is authenticity, her challenge is control.