by Caroline Cox
Congressman Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) argues in The Guardian that the United States needs to get weapons of war out of middle America.
Amanda Taub of Vox explains why America’s police force resembles “invading armies” and why the trend is dangerous.
The Washington Post’s Petula Dvorak reports on how the events of Ferguson, Mo. resonate with black residents of Washington, D.C.
Blair L.M. Kelley of The Root discusses the similarities between Dred Scott and the shooting of Michael Brown.
In Salon, Chauncey Devega explains how white supremacy in the United States led to the death of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.