“History simmers beneath the surface in more communities than just Ferguson.” -- New RepublicLesley McSpadden (Michael Brown's mother)
“We couldn’t even see him. They wouldn’t even let us go see him. They just left him out there, four and a half hours, with no answers. Wouldn’t nobody tell us nothing.” -- N.Y. TimesTyona Fields
“I’m praying to God we can get these kids in school because kids have been out too long,” said Tyona Fields, one of the cafeteria workers at Griffith Elementary School. School is scheduled to start next Monday. -- N.Y. TimesRahm Emanuel
“The narrative is: We’re the murder capital. Not close." -- Politico
"It’s a sad thing. It’s like you’re looking for John Coltrane and you get Kenny G..." --- SalonStephen Mihm
When we see broad areas of inequality in America today, what we are actually seeing is the lingering stain of slavery... Today, in the 21st century, it still casts an economic shadow over both blacks and whites: “Slavery.” -- Boston Globe "Where Slavery Thrived, Inequality Rules Today"