ferrell foster & kathryn freeman
Racism undermines justice and unity
by Ferrell Foster & Kathryn Freeman on September 9, 2014 in culture
"But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream." (Amos 5:24)
A young man has been killed in Missouri. Michael Brown, an unarmed African American man, died from six gunshots fired by a white police officer. Race should not be an issue, but far too many African American men have died under similar circumstances. Black men simply face a different social calculus when it comes to interactions with the justice system in America.
The frequency of such incidents has led some African Americans to have an inherent mistrust of the justice system because it has not consistently protected the rights of...