It's Not New, It's Just New to You
By Jan Wilberg on August 23, 2014
Is that overmuch? I don't want to be one of those bloggers who use a wee shred of experience to show solidarity with what happened in Ferguson. Or maybe I do.
I know that everything in this American life has an element of disproportionality to it, that some people are more equal than others, and that people get treated differently in the most mundane situations and the most consequential. I know a white person will go to prison for a couple of years for an offense that will send a Black man to prison for decades. The disproportionality is real and it's everywhere. We are reminded by the tragedy of Michael Brown but it's just a reminder.
What lies under the rock is grotesque. Every time we look.
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