On Ferguson and Racism in America

November 26, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Eric Draitser of StopImperialism.org appears on RT to provide his analysis of the ongoing protests in Ferguson, Missouri in the wake of the grand jury’s refusal to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown. Draitser explains that the protests are a manifestation of a powerful undercurrent of rage and dissatisfaction, especially in the Black community where unemployment, mass incarceration, police violence, access to education and health care, and many other vital issues are almost entirely ignored. He notes that these problems have only been exacerbated by President Obama. Draitser also argues that the protests around the country demonstrate before the world that the image of America as the beacon of freedom, justice, and democracy propagated by the corporate media is pure fantasy.

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