regardless what you think about who was innocent in this situation and whether or not you think darren wilson deserved to be indicted or not, i think this whole situation has proven that there is undeniably a racism issue in st. louis. mike brown may have been the catalyst but quite frankly, at no devaluation of his life, this issue had its roots long before his death.
people don’t get mad over nothing, people get mad at being systematically targeted and discriminated against based on the color of their skin and/or the neighborhood they live in. i live here and i see the segregation and the striking contrast between the poorer primarily black communities and the wealthier primarily white communities. also the facts and statistics show that racism really does exist within our police force.
even if what they said in the final decision statement was true, it does not erase the issue and it does not erase the validation of the anger the protestors have been feeling. do not think darren wilson walking free means that their plight has been devalued. this issue exists and we cannot just forget about it and dismiss the issue just because this decision has come to pass.
(but despite the validity of the anger i also would prefer we find more peaceful ways to solve things as i watch people try to overturn cars on my tv screen as i type this. anger is more than understandable but violence is not the answer and i hope for peace for my city tonight.)
**EDIT: apologies for the previous name mix-up, i fixed it. my brain is just all over the place tonight.