“Still Dreaming of Racial Justice in St Louis’ Black Neighborhoods”
Hell if we are! We don’t have time to dream! We are at war! And the guy in the video speaks truth throughout the entire video. We are not stupid. We are just Black in a country we were dragged to by racists who are just like their ancestors. How fucked up is that? Watch the video and you’ll get a clue!
Black Lives: Struggle, Still Dreaming of Racial Justice in St Louis’ Black Neighborhoods
This RT documentary provides a brief glimpse into the lives of Ferguson residents since the murder of Michael Brown in 2015. It highlights the extreme poverty, homelessness, absence of services or jobs (in contrast to white St Louis) and the staggering number of abandoned homes. Reportedly St Louis has the highest proportion of abandoned homes of any US city.
The documentary also highlights a half dozen activists who are organizing to improve conditions in the African American community. Some have begun arming themselves in self-defense. In addition to harassment and arbitrary shootings by St Louis cops, a growing number of African American men (activists especially) are being targeted by the KKK and other white supremacist groups. Few of these homicides are investigated or prosecuted by police, resulting in a mounting number of unsolved…
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