Mike Brown

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While national news media continue to focus on race in Ferguson, Missouri, where a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, they apparently don’t think a similar case in Utah with the races reversed is that newsworthy.

According to several media outlets the shooting death of Michael brown on August 9, 2014 in Fergusson, Missouri. Mike Brown an unarmed black teenage male was shot and killed by a white Police Officer Darren Wilson causing a uproar of riots, protest and discussion of police brutality and racism in United States. This incident gained national attention on social media, it was broadcast on television and newspaper worldwide. The facts and the circumstances of Mike Brown shooting incident still under
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According to huffingtonpost in 2012 Chicago had 500 murders and nononegligent manslaughter, New York City had 419 homicides, and Detroit had 286 homicides. 77.0% of the victims in Chicago were African American, 13.8% was Hispanic, 9.2% white, and 1.0% Asian. 90% of the victims were male with and average age of 25 years old. No form of protest was done for the young innocent victims that was caught in the crossfire of those ruthless thug. Prompting the question is it ok for African American to murder African American? Or is Mike Brown and Dillon Taylor life more precious than the 500 victims in Chicago? How come the president, civil rights leaders, and the media are not bringing any attention to this ruthless act?

I don’t believe in such thing as “reverse racism”. It doesn’t matter what color, race, religion, gender, sex orientation, culture you are if you discriminated against it is racism. When we use the term “Reverse racism” to describe any situation it only shows that we still believe in black and white. We all human if a white individual gets discriminated against because he or she is white its racism not “reversed racism”

http://www.pewtrusts.org reports In Ferguson, 25% of the African American lives below the poverty line compared to the 11% of whites. The median income for African American is $32,500 compared to the $53,400 for whites. The unemployment rate is 19% for African American and 6.7% for whites. In the city where 67% of


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