Michael Brown was a ‘sacrificial lamb’
9/6/2019, 6 a.m.
Re Column “Recovering from Ferguson” and Letter to the Editor “Media responsible for racial tensions,” Free Press Aug. 29-31 edition:
From a historical perspective, it appears that Michael Brown wasn’t just a random citizen killed by police in Ferguson, Mo.
Michael Brown, 18, was the sacrificial lamb that opened the eyes of black America to the fact that even though they received their legal rights as citizens in 1964, two and a half generations ago, they still were not considered as whole people in white American culture.
Look at all of the incidents of the last five years, like Black Lives Matter, that have sparked an outpouring of support from the white community and a general awakening of black America that they are no longer going to accept someone else thinking they are in second place.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his life to attain legal acceptance for black America.
Michael Brown gave his life to gain cultural acceptance for black America.
ERIC W. JOHNSON