Black and White: Learning Together from Ferguson

There is still no rest for Ferguson. Each new day features a fresh round of demonstrations as the city prepares for the grand-jury decision on officer Darren Wilson. In one sense, the worst fallout still may be yet to come, even three months after the shooting of Michael Brown. So though the tumult is tireless, and the world watches with bated breath, are there any solid lessons surrounding these events that we can be gleaning already?

Thabiti Anyabwile thinks so — both for African-Americans and white Americans.

In this short video, Anyabwile says that “Ferguson” has become emblematic of a longstanding friction between African-Americans and law enforcement, and marks a shift in Civil Rights leadership from a generation ago. If we’re listening, Anyabwile explains, there is a lot we can learn together.