Hands Up Walk Out: Until Justice Rolls Down Like Waters
"Ferguson Is Everywhere," read many of the signs at nationwide protests this holiday weekend proving that, regardless of the fate of the banal, pudgy, newly resigned Darren Wilson, rage continues to flow over the death of Mike Brown and too many others. Protesters closed down the BART in San Francisco, a mall and tree-lighting in Seattle, a freeway in D.C. and a mall in St. Louis with a mass die-in, as well as disrupting Black Fridays in a host of cities through social media and hashtags like #NotOneDime, #Blacklivesmatter and #Stlblackfriday. In a powerful gesture, the Rams also joined in at their Sunday game. Next up: Monday's "Hands Up Walk Out" call at campuses across the country, to be held at 1:01, the time Brown was shot down. Many of those seeking justice in the wake of his death vow not to give up, thus echoing Martin Luther King decades ago as he mourned four little girls killed in a church bombing: "We must be concerned not merely about who murdered them, but about the system, the way of life, the philosophy which produced the murderers."