David Ragland

David Ragland, writing for PeaceVoice, is a visiting Assistant Professor of education at Bucknell University, board member for the Peace and Justice Association and United Nations representative for the International Peace Research Association.

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Friday, November 21, 2014
Wrong Priorities in Ferguson and Beyond: We Must Invest in Communities, Not Violence
In the lead-up to the grand jury outcome in the Michael Brown murder the St. Louis and Ferguson-area police have ramped up their preparation with stockpiles of more weapons and rhetoric that contributes to the public frenzy. While I understand the need for security, does the narrow-minded focus on...
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Friday, November 14, 2014
Ferguson and the Self-Fulfilling Prophesy of Violence
It’s been 100 days since Darren Wilson killed unarmed young African American Michael Brown and the world is watching and waiting to hear the forgone conclusion of white officer Wilson’s non-indictment. Many expect a violent reaction from an angry community when there is no indictment. There is...
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Thursday, August 14, 2014
Michael Brown and America’s Structural Violence Epidemic
I flew into St. Louis on Saturday, August 9, to celebrate the birthdays of my mother and nephew and immediately learned about Mike Brown, a soon-to-be college student who was fatally shot by Ferguson police. As my community and I struggle to make sense of this recent murder, I cannot help but think...
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