After Michael Brown’s shooting in Ferguson, the opinion departments of Guardian US and the St Louis Post-Dispatch partnered to gather readers’ stories from around the world of being racially profiled by police. Our hope is that this sampling will help spur empathy – and then action, everywhere.
You can read all 18 stories at Comment is free. Do you have an experience to share? Tell us using the #FergusonVoices hashtag.
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Fred Sandback, born today in 1943, used linear outlines (here, made with yarn) to create sculpture.
[Fred Sandback. Untitled. 1967]
Fractals, Xavier Veilhan, 2006.
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Julian Day - Two Strong Hearts, 2014, metronomes, shelf, twine #dominikmerschgallery #julianday (at Dominik Mersch Gallery)
Death threats drive Anita Sarkeesian from her home
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100 Untitled Works in Mill Aluminum, 1982-1986
Donald Judd [ph. Tamara Weber]
A dream come true!!
Guys it’s really important during this whole ferguson protest that we as social media DO NOT back down until punishment is dealt to those racists. If we let this movement die, then the oppressors win. I’ve seen stuff like this before and the majority of people stop posting about it within a week. We can’t let that happen, this is too important. so keep reblogging and keep posting until these darn racists are punished for their awful inhumane actions.