Two African-Americans Debate Ferguson
Posted by Steve Markowitz on December 1, 2014
Often the narrative created by some on the Left and the mainstream media is that the debate on the Ferguson tragedy that began with the shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer is only a racial issue. This narrative insinuates that white Americans view the events through one lens, with black Americans in other. This is a false narrative. There are many white Americans who believe that Michael Brown was racially profiled and conversely African-Americans who are more focused on crime and criminal behavior within their communities.
This past Sunday CNN held a conversation with two African-Americans on its “Reliable Sources” concerning Ferguson. Presenting one side of the argument was left-leaning Elon James White of “This Week in Blackness.” On the other was right-leaning Crystal Wright of Conservative Black Chick. Irrespective of one’s position on Ferguson and race relations, the conversation between White and Wright is the type required to have a truly open discussion on the complex issue of race in America.