This is an article about the failings of the “objective” official report on the Watts riots in LA in 1965. I know this is old news, but read it. This article is nearly 50 years old, and the parallels between the situation it describes and the situation this month in Ferguson are many. Racism is not defunct– in many ways, things are worse now than they were before the Civil Rights Act, and in many ways, as you can tell reading this article with modern eyes, they are unchanged.
Finally, here’s an opportunity to teaspoon: http://www.change.org/p/national-action-against-police-brutality