Tag: Michael Brown

A History of (Racially Charged) Violence

By Julissa Catalan Never was nationwide attention on racially charged incidents greater than in the early 1990s, when the Rodney King beating and subsequent riots as well as the O.J. Simpson trial captivated America. People’s opinions of each case largely fell along racial lines—with Blacks protesting following the acquittal of…

Ferguson Mayor: 'Not a Racial Divide' Here

By Chris Hoenig For more than a week, tensions have boiled over with a police force decked out in full-on military armor launching tear gas at protesters—many of whom have been peaceful—and journalists, all following the deadly shooting of an unarmed Black teen by a white cop. But there is…

Luke Visconti, CEO: Diversity Management in Ferguson: What Didn't Happen, What Needs to Happen Now

By Luke Visconti There are some basic facts about Ferguson, Mo., that mirror the basic facts we find in some corporations: an almost all-white, all-male leadership and a much more diverse “constituency.” As with corporations, you can follow the numbers to understand how things truly work. Ferguson is 67 percent…

Tensions Rise as Michael Brown Investigation Is Kept Under Wraps

By Chris Hoenig Tensions are continuing to rise in Ferguson, Mo., as authorities remain tight-lipped about the investigation into the shooting death of unarmed Black teenager Michael Brown. Brown, just 18 years old, was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer during an encounter on Saturday, Aug. 9. But…