Ferguson: I don’t know what to say.

I had a book news post scheduled to go up today, but I’ve delayed it till next week.

Last night, the grand jury returned a decision saying they were refraining from indicting the police officer who killed Mike Brown.  This means there will not be a trial.

More protests are breaking out.  People are angry, heartbroken, ashamed of the system we live under.

I’ve tried to think of something to say and I have nothing.  The grief I’m seeing, not just stemming from this one decision, but woven of the fabric of American society that would allow all of this to happen — unarmed kids dying, citizens getting tear gassed, police arresting journalists and government officials, the wide chasm of injustice when it comes to the amount of melanin in a person’s skin . . . I have no words.

So I’ll just say this, to my Black brothers and sisters and siblings: I see you.  Your lives matter.  I’m listening.

I’ll continue to listen.

About the author

SL Huang (aka MathPencil)
SL Huang (aka MathPencil)

SL Huang justifies an MIT degree by using it to write eccentric mathematical superhero books. Debut novel: Zero Sum Game, a speculative fiction thriller.
 
Website: www.slhuang.com
Twitter: @sl_huang

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