More than one person in the streets of Ferguson has compared what is happening here to the chaotic days of the Birmingham desegregation campaign in 1963. And, like that struggle, the local authorities, long immune to public sentiment, were incapable of understanding how their actions reverberated outside the hermetic world where they held sway—how they looked to the world. That incomprehension was the biggest asset the protesters in Birmingham had. Michael Brown was left lying in the street for hours while a traumatized community stood behind police tape in frustration, grief, and shock: an immobile metaphor for everything that was wrong in Ferguson, Missouri.
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NBC is making a bold move to expand its audience’s imagination. The network has picked up a single-camera comedy that leans more toward the fantastical than perhaps anything before: It’s about what life would be life if — get ready — your boss had a vagina.
Speaking on his radio show, right-wing gabber and troll Rush Limbaugh implied that the millions of immigrants that have come to America in recent years — including the refugee children still languishing at the U.S. southern border — were part of a grand conspiracy to “wrest control” of the United States away from its white majority.