What I’m Reading – August 14, 2014
Robin Williams dies. Mike Brown is unarmed and killed by the police, and the police handle it so poorly there aren’t words to describe it. It’s been a rough week.
– This is unacceptable: One Black Man is Killed Every 28 Hours by Police or Vigilantes (h/t @AngryBlackLady)
– “Justice should be the affirmation of our existence.” Mychal Denzel Smith being awesome: The Death of Michael Brown and the Search for Justice in Black America
– How is this possible? Teen Convicted In Steubenville Rape Case Back On Football Team
– Ah, ‘private security.’ Westlake Mall Cop Ignores Agitator, Maces African American Bystander at Israel Protest
– Pajiba.com has been a great place this week – so many posts on Robin Williams, and a great one tonight on what’s going on in Ferguson. Check them out (this one is by my favorite writer over there, @courtenlow): Why Do We Personalize Celebrity Deaths?
– I can’t yet read anything about Robin Williams without tearing up. This one is hard. Harder than I would have thought: ‘He was a hero to me’: Paul F. Tompkins on Robin Williams