If you have been living under an American rock than perhaps you haven’t heard the news of the drama that is unfolding in Ferguson and tonight in NYC. Today it was announced that the policeman who put a man, Eric Garner, in a chokehold and strangled him to death despite him saying “I can’t breathe” would not be indicted. This is the second case within weeks of each other where a white policeman who used excessive force on a black kid would go without trial and this has lead to the bigger discussion of race. While today marks the night that the tree in Rockefeller is lit it also marks the beginning of the hopefully peaceful protests.
Racism is similar to Feminism in developed countries. We like to think we have moved on and improved but the inequality still remains.