Protests

Black Lives Matter and Police Fatalities – The Struggle For Progress in an Imperfect World

A number of readers sought my opinion on the recent wave of police shootings and civil unrest this month. I hadn’t planned to write anything about this topic, as much of my opinion on Black Lives Matter (BLM) and the police can be found in a few articles I’ve already posted: https://justtaptheglass.com/post/104760565394/ferguson-and-race-relations-part1 https://justtaptheglass.com/post/117772177598/freddie-gray-protests I’ll highlight …

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McDonald’s vs. The Labor Movement

There’s been a lot of hubbub about the call for a $15/hr minimum wage for McDonald’s employees. The following is a look at why those workers may be disappointed.

What We Learned From Mike Brown, Eric Garner, and Ferguson (Part 2)

  In Part 1, we covered the impact of the Ferguson saga on community organizing, race relations, and police vigilance. The following are more excerpts from that conversation, with a focus on what political activists can learn from these events. My commentary follows each blocked quote. Let’s continue: