It’s been one year since the killing of unarmed 18 year old Mike Brown by the hands of then Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on August 9, 2014. Since Brown’s death, the state sanctioned killings of Black and Brown lives continues to make media headlines. In Ferguson, mourners stood at the site where Mike Brown was gunned down to take 4 1/2 minutes of silence. Elsewhere, people took to social media to honor the life of Mike Brown. As of 6pm PST, Twitter erupted with over 55k tweets of #FergusonTaughtMe
#FergusonTaughtMe that we still live n a system thats completely dominated by white supremacy,& every other tlk about race is a distraction
— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) August 10, 2015
#FergusonTaughtMe that comfortable silence is NOT an option anymore ..
— ? (@TinasheTheDub) August 10, 2015
#FergusonTaughtMe that the KKK isn't just a bunch of Rednecks in the hills. They are Judges, Leo's, Lawyers and COs
— Ms. K (@justagirlatl) August 10, 2015
— Black Lives Matter (@Just4Emanuel9) August 10, 2015
#FergusonTaughtMe that some cities use laws to extract wealth from low-income citizens.
— Judd! (@JuddCM) August 10, 2015
#FergusonTaughtMe that this country has been too comfortable with racism and willful indifference and apathy for too long.
— Aღanda (@GrnEyedMandy) August 9, 2015
#FergusonTaughtMe that police consider skin color to be a weapon.
— Judd! (@JuddCM) August 9, 2015
— Imperator Letha ? (@Letha_Hughes) August 9, 2015
#FergusonTaughtMe that the KKKlan traded in their hoods for a badge & a gun.
— D (@Delo_Taylor) August 9, 2015
#FergusonTaughtMe that ppl who never EVER trust the govt will trust it 100% anytime another unarmed black man is shot.
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) August 9, 2015
#FergusonTaughtMe that the burning of a CVS meant more than a black body in the street.
— #SinOnSunday (@DivaMonRoe2uHoE) August 9, 2015
#FergusonTaughtMe that people will try to justify the death of a Black person at the hands of the police, by bringing up Black crime rates.
— Κιάιrα ♡ (@BlvckConscious) August 9, 2015
#FergusonTaughtMe Regardless of what narrative you choose to believe in, an unarmed kid getting six bullets in him will never make any sense
— June 10th (@thenikhilkapur) August 9, 2015