Freedom Rider: Ferguson’s Reckoning for Obama

December 3, 2014

“In the week since the grand jury announcement was made, Barack Obama has done nothing but insult the intelligence of millions of black people. His grand announcement for federal funding of police body cameras should be met with loud derision. After all of the hope placed in Obama, the end result of his presidency is nothing but a proposal that every school child knows. The constitutional lawyer in chief who commanded such love and loyalty once again comes up empty when black people are in need.”

News for the Revolution

By BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley
December 3, 2014
Black Agenda Report

Ferguson signifies the end of the age of Obama. It is a very sad end.” – Cornel West

“For Wilson to publicly say that he would kill Brown again is too much for a grieving people to bear.”

For nearly six years black Americans have supported President Barack Obama overwhelmingly, only to be treated with disdain. He has gotten away with this disrespect because of misplaced allegiance to racial solidarity and racist attacks against him. But the day of reckoning may have finally arrived via Ferguson, Missouri.

The non-indictment of Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown may well be the catalyst for a much needed change. Not only did Wilson get away with murder, but like Emmett Till’s killers sixty years ago, he brags about it to the press. A prosecutor who was clearly…

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