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America still has a long way to go
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There is no longer any doubt that America still has a long way to go before it can say that it has grown beyond the prejudices and fear and tragic cycle of action and reaction when it comes to relations between blacks and whites. I am, as you can guess, reacting to what has happened in Ferguson, Mo., the city of about 21,000 that is part of the greater St. Louis metropolitan area. We know what the national media has told us: on Aug. 9 Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black man was fatally shot by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, 28, who is white.