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What I want my sons to learn about Ferguson
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When I first started to write this column, I stumbled through my own interpretation of the events of Aug. 9 when Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown Jr. I had trapped myself into doing the one thing I didn’t want to do: add to the endless speculation of what really happened that day. The simple truth is, only two human beings know what really happened -- Wilson and Brown, and Brown cannot speak for himself. Instead, I recognize that I am a nearly 50-year-old white man who -- despite having been in situations where I was in the minority -- will never know what it is like to be African-American.