The shooting of an unarmed youth, Michael Brown, struck a spark in the hearts of minorities wanting to have equal and fair treatment when dealing with the police. The Black Lives Matter Movement came out of Ferguson, Missouri but it spread across the nation on November 24 with the news that Darren Wilson would not be indicted for his actions.
The case is confusing and too convoluted to get into here. However, the root of the case has nothing to do with either one of these people. It goes back to a trend of excessive police force in black and brown communities in order to “protect” whites. It is about police engagement and how much authority police are given in situations of arrest. Darren Wilson and Michael Brown are opposing symbols. And the nation witnesses this.