Wednesday, August 20, 2014
You Don't Live Here
I can't tell you how frustrating it is to here people pontificating on the circumstances of Ferguson when they don't even live in the area. Ferguson, and the St. Louis metro area as a whole, is complicated. I have lived here twenty years and I am sure I don't have a full grasp of all the nuances, especially in terms of race and class. It is irritating to listen to pundits dissect our city like they *know* what is going on/is wrong. They don't know. There is SO MUCH misinformation swarming around the interent that is impossible to know the true story. As I have said before, Ferguson is a great community full of well-meaning folks. I am there all the time. A tragedy has occured and people want answers. We aren't going to get the answers with every one distorting the truth - especially from those who aren't from the area. I can only pray that the agitators back down so that the true work of justice can begin.