good morning from a rainy il.
The Raven | Graphite on paper
Death makes angels of us all
and gives us wings
where we had shoulders
smooth as raven´s claws
- Jim Morrison
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You’ve probably seen the statistics by now. Ferguson is about two-thirds black. It’s police force is nearly 100 percent white. Less than a third of its residents are white, but whites hold five of Ferguson’s six city council seats.
When the black community in a city like Ferguson loses faith in its police force, and the police respond by crushing the community’s civil and constitutional rights, it isn’t a stretch to say that the white ruling class has created de facto apartheid. Probably temporarily, perhaps without segregationist intent. But functionally, that’s what it is. They’ve also denied the people they serve the services to which they’re entitled. Ferguson’s police department commands a third of the city’s budget and they are using those resources to provide aggressive disservice to the people who finance that budget."
Having so much fun on (and totally exhausted from) the east coast this summer! Just this week I’ve been to the beach, Boston, NYC (where I spent some notable time at the museum of modern art), Six Flags, and the Newport Folk Fest where I saw Noah Gundersen, Jenny Lewis, & Band of Horses. It’s crazy to think I’ll be back in the Midwest in just one week to finish up my bachelors!
perfect door / perfect odor / perfect rodo by nauman
from MoMA earlier today (at Museum of Modern Art (MoMA))
I know there are other places to live, but I find it hard to believe that many beat living on this Island. (at Newport, Rhode Island)