Orbiting Dicta

Endurance in the face of injustice

The news over the last few days has been crowded with reports of the protests and disturbances in Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere following the verdict of the grand jury in the Michael Brown case.  My inboxes have been stuffed with requests for petitions as well as protests and expressions of anger directed from and at both sides in the dispute.  One thing has become very evident to me – there is much more to all this than the shooting of an 18-year-old black youth in Missouri.