It’s time to wake up to the myth of a ‘post-racial America’

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Black lives matter. That’s the referendum we’ve heard over and over again on Twitter in the days leading up to a grand jury verdict in Ferguson, Mo., where police officer Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager. On Monday evening, that jury gave Twitter the middle finger by dismissing the charges against Wilson, even though a recent CNN poll suggests that the public at large supports some sort of punishment for Wilson. Only 21 percent of Americans support the jury’s decision to let Wilson walk away a free man; 32 percent believe he should be found guilty of murder.

Black lives matter. That’s the referendum we’ve heard over and over again on Twitter in the days leading up to a grand jury verdict in Ferguson, Mo., where police officer Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager. On Monday evening, that jury gave Twitter the middle finger by dismissing the charges against Wilson, even though a recent CNN poll suggests that the public at large supports some sort of punishment for Wilson. Only 21 percent of Americans support the jury’s decision to let Wilson walk away a free man; 32 percent believe he should be found guilty of murder.

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It’s time to wake up to the myth of a ‘post-racial America’