Baldwin: “A Report from Occupied Territory”
“Negroes have always held, the lowest jobs, the most menial jobs, which are now being destroyed by automation. No remote provision has yet been made to absorb this labor surplus. Furthermore, the Negro's education, North and South, remains, almost totally, a segregated education. And, the police treat the Negro like a dog”
This quote sums up the mistreatment of African Americans in America’s society. It shows that we as a society have come a long way, but Ferguson reminds us that we still have much work to do.