Eric Garner’s Death: I know I can’t be silent

I am angry. I am mortified. I am distraught. The miscarriage of justice in the death of Eric Garner puts another spotlight on what our nation says to Black men today in 2014: Your life is not valued. 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation. 50 years after the Civil Rights Act. 6 years after the election of Barack Obama. And where have we gotten?

Resources for Ferguson: Racism Today is the Ultimate Evil in Our World

In light of the tragic loss of Michael Brown and the continued tension in Ferugson, Missouri, we wanted to offer a few resources from Catholic and social justice contexts that relate to the issues of racism and violence that our country is struggling to make sense of right now.