This Sunday, host Melissa Harris-Perry will continue the discussion about events in Ferguson, Missouri.With Michael Brown’s funeral just two days away, she and her guests will discuss how the narratives that emerge and define shooting victims affect our sense of justice and empathy. Read this piece by Colorlines.com’s Jamilah King about the dangers of trying to find the “perfect victim.”
Harris-Perry will speak with Missouri state senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal about the relationship between Ferguson police and minority residents going forward.
MHP will also dive into the story of another St. Louis area police shooting of a young African American man, Kaijeme Powell. She’ll explain the details of the case and why it hasn’t gotten the attention that Michael Brown’s killing has. In the meantime, read in on,
- The events that lead to Powell’s death
- The similarities and differences between this and the Michael Brown shooting.
- Why some say police accounts don’t line up with the evidence in this case
Also on Sunday’s show, tear gas is banned for use in international warfare, so why was it used by police on American citizens? Harris-Perry will talk with This Week in Blackness CEO and A Black Show host Elon James White about what it was like when he and his group was tear-gassed during the protests in Ferguson, live on the air.
All that, plus the latest on ISIS in Iraq and Syria, the tragic fate of some of the Central American children deported by the U.S. , and the complicated question of how to “build trust” between minority communities and police forces.