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Poor Economic Conditions Contributing to Ferguson Missouri Social Unrest

Originally Published in on 8/14/14.

Tragically, another young black male’s life has been cut short.

Michael Brown, an 18-year-old from Ferguson, Missouri, was shot by a police officer. As the circumstances surrounding Brown’s death are under investigation by local and federal officials, individuals are exploiting this tragedy by rioting and looting under the guise of justice which is appalling.

While the media is focusing on the social unrest, it would be wrong to ignore the community’s poor economic conditions as a contributing factor.

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