racism

What's Going On? Caitlin Clark's powerful poem about Ferguson

One month ago, Michael Brown was shot dead in Ferguson, Missouri. That an unarmed black teenager was killed by a police officer charged to keep the peace is a tragedy. That tanks and tear gas were used to quell protests against the shooting in the democratic United States of America is a travesty.

Listening to radio and TV reports, I felt as though I was living through the civil rights movement of the 60's. The incident, and subsequent suppression of citizens' and journalists' rights, were dismaying. Then I heard Caitlin Clark recite her powerful poem about the crisis. It moved me to tears over breakfast.

Listen to Caitlin Clark recite her poem to Marvin Gaye's civil rights anthem, What's Going On

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