Ferguson from Afar: How the World Sees the Protests
As the turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri, unfolds, questions about the United States’ commitment to human rights are once more headlining news coverage around the world. The uncomfortable international spotlight on such domestic problems should not be surprising. American racial inequality regularly dominated foreign news coverage during the 1950s and 1960s. U.S. policymakers were eventually forced to respond, in part to protect America’s image abroad. Read more on Foreign Affairs
I am not sure if this is a defining moment in our history, but it certainly points to the fact that we have a far way yet to go in fixing us. This means that we, as a country, must be careful with motes.