Measuring the Legacy of Ferguson

A demonstration in the days following the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., last August. Credit Whitney Curtis for The New York Times
A demonstration in the days following the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., last August. Credit Whitney Curtis for The New York Times

The fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown by a white police officer last year in Ferguson, Mo., set off protests across the country and sparked a nationwide conversation about race.

New York Times readers were asked to reflect on Ferguson and its legacy — how the events affected the way they think about race, and whether they felt an impact in their communities. These responses have been condensed and edited.

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Source: The New York Times |