ASU professor on American justice for black men

By

Marshall Terrill

Matthew C. Whitaker, ASU Foundation Professor of history and founding director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, wrote an op-ed for CNN.com in the wake of the Ferguson, Missouri, shooting.

Whitaker states in the op-ed that American justice is different for black men, who are often seen as violent and threatening. He writes that the incident has familiar, troubling echoes, and hopes that more unrest will not follow as details of Michael Brown's death emerge.