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November 2014

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Beyond the decision

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

KTVT/CBS 11 interviewed Jason Shelton, UT Arlington associate professor of sociology, about the rioting and protesting that followed the decision by a grand jury not to indict a white police officer in Missouri who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager. “You sort of have a situation with Ferguson where a decision is made and people lash out, not just because of this one situation, but because of the buildup of the frustration. And here is the outlet,” Shelton said. He described underlying issues that preceded Monday’s violence as poverty, poor public school systems and unemployment that has lasted for decades, particularly among African-American people. 

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