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Oaktown and Ferguson – are they similar?

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August 26, 2014

By Sergio Martinez– I have been reflecting on the situation in Ferguson, Missouri regarding the shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager. It is difficult not to. I see it in the morning and evening news, hear people talking about it in public and it is all over my social media sites. The social unrest in response to the shooting has many social activists on social media calling the situation as a “revolution” or a “rebellion”. I set out to talk to neighbors of my Fruitvale community to hear their perspective.


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