It's been almost two weeks since 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson, but the reverberations from police and protestors surrounding his death continue.

Brown's death was the fourth this summer in as many weeks in which an African American man was killed by law enforcement. In a special conversation this week, Basic Black goes beyond the headlines to explore the racial, historical, and cultural underpinnings of the relationship of law enforcement to communities of color and the meaning of protest in a post-civil rights movement era.


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