Yet the Ferguson movement has promised that the situation cannot go back to normal, to the way things have been. Everybody knows what racism is. The problems needn’t be explained over and over. They can’t be deflected by saying that Michael Brown took some cigars from a store, that he broke the law and therefore it was proper to kill him with six bullets, although he had no weapon. This is the kind of thinking that racism hides behind. Ferguson feels like a turning point. For so many, Brown’s death was the last straw. Black youth are fed up with being branded criminals at birth. Ferguson was the country stepping back in time, or exposing the fact that change hasn’t happened where most needed, that most of us don’t live in the age of Obama. “It’s a myth that we’re a fair society,” [Reverend Osagyefo] Sekou said. “We have to take that needle out of our arms.”All of society lives in the age of Obama, where black people (and many white liberals) have gladly put a needle into their arms and pumped an endless supply of Bull Connor, Emmett Till, To Kill a Mockingbird, A Time to Kill and Jim Crow into their veins.
President Obama's address on November 24, 2014 (delivered after grand jury returned verdict in Michael Brown/Darren Wilson case) includes this line Ismaaiyl Brinsley probably agreed with: "And so, we need to accept that this decision was the grand jury’s to make. There are Americans who agree with it, and there are Americans who are deeply disappointed, even angry. It’s an understandable reaction."
Ferguson wasn't the country stepping back in time; it was the country being forced to confront a future where the honesty of The Bell Curve is censored, the genetic reality for 'income inequality' replaced with the dishonest narrative of never-ending white supremacy holding the black population down.
Never, ever forget the President of the United States sent three officials from his administration to 67 percent black Ferguson to attend the funeral of Michael Brown (after Attorney General Eric Holder ventured to the city and said, 'I Am the Attorney General… but I'm Also a Black Man'). Three officials... [President Obama sending three White House officials to Michael Brown’s funeral: Leading the group for Monday's service will be the chairman of the My Brother's Keeper Task Force, Broderick Johnson., New York Daily News, 8-24-14]
On December 20, 2014, two non-white police officers found out what 'living in the age of Obama' (the words of New York Review of Books author Daryl Pinckney) means, when a black man shot them dead.
Perhaps the black murderer of the two white cops also saw Ferguson as "the last straw," deciding to take up Louis Farrakhan's call to black arms. [Farrakhan On Ferguson: ‘We’ll Tear This G**damn Country Up!’, Daily Caller, 11-29-14]:
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan went on a fiery tirade about Ferguson on Saturday — threatening that if the demands of protesters aren’t met, “we’ll tear this goddamn country apart!”
Farrakhan stated in his speech — given at Morgan State University, a black college located in Baltimore, Md. — that violence was justified in response to the decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson and peaceful protests are only in the interest of “white folks.”
“We going to die anyway. Let’s die for something,” the radical figure told the crowd to roaring applause.