Nation of Islam Latino Representative Abel Muhammad recently spent four days on the West Coast and told me he saw graffiti there calling for “Justice for Mike Brown.” He also spent a few hours in St. Louis on a layover before his flight back to his home in Chicago and shared his thoughts with me.
“It is beyond Ferguson, it is beyond just Mike Brown. It is a national epidemic, and people have had enough.” said Mr. Muhammad. “The youth are tired—Black and Brown. They will not continue to stay in this condition. They have said they would rather die than things stay like this where their lives mean nothing.”