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They can't kill us all: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a new era in America's racial justice movement

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A deeply reported book that brings alive the quest for justice in the deaths of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and Freddie Gray, offering both unparalleled insight into the reality of police violence in America and an intimate, moving portrait of those working to end it

Conducting hundreds of interviews during the course of over one year reporting on the ground, Washington Post writer Wesley Lowery traveled from Ferguson, Missouri, to Cleveland, Ohio; Charleston, South Carolina; and Baltimore, Maryland; and then back to Ferguson to uncover life inside the most heavily policed, if otherwise neglected, corners of America today.

In an effort to grasp the magnitude of the repose to Michael Brown's death and understand the scale of the problem police violence represents, Lowery speaks to Brown's family and the families of other victims other victims' families as well as local activists. By posing the question, What does the loss of any one life mean to the rest of the nation? Lowery examines the cumulative effect of decades of racially biased policing in segregated neighborhoods with failing schools, crumbling infrastructure and too few jobs.

Studded with moments of joy, and tragedy, They Can't Kill Us All offers a historically informed look at the standoff between the police and those they are sworn to protect, showing that civil unrest is just one tool of resistance in the broader struggle for justice. As Lowery brings vividly to life, the protests against police killings are also about the black community's long history on the receiving end of perceived and actual acts of injustice and discrimination.

They Can't Kill Us All grapples with a persistent if also largely unexamined aspect of the otherwise transformative presidency of Barack Obama: the failure to deliver tangible security and opportunity to those Americans most in need of both.

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subject_facet African Americans -- Civil rights
African Americans -- Social conditions -- 21st century
Audiobooks
Black lives matter movement
Police misconduct -- United States
Police shootings -- United States
Race discrimination -- United States
Racial profiling in law enforcement -- United States
Racism -- United States
title_display They can't kill us all : Ferguson, Baltimore, and a new era in America's racial justice movement
title_full They Can't Kill Us All Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America's Racial Justice Movement
They can't kill us all : Ferguson, Baltimore, and a new era in America's racial justice movement / Wesley Lowery
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Black lives matter movement
Civil rights
History
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Police misconduct
Police shootings
Politics
Race discrimination
Racial profiling in law enforcement
Racism
Social conditions