Without committed activists, like Dr. Cornel West, many of the issues surrounding the minority community would continue to go unnoticed.
We have to commend this man for continuously standing strong in the fight for justice within the Black community. Many “activists” who were in Ferguson in August have since moved on to more “current” issues. However, Dr. West continues to fight for justice for Ferguson, and justice for the many Mike Brown’s the black community has seen.
Author and activist Cornel West was arrested while demonstrating in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday.
West was in Ferguson as part of the “Ferguson October” rally, which has been attended by over 1,000 protesters.
Journalists in Ferguson tweeted photos of the incident Monday afternoon.
West had joined peaceful demonstrations at St. Louis University on Sunday night. Hours earlier, during a large mass protest service, West said that he came to get arrested.
“It’s a beautiful thing to see people on fire for justice, but I didn’t come here to give a speech,” West said during a discussion on Sunday night. “I came here to go to jail.”
Well mission completed! Thank you Cornel West for your loyalty and dedication to the issues that too often get ignored.