November 30, 2014

Quick Takes: On the "Black Kid/White Cop" Ferguson Protest Hug

• All is forgiven.

• Great white father.

• Largely juvenile. (You see this a lot in photos from under-developed countries. The newswire will feature images of young people and children in candid,  innocent or otherwise touching poses. Parents or adult locals are nowhere to be seen.)

• Season’s top headwear.

• Status quo eye candy.

• Still subordinate.

Backstory here.

(photo: Johnny Nguyen/Special to the Oregonian.  caption: Sgt. Bret Barnum (left) and Devonte Hart take pause amid an otherwise hectic Ferguson rally in Portland earlier this week.)

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