‘Black lives matter’: Alumnus shares perspective on Ferguson shooting

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The Aug. 9 killing of African-American teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., sparked a wave of protests in the immediate aftermath, and the incident is emblematic of a nationwide scourge in which the lives of young black men are regarded as “disposable and without value,” Clark University Trustee Steven Roberts ’74 and his wife, Eva Louise Frazer, M.D., delivered a compelling presentation that used the events in Ferguson to urge a wider conversation on how law enforcement interacts with men of color in hostile, often deadly, ways.

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