Today's Takeaways: Beyond Ferguson: America’s Struggle for Racial Equality

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Police arrest a demonstrator protesting the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 19, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Scott Olson/Getty)

1. From Father to Son: Dealing with Police While Black | 2. Ferguson: How America's Past Haunts the Nation | 3. Confronting White Privilege in a National Crisis | 4. Ferguson: The Hard Realities of Race & Justice | 5. White Sheriff Talks Race, Police With His Black Son

From Father to Son: Dealing with Police While Black

A black father instructs his son on how to best handle police harassment, and recalls the similar conversations he had with his father about 40 years ago.

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An Update From The Streets of Ferguson

St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum has seen Ferguson come together. Today he shares the sentiments of both white and black Americans in the St. Louis area.

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Ferguson: How America's Past Haunts the Nation

Annette Gordon-Reed, author of “The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family,” says the wrongdoings of America’s past continue to haunt the nation's present.

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Confronting White Privilege in a National Crisis

A young white man, born and raised in St. Louis, shares his thoughts on the fault lines separating black and white America, and confronting privilege during a national crisis.

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Ferguson: The Hard Realities of Race & Justice

A longtime public defender examines how the events in Ferguson have highlighted a racial divide in the way communities see the criminal justice system.

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White Sheriff Talks Race, Police With His Black Son

Deputy Sheriff Kevin Fisher-Paulson is white; his adopted son is black. Here he reflects on conversations about race and police as protests continue in Ferguson.

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A Timeline of Conflict and Struggle in Ferguson

On August 9, the unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri. Here's what's happened since. 

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Recapping the #BeyondFerguson Chat

After our special, "Beyond Ferguson: America’s Struggle for Racial Equality," we also hosted a social media discussion to hear directly from you.

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