On Our Minds: Protests in Ferguson, Missouri

August 24, 2014

The massive protests in Ferguson, Missouri are on our minds this week. We explore the racial conflict and police violence with sociologist Alice Goffman. Steve Paulson talks with her about her book, "On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City."



Ms Goffman's EXTREMELY IRRITATING High-Rising Terminal amounts to aggravated assault far more violent than the acts she describes of any of the her subjects of study.

Only writey. No speaky.

Kudos to Alice Goffman for how she did the reporting on this book. The interview was fascinating, and I can't wait to read the book, On the Run. What she describes in Philadelphia is happening in almost every city across the U.S. We need to move from a culture of shame, blame and punishment to a culture of understanding, nurturing and solutions.