February 19, 2018
This is an excerpt from Dave Gray’s book Liminal Thinking: Create the Change You Want by Changing the Way You Think. 2016, Two Waves Books, an imprint of Rosenfeld Media.
Principle 2: Beliefs Are Created
Around noon on August 9, 2014, a hot summer day in Ferguson, Missouri, a young black man named Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer named Darren Wilson.
Although there were several witnesses to the shooting, their stories about what happened varied widely.
In the following days and weeks, the mostly black population clashed with the mostly white police force of Ferguson in an escalating series of protests, riots, and police clamp-downs.
This is not a new pattern in the United States. It is a recurring one that has been happening for years. Even as I write this, a similar pattern is unfolding in Baltimore, after a young black man named Freddie Gray died of a broken neck while in police custody. Read More