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About ‘Black-on-Black Crime’
Shortly after Michael Brown was shot dead in Ferguson, Missouri, a local pizzeria owner, Jim Marshall, flashed a gun at black protesters after an argument. Some branded Marshall a racist and called for a boycott. A few weeks later, according to


A trumpeter pays his respects at a memorial to Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images
Bill Cosby’s pound cake, Ferguson and the dubious politics of personal responsibility
In normal circumstances Bill Cosby would have a great deal to say about Michael Brown, the black teenager shot dead by a white policeman in Ferguson, Missouri. A decade ago Cosby lambasted working-class black communities for effectively choosing victimhood over personal responsibility in precisely such a circumstance.
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