The world watched as the small town of Ferguson, Missouri was torn apart by racism. When protests started after the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, Ferguson’s City Council called on communications expert, Devin James, for help. St. Louis County leadership thought his background made him perfect for the task.
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Devin had to overcome insurmountable odds. He was abused as a child, joined a gang, was shot during a robbery at his job, and got a taste of institutional racism and bias at 22 years-old when he was convicted for killing a man during a home invasion - something conservatives call “Stand Your Ground.”
Inside Ferguson is a chilling account of the hypocrisies of Ferguson’s leadership – and the consequences Devin suffered when he dared to become a voice for the voiceless. It will make you question the progress America has made in the quest for racial equality, and reflect upon the true meaning of Black Lives Matter.
“It is my hope that after reading this book, a greater sensitivity will emerge regarding Black people…”
-Rita Heard Days, Former Missouri State Senator
“A remarkable, disturbing and brutally honest story about modern day racism and one man's attempt to make sense of it all.”
-Jason Leopold, VICE News
”Excellent, the book is a guide for city leaders. I am proud that you have had the tenacity and kept up the fight.”
-Barbara Cooper, Tennessee State Representative
“Inside Ferguson is so descriptive it takes you through the demoralizing moments that took place…”
-Calico Jonez, Rap Artist and Entrepreneur
“This book documents the story behind the headlines of how structural white supremacy manipulates and destroys black lives through the agencies of law enforcement, politics, media, and corporations.
-Khalid el-Hakim, Black History 101 Mobile Museum