Forward from Ferguson: I am My Brother’s Keeper

At the root of recent events sparked by the deaths of young men like Trayvon Martin and Freddie Gray is a history of structural inequity and limited access to opportunity, leading at times to over-policing in places of concentrated poverty. Fortunately, there is a new effort underway across our country galvanizing the private, public, philanthropic, and nonprofit sectors around improving the life outcomes for many of the nation’s most vulnerable, especially boys and young men of color. Positive change and access to opportunity is driving this new momentum, in an effort to turn tragedy into more opportunity and to recognize that our nation is at its best when we live up to the notion that all lives matter.

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