This opinion is the view of the editorial board, which is comprised of nine editors.
With big issues, we as a society tend to look the other way, but if we want to make a difference, we have to focus on what’s in front of us.
We can’t stop talking about Ferguson. Fundamental problems like racial inequality and police brutality will only get worse if we ignore them, and only get harder to fix the more divided we become.
Often with high-profile news stories like Michael Brown’s murder, the public immediately reacts and starts a discussion—only to forget about it a few months later.
But oppression isn’t a trend we can just drop whenever it overwhelms us. It’s a reality that perpetually impacts people’s lives every day.
It’s our duty as a newspaper to circulate local and relevant issues—and Ferguson continues to be both of these. The Journal will keep reporting on the movement happening on our community’s doorstep, because even if we can’t see it, it affects us all.