Category Archives: Missouri

Ferguson mayor faces voters for first time since unrest

More than two years after this St. Louis suburb exploded in angry — and at times violent — protest following the police shooting of Michael Brown, Ferguson’s white mayor is asking the community’s predominantly black residents to give him a third, three-year term in office. Mayor James Knowles III, 37, will face voters for the… Read More »

Researcher: St. Louis segregation is a legacy of deliberate federal policy

A researcher with the Economic Policy Institute says the federal government needs to recognize that it played a deliberate role in creating racially segregated neighborhoods in cities like St. Louis. At a Missouri History Museum Symposium Saturday, the think tank’s Richard Rothstein drew a direct line between today’s segregated schools and neighborhoods and two federal… Read More »