The cameras of the world are focused on Baltimore right now. But the story of Baltimore’s current unrest didn’t start with the death of Freddie Gray. The people of the city have been dealing with a weakened economy, a broken education system and an over-bearing criminal justice system for years. AJ+’s Dena Takruri explains.
People around the world have watched Ferguson, Missouri in disbelief that what they’re seeing is taking place in the United States. But Ferguson is actually quite American. AJ+ host Dena Takruri explains how the city is a microcosm of the systemic racial inequality that persists in the U.S, from poverty and unemployment to the police targeting of African-American communities.