1,000 Words: The hug

It happened yesterday in beleaguered Ferguson, Missouri.

A woman who identified herself as Dragonfly, from the Brooklyn borough of New York, gets a hug from Ferguson, Mo., police Sgt. Michael Wood, after sharing her fear of police brutality with Wood, during a protest at the police station, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Activists planned a day of civil disobedience to protest the shooting of Michael Brown, in August, and a second police shooting in St. Louis last week. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Jelani Cobb, who writes about race for the New Yorker, tells the story behind the photo via Twitter.

  • John

    1) Great that this happened. I think the “two sides” to this issue need to find ways to come together on something, before they can hope to make any sort of progress at all.

    2) Boy does the guy in the background look like he’s not buying it.

    • Jack


  • Matt

    When in doubt, effectively communicate.