Within the throngs of Alzheimer's disease, there are ups and downs and brief moments of clarity. One is almost hopeful that the old you has returned for good, then, just as quickly--a reality check. It's only a brief moment of clarity. I miss you mama, even though you are here with me. I've had moments of grief--forever grieving little losses every day. I try desperately to hold on to as much of you as I can, trying not to be selfish. I try desperately not to let it be patient and nurse. But letting it be mother and daughter
Sheryl Simmons was born in Greenwood, Mississippi and grew up in Chicago. After living in New York City for several years, she settled in St, Louis, where she currently lives with her family. Caregiving and writing have always been passions.
This timely book addresses the deeply rooted perception of inequality and injustices experienced in Ferguson, with a keen focus on the legal and social reverberations following the death of Michael Brown.
Ferguson's Fault Lines also examines other important topics of debate such as:
The framing of the issues by the media in black versus white
The policing of black and poor communities by law enforcement officers
Rioting and the color and face of crime as portrayed in the media
The identity of the black male narrative, and
The relevance of black life and whether and how it matters.
Kimberly Jade Norwood is the Henry H. Oberschelp Professor of Law at Washington University. She completed her undergraduate work at Fordham University and graduated from law school at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her first book: Color Matters: Skin Tone Bias & the Myth of a Post-Racial America, was published in 2014.