In the wake of Ferguson, I worry about my son. Those words, from a Philadelphia Daily News column I wrote, led to a call from a producer at ABC’s Nightline. Within 24 hours, my son and I were in our house with anchor Byron Pitts and a film crew talking about race, class, police, and…

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THE IMAGE was horrific. An unarmed father of six, choked from behind by a police officer on a Staten Island street corner. As his life slipped away, Eric Garner repeatedly gasped the words that would come to define the encounter: “I can’t breathe.” Though Garner repeated that fateful phrase 11 times, Officer Daniel Pantaleo, the…

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