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Throwback: intelligent 11 year old on Ferguson’s problems

Watch this articulate young Missourian speak to the St.Louis County Council.

Pre-teen Marquis Govan addressed issues affecting Ferguson’s black community in a county council meeting on August 19. He cited unemployment as a major issue that needs to be addressed, and which became more evident during the Mike Brown protests.

Govan said to the St.Louis County Council: “The real issues aren’t being solved…you’re paying attention to the looting and things like that, when the real issues are not being solved. There’s a reason why those people are out there.”

Watch the passionate youngster ask for change at a time when protests are taking place in the U.S.  over racial profiling and police brutality.

Source: Huffington Post, CNN, New York Times.

 

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