Author: Gabriel Kilpatrick

Gabriel Kilpatrick is a student at the City College of New York, where he studies economics and political science. He is also one of the founding members of City College Young Democratic Socialists as well as an organizer with the New York City chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America. This is a revised version of an article that originally appeared in The Activist.

Ferguson: Fifty Years and Counting

Image"Someone threw a rock, and like monkeys in a zoo, they all started throwing rocks.” This remark was not made in the wake of the Michael Brown grand jury verdict. It was the account of Chief William Parker, spoken decades before and 1,500 miles away, on the unrest of the 1965 Watts Riots.