Interesting. The whole series of events is unsettlingly interesting. I heard someone call the violence (shooting, death of Michael Brown, and following protests and policing choices) a learning lesson.
However, I'm distancing myself from the idea that those who need to learn most will learn from these repeated knotty clashes of race, class, and cops. I failed college algebra 3 times before receiving an above average grade in logic - the class that met the same criteria as algebra. In theory, I could have kept taking algebra indefinitely and continually telling myself the subject provides learning lessons, which means little if I never actually learned the lessons. It would have also been a stupid and financially costly decision.
On the bright side, my decision to repeatedly take algebra would have only cost money not lives, and still, I decided whatever the lesson might have been, I was not learning it and it was not worth my time or money.
Suppose the current Fegurson incident (along with the ones before it and the one we can expect) are not lessons to learn from but interactions mandating us to repeat failure (me and algebra) or interactions affording us chances to face ourselves and find another way to learn the lesson already (me and logic).
What might we do if we learn the lesson? I got to graduate college. If we learn the lesson, you think, someday, as a society, we too could graduate?