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More Than Words: Parents Respond To Ferguson On Instagram

Flickr user: Neil Cooler

Flickr user: Neil Cooler

More Than Words: Parents Respond To Ferguson On Instagram

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Parents sharing photos of their children on social media had added weight in the wake of the grand jury's no indictment decision.

This past Tuesday morning was like waking up from a recurring nightmare. Unfortunately, the new day didn't bring better news: On Monday evening St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced that a grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, the officer who shot and killed black unarmed 18-year-old Mike Brown.

The news sparked protests (more than 170, according to CNN) in streets and social media newsfeeds all over the country. On Instagram, parents reflected on what the Brown family's loss and the grand jury's ultimate decision meant for their children through photos of their children, many of whom are too young to understand the complicated emotions their parents are addressing. Below, a sampling of some of those posts:


She's learning how to count, I'm praying she gets to grow up. #blacklivesmatter

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