The Ferguson protests seized the attention of people all over the world and gave them a sense of the unvarnished truth of Black American life.
The film "Nightcrawler" is garnering rave reviews and is indeed beautifully photographed, well made and entertaining - but the reviews, like the movie itself, erase entire chunks of our society and its reality.
Ms. Johannsen is the founder and executive director of All Education Matters. She also writes about everyday life, and is an ESL tutor in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.