The United States was forever changed in August of 2014. A young black male name Michael Brown was shot by a police officer and apparently left dead in the street for many hours. Members of the Black Community were outraged by the incident. Soon, many people started to gather outside and the incident grew into a national event that attracted millions of people from the country and around the world.
One person that was paying close attention to this situation was named George Soros. He is a leading liberal supporter that has helped the cause of minorities and immigrants in the past. Soros is known for making huge financial donations to various causes that he supports.
His work is very important because he is a leading contributor to various liberal organizations that work to keep government and local institutions in check. Without his funding, much liberal organization probably could not stay functional and/or relevant. Learn more about George at Biography.
Ferguson, Missouri became an international incident because of the ongoing police brutality crises within the black community. While this crisis is nothing new, certain situations that arise keeps brining this situation to the forefront. Back in 2013, a white man by the name of George Zimmerman was acquitted for the shooting death of Treyvon Martin which took place in February of 2012.
Many black people were outraged by this situation. Then when the Michael Brown incident took place; black people from this generation were fed up. That is when they decided to stand up and speak out about this ongoing problem.
Various African American protest groups descended into Ferguson to protest the death of Brown. George Soros had funded many groups who came into the area. He did not fund them to create problems or to cause chaos; he funded them so they could speak out against the brutality and injustice that was happening to blacks everywhere by the hands of the police.
Many different groups who are not necessarily involved in racial matters came to Ferguson to stand with the newly emerging anti-racial groups that were present. Groups such as the Drug Policy Alliance, Equal Justice USA, Sojourners and from the Advancement Project and Center for Community Change in Washington had all merged in Ferguson to help support the protest. These groups were supported by Soros. They came to show solidarity with the newly emerging Black Lives Matter organization.
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Black Lives Matter was already in operation before the Michael Brown shooting. However, this situation catapulted them into the spotlight. Soros is known for his many great donations. You can check them out in his great book The Philanthropy of George Soros. He is a man who wants societies to remain open and free. He sees police brutality as a means to restrict this freedom. This is why he works hard to support liberal organizations and helps to form protests when they are needed. Know more on cnbc.com about George Soros.