I wasn't certain where to put this.. so.. Maybe it fits somewhere else better... but.
I found this interesting that there are actually people out protesting about the shooting of Michael Brown to such an extent that they are giving up their jobs and/or cutting back on hours. Putting their responsibilities to their kids on the back burner so as to protest over an issue that is far from settlted, they have little information on, and their protesting will not change the outcome.
I've copied two stories below, one in which the guy actually quit his job so he can protest more. The other where he cut back on his hours having an effect on the quality of life for his kids and himself.
Tales of employment woe plague some Ferguson protesters | MSNBC
“I was going through a lot mentally trying to figure everything out,” Fellows said. A conversation with his mother helped him focus. “She said, ‘What do you want to do, because you’re about to risk a lot,’” he said she told him. At that moment Fellows said he knew exactly what choice he would make.
“I thanked them for the job, the opportunity and I left,” Fellows said….
“I’m good right now,” he said. “I’m not in negative standing or past due right now. But this is still just the beginning of the month.” He says he’s applied for various service jobs— Nordstrom’s, AT&T, Verizon, Nordstrom’s Rack— but hasn’t gotten any serious bites.Lee said he’s already losing income because he’s cut his time behind the wheel of his cab by more than half — from about 90 hours a week to 40 hours — so that he can continue protesting.
“It’s difficult because I have kids, I have responsibilities, I have bills,” Lee said in a recent telephone interview. “I’m on a thin margin as it is because I’ve spent so much time with the movement, but I’ve been able to work enough to keep my head above water. But to have that threatened over political reasons is crazy. People act politically active on a thousand different issues. Why do law enforcement supporters think they can bully people at their whim?”