@stereowilliams wrote an essay on this topic yesterday: Sentimental Photos, Ben Carter, and why black people's anger is necessary
@dopegirlfresh and @thejournalista have tweeted extensively in the last day about this picture.
This storify includes most of @dopegirlfresh's tweets:
Complicating the narrative of the black boy hugging a cop
Today I've been watching a stream of posts on twitter and facebook about a 12 year old black boy in Portland, OR giving away free hugs at a #Ferguson protest. A police officer spotted the boy, who was