Marc Carr grew up in Jennings, Mo., a suburb of St. Louis not far from Ferguson. When news of Michael Brown’s death broke last summer, he immediately recognized the landscape.
“I was seeing what happened on TV,” he said. “I knew the street.”
But at the time he was far from home, working as a sales and marketing manager for Avis in Ghana. This prompted some soul searching. “It was almost surreal,” he said. He thought, “Why am I in Ghana trying to address the issues when I’m not at home trying to address the issues?”
Marc Carr is the founder of Solution Solutions. Social Solutions leverages technology, media, and community forums to foster systemic social change that benefits marginalized communities.
Our vision is to reduce the incarceration rate in Washington D.C. by half in five years (while replacing the pipeline that feeds the criminal justice system with a pipeline that feeds opportunity).
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