On August 9, 2014, unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot dead in the city of Ferguson, Missouri by a white police officer, Darren Wilson. Brown's tragic death sparked large protests in Ferguson and across the United States.
According to the RT documentary, the killing of Michael Brown revealed tensions in the economically depressed and largely abandoned area that have been simmering for years.
Donaldson suggested that when a wealthy white population moves out, the economy of the neighborhood suffers.
"It shouldn't be that way. Just because one group leaves and one group moves out it doesn't mean the economy has to move out. The quality [of life] doesn't have to move out with it," he said.
"They believe in helping the other people and we last. And that's real."
Mass rallies in Ferguson were reignited after a grand jury decision in November 2014 not to indict Officer Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown.
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