the black lady is me, my exact expression
This white woman later goes on to say in this documentary that she is a kindergarten teacher and one day a young black girl fell and cut her face. The woman was ‘surprised’ to see the girl’s cut exposed that she had ‘pink underneath’ her black skin.
She then wonders aloud, “Does that make me racist? I don’t know if it does.”
YES YOU DO. YOU KNOW IT DOES.
trust no white bitch
Liberal white feminism in a nutshell.
How fucking difficult is it to be even a little fucking supportive?
ughh, so fucking gross.
— Andrew Solomon
— Scott Woods, 5 Things No One Is Actually Saying About Ani Difranco or Plantations (via focusthelens)
just watched “what.” and found it thoroughly amusing
Given the fact that the majority of prisoners are poor people and/or people of color, and that the majority of prisoners are convicted of non-violent crimes such as drug use/sales and/or theft, etc., this is a crime against humanity.
Moreover, the for-profit private prison industry is one of the fastest growing in America. That means that already-super-rich investors and owners make millions of dollars off of super-exploited slave labor in the prisons. This is an outrage. It is the intersection of racism, capitalism, and repression and it is a blight on the U.S. and the human species.
Cue 13th amendment quote :
“Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction”
Newsflash : Slavery is still legal. Or better said, prisoners are slaves, officially.
We’re about to find out if she’s right —and it sounds about right (to me anyway)
Four things we know NOW:
1) Cannabis arrests have been increasing: in 2012 alone, police made one marijuana arrest every 42 seconds
One would think that the legalization of pot would cause a decrease of those arrests, HOWEVER
3) The price of legalized marijuana will probably go up…way UP
and that alone increases the likelihood of an illegal underground market
4) Like nearly every other criminal arrest, marijuana arrests are very heavily racially biased
So…IF a significant number of cannabis arrests are still made in Colorado due to an illegal underground market, and (or?) IF the for-profit, private prisons still need to be provided with a fresh supply of disproportionately Black and Latino inmates, all of that corporate greed & racial bias won’t just evaporate away into thin air. Those are not terribly big ifs, but time will soon tell
remember: racism and racial bias in the criminal “justice” system is ALWAYS at play and this IS Colorado we’re talking about (where the ONLY three men on death row are ALL BLACK — in a state that has only 4 percent Black people)
fuck. she went in.
— Sandra Cisneros, Chicana Feminist Thought (via hellhoundraiser)
― Jordan Belfort (via psych-quotes)
This is hilarious not only because the quote itself is kind of bullshit, but because people are reblogging this without recognizing that JORDAN BELFORT AKA THE WOLF OF WALL STREET screwed thousands and thousands of low-income people — with families and mortgages and duh not a lot of money — out of their goals because he manipulated them and stole the little money they did have. So that “bullshit story” they kept telling themselves was literally that Jordan Belfort came in and ruined their lives.
BUT YAY, I’M INSPIRED~
Sgt. Thomas McVicar of the Jersey City Police Department shot 22 year old Kwadir Felton, leaving him blind, after Kwadir pulled a gun on him, he claims. Kwadir Felton denied the accusation, stating that he doesn’t even carry guns.
"I don’t understand!" Felton yelled at a police officer before his mother was removed from the courtroom. "You didn’t have to shoot me in the head for no reason! You trying to charge me with something I didn’t do!"
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