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reflections on "the new jim crow"

The first day of summer break, I finally pulled a book off my shelf called The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander. I’d been hungry to read it for months, after seeing it referenced in an article about the jury’s decision to not indict the officer who put… 3,621 more words

Life

"A Voter-Fraud Witch Hunt In Kansas": Voters Could Be Charged With A Felony For Mistakenly Showing Up At The Wrong Polling Place

In fall 2010, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach held a press conference alleging that dead people were voting in the state. He singled out Alfred K. 707 more words

Voter Suppression

McKinney Texas Police Brutality | Open Thread

This is the mentality of some of the white folk in McKinney. The cops deserve a’ ‘MEDAL,’ according to this woman, for abusing unarmed black teens. 171 more words

Open Thread

Video |Neighbors Called Police Because Too Many Black People Were Invited To A Pool Party

POLICE TERRORIST & BRUTALITY ON FULL DISPLAY

Who Is Eric Casebolt? McKinney Pool Party Police Officer Suspended After Viral Video: Reports

Officer Eric Casebolt was placed on leave after a video of him arresting a teenager at a pool … 60 more words

Media

College official accuses black student of harassment because he’s waiting to see his advisor

A Kennesaw State University student’s encounter with an academic advisor garnered attention online and sparked discussion about prejudice in academic settings after he was accused of harassment while allegedly trying to speak to her in person after other planned meetings were cancelled. 27 more words

Current Events

Baltimore Protests Turn Violent

Baltimore protests turn violent http://t.co/ObbccgJRmC via @JimDalrympleII@BuzzFeedNewspic.twitter.com/OccyA03uv7

— Jon Passantino (@passantino) April 26, 2015

By the time this is done, Baltimore is going to look like Baltimore.

— Kevin D. Williamson (@KevinNR) April 26, 2015

Barack Obama

Putnam FL's First Free Black Settlers, Corrections

Previously, I posted a list of the first free black settlers of Putnam County Florida. There were 12 households; totaling 35 individuals. I obtained the names from the… 714 more words

Florida