Cop in this video charged with a felony – Video

A police officer is facing felony charges after allegedly pushing a woman into a jail cell causing her to hit her head.


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You Don’t Have To Forgive


“If someone has done something, or done something to you that in your book is unforgivable, then you don’t jolly well have to forgive them.”


“…don’t be the one rendering forgiveness on stuff that you find unforgivable”


“Some stuff you just can’t forgive.”




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Click through to read the whole article. It’s well worth it.



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New Jim Crow [VIDEO]


New Jim Crow

New Jim Crow

Legal scholar Michelle Alexander argues persuasively we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it.

Jim Crow and legal racial segregation has been replaced by mass incarceration as a system of social control.

More African Americans are under correctional control today than were enslaved in 1850

Alexander reviews American racist history from the colonies to the Clinton administration, delineating its deliberate transformation into the war on drugs. She provides analysis of the effect of this mass incarceration upon former inmates who will be discriminated against, legally, for the rest of their lives, denied employment, housing, education, and public benefits. Most provocatively, she reveals how both the move toward colorblindness and affirmative action may blur our vision of injustice. She spoke at Riverside Church in Manhattan May 21, 2011.

Michelle Alexander is a longtime civil rights advocate and litigator. She won a 2005 Soros Justice Fellowship and now holds a joint appointment at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and the Mortiz College of Law at Ohio State University.

Alexander served for several years as director of the Racial Justice Project at the ACLU of Northern California, and subsequently directed the Civil Rights Clinics at Stanford Law School, where she was an associate professor. Alexander is a former law clerk for Justice Harry Blackmun on the U.S. Supreme Court, and has appeared as a commentator on CNN, MSNBC, DemocracyNow! and NPR. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness is her first book.”


Audio: Riverside Church, Camera: Joe Friendly

Ready to learn more?
Here is Angela Davis on the topic.

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I love these women

#MichelleAlexander #AngelaDavis


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Christopher Columbus: father of modern-day white supremacy (part 2)

Because of the ruthless campaigns carried out by Columbus and his followers, an entire millennia’s worth of pain, misfortune, and suffering was exported from within the confines of Europe’s borders…


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The section about harrasing the 10 – 12 year olds reminds me of stop-n-frisk.

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Culture of Dependency: Coding Poverty


“In America when we speak of poverty we hear terms such as poor and lower class. These words by themselves mean relatively little but once they are coded they take on the connotations such as unwanted, unusable, unable, less than, bad, and/or unworthy. These coded terms then become concepts unto themselves that when used inspire ideas and notions. For instance often when hear about people being poor and lower class we think of them through the connotations attached and we develop ideas such as the thought that those people to whom these terms may refer are in such a place because they are stupid, undeserving, uncivilized, and/or lazy.”

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Confessions of a former drone warrior – Video

CNN’s Hala Gorani, in for Christiane Amanpour, speaks with former U.S. drone sensor operator Brandon Bryant.


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He believes he killed a child.


Adults used to be children too.


Does race play a role in this? Does racism? Or nationalism? Thinking one’s own country and people are better than another country and people.

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