The War on Drugs

War on Drugs is War on People

War on Drugs is War on People

Five facts about #JanetWilson, an unarmed black woman shot & killed by police this year

Five facts about #JanetWilson, an unarmed black woman shot & killed by police this year

In Era of Black Lives Matter, Films Focus on Emmett Till Lynching https://t.co/3rBGyhoYza

— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) August 31, 2016

Another good read: What a Black Lives Matter economic agenda looks like https://t.co/GjelFtvLgP

— Donna Brazile(@donnabrazile) August 30, 2016

#BlackLivesMatter

#BlackLivesMatter

Black Lives Matter will always ring true.

Black Lives Matter will always ring true.

Toyota Motor Credit to pay up to $21.9 million in racial discrimination probe

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced a settlement with Toyota Motor Credit Corp. over racially motivated pricing policies.

The bureau worked with the U.S. Department of Justice to compel the company to alter its pricing and compensation methods to reduce dealer involvement in setting discretionary interest rates, the bureau said Tuesday in a statement.

The company will also pay up to $21.9 million in restitution to African-American and Pacific Islander customers who paid higher rates than white customers. An investigation revealed that, from 2011 to 2016, Toyota Motor Credit violated the Equal Credit Opportunity Act by encouraging dealers to charge some classes more for loans. The statement said that, on average, African-American borrowers were charged $200 more for their car loans, and Pacific Islanders, on average, $100 more, than white customers.

It is the fourth time the bureau and DOJ worked to address the disparity in lending rates by race. Since 2013, Ally Financial and Ally Bank Inc., American Honda Finance Corp. and Fifth Third Bank have each paid fines, and adjusted their policies, after a government investigation.

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BlackLivesMatter Activism Tweets 12.17

BlackLivesMatter Activism Tweets 12.17

Privatization and Policing “Black Colonies”: the Death of Alonzo Smith

Pan-African Community Action (PACA) convened a rally in Washington, D.C. Saturday to call for answers in the death of Alonzo Smith while in private police custody

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#Decolonize and stop the oppression

VIDEO: Bigot Cop Blows Fuse, Threatens Black Man, Tells Him “I Don’t Care About Your People”

As if racial tensions in the United States weren’t high enough, a clueless and racist Georgia cop just did his part to raise them even higher.

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Cops Cross Thin Blue Line, Leak Info Showing Racist Officers Planted Drugs & Guns on 1,000 Black Men

Leaked documents reveal that an Alabama police department planted drugs and guns on innocent black men for years, and prosecutors helped cover it up.

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6 Phrases With Surprisingly Racist Origins

Ever wonder where phrases like, “no can do” and “the peanut gallery” come from? Well, these everyday phrases have some VERY racist beginnings! Join Franchesca on this week’s episode of Decoded, as she gives a brief history lesson in common phrases that most people don’t think twice about. Do you know of any phrases with racist origins Share a few and be sure to discuss your thoughts in the comments!

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If we speak English the way most people speak English, we will automatically be acting out racism.