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Flint Water Crisis

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Racial Injustice and Abuse of Power

Racial Injustice and Abuse of Power

#BlackLivesMatter Tweets 8.26

#BlackLivesMatter Tweets 8.26

Public Policy and Blaming Poor Black Communities For Their Own Poverty [VIDEO]

On the 50th anniversary of the Moynihan Report (The Negro Family: The Case For National Action), john a. powell of the Haas Institute discusses the economic and political struggles faced by black communities today

Source: therealnews.com

 

Powell explains:

 

  • Segregation was [and is] about separating access to opportunity.
  • The War on Drugs is really a war on Black people.
  • We may have a plutocracy now. Rule by the rich.
  • White people don’t see Black people as being part of the country, as being legitimate members.
  • We bailed out banks, and GM with billions of dollars, but we did not bail out Detroit to help the African-Americans who live there.

 

 

Cop buys mom car seat instead of ticket – CNN Video

 

A Michigan police officer buys a needy mom a booster seat instead of issuing her a ticket. WXMI has more.

Source: www.cnn.com

 

Interesting.

 

This is not how people in the community of Ferguson are treated.

 

I’m calling out White privilege.

 

If this mom was not white is would go like this:

 

  1. Child Protective Services would take her child away.
  2. Mom would be ticketed for the infraction.
  3. Mom would not have money to pay ticket.
  4. Warrant for arrest of mom is issued.
  5. Mom is stopped for looking suspicious.
  6. Cop runs mom’s id and finds there is a warrant out for her un-paid fines.
  7. Mom is incarcerated until she can be bailed out.
  8. If she is ever released from jail she is billed for her food, housing and administrative costs.
Did you hear the words ‘tough on crime’ in this story? No.
Did you hear the words child endangerment? No.
I’m calling out double standards, hypocrisy and racism in the U.S. police force.