Just Mercy: Race and the Criminal Justice System by Stanford Alumni Association [VIDEO]

Watch Stanford Alumni Association’s 1/13 Just Mercy: Race and the Criminal Justice System on Livestream.com. Roundtable conversation featuring Bryan Stevenson, Jennifer Eberhardt, Gary Segura, Robert Weisberg, JD ’79, and Katie Couric. OpenXChange is a year-long, student-focused initiative on campus that aims to encourage meaningful dialogue around tough issues. This is the first in a series of discussions with Stanford faculty and global experts on criminal justice, inequality and international conflict.

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Bryan Stevenson is a power house for social justice. He’s a defense attorney and author with 21 honorary doctorate degrees. Listen closely to what he’s telling us. The auditorium was packed, including the overflow room. I was sent away with this link to the live stream.

#BlackLivesMatter Tweets 11.19

#BlackLivesMatter Tweets 11.19

#BlackLivesMatter Tweets 9.3

#BlackLivesMatter Tweets 9.3

Maryland First State to Ban many types of Profiling in Law Enforcement

Per the memo, “officers in any law enforcement agency in Maryland may not consider race, ethnicity, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability or gender identity to any degree during routine police operations.”

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A Return to School Segregation in America? – Separate and Unequal – FRONTLINE

Public schools are more segregated now than in 1968. Does it matter? FRONTLINE goes inside one school district’s debate about education, class and race in the upcoming “Separate and Unequal.”


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School integration without respect for ALL the students is also bad for the students who are disrespected.


Y’all. Do schools do enough to teach respect for ALL students?


Does beauty trump race?


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Does beauty trump race? 


Or does it depend? 


Is there more favor for beautiful people in general – regardless of race?


Is there more discrimination against ugly people – regardless of race?


Do we talk about discrimination against ugly people?


If not – why?


Don’t say because beauty is subjective. ‘Cause you know, Hollywood knows, and the music industry knows who’s beautiful (who sells tickets) regardless of race.


We know that individuals have preferences, but I’m talking the big picture. I mean the standard things like symmetry, even skin tone (without blemishes), and people who are not too skinny, not too fat, not too short, not too tall – these perfect middle of the road beauties. They have privilege. But more importantly, those who do not fit these perfect middle of the road norms are discriminated against – and we don’t talk about it. Why don’t we talk about it.


I think there is something deep here. Some prejudice that our whole society has that we don’t talk about. We celebrate beauty like crazy but we don’t talk about discrimination against the less beautiful.


I think the positive treatment of the beautiful and the discrimination against the less beautiful has a compounding effect over a person’s lifetime.


I think discrimination against the less beautiful can lead some of them toward depression, drugs, crime, incarceration. I think this is a big issue that no one talks about.


Yes, people have more to their identity then just their beauty or lack of it. But our society (Western Society) places a lot of emphasis on celebrating beauty. But how much time do we spend acknowledging that less beautiful people are being discriminated against all the time?


I say, add beauty to the intersectional graph and let’s stop pretending that it’s not a serious factor in people’s lives.


Fatal Invention with Dorothy Roberts – AUDIO

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Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century

Dorothy Roberts, an acclaimed scholar of race, gender and the law.


“Every time there is a census there is a different definition of race.”

-Dorothy Roberts


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Race And Double Standards


It was a regular Saturday, I suppose. Hubby was getting ready to cut the grass. Baby girl was eating her waffles and enjoying an episode of “Super WHY.” And I was, as always, on my laptop. Then this happened:

Crash! Scraaatch! Bang! Crash!

I called for my Hubby and got to the front door just in time to see the young man who’d just taken out at least three cars on our normally quiet block, jump out of the car and start running nervously back and forth.


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Wait ’till you read the last paragraph.


Race and Money: Blacks Seen as Darker During Tough Economic Times

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Tough economic times aren’t just hard on the wallet, they’re hard on race relations, too, a new study suggests.


Community Village‘s insight:


One of the statements in the experiment: “When Blacks make economic gains, Whites lose out economically”


The experiment indicates to me that when times are tough people become more xenophobic and less logical.


People who are against immigration also have views about loosing out economically, not realizing the fact that a larger population leads to economic gains for all.


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Racial Inequality Is Getting Complicated. Eric Holder Explains How.


“This weekend, on the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board, Attorney General Eric Holder delivered an important speech on race and inequality. He emphasized the persistence and power of social stratification, compared with the superficiality of racist remarks by Cliven Bundyand Donald Sterling. Holder called for an “honest, tough, and vigorous debate,” setting aside simplistic answers and instead speaking “forthrightly about these difficult issues.””

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