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Me tonight talking about police and press

thesmithian:


There will always be stories about kids like Shabazz Napier who rise from very little to accomplish a great deal in sports, but those narratives treat poverty like a creation myth instead of the obstacle that it really is.

more.

thesmithian:

There will always be stories about kids like Shabazz Napier who rise from very little to accomplish a great deal in sports, but those narratives treat poverty like a creation myth instead of the obstacle that it really is.

more.

My pal Rebecca Walker talking about American Cool.

The “afluenza” judge was white, too. Come on, folks…a DuPont? If his was Tyrone Dupree, well, hell with him…

Jamelle Bouie gives us much grist for thought: if you are black Democrat, unless you are an outlier like Obama, a star like #CoreyBooker or a specialty act like California attorney general Kamala Harris you are coming from an electoral Bantustan. But black GOPers have the benefit of majority or locality-wide pickings and Fox News platforms. Anointing becomes a true ad campaign sprint rather than an annoying, ass-kissing & grass roots dues paying marathon AND leap- frogging a crowded field. And you have Mr Charlie’s AND Missy Ann’s stamp of approval.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/02/17/why-i-d-rather-be-a-black-republican.html

Neat.

Yet note the amoral part. Yes.

edwardspoonhands:

Just in case you were wondering, I looked up the article they’re referencing and here’s the full context of the quote, which makes it clear that this really is something that needs to end:
“In states with stand-your-ground laws, the shooting of a black person by a white person is found justifiable 17 percent of the time, while the shooting of a white person by a black person is deemed justifiable just over 1 percent of the time, according to the study. In states without stand-your-ground laws, white-on-black shootings are found justified just over 9 percent of the time.”
The full article is here.


Very simple edwardspoonhands:

Just in case you were wondering, I looked up the article they’re referencing and here’s the full context of the quote, which makes it clear that this really is something that needs to end:
“In states with stand-your-ground laws, the shooting of a black person by a white person is found justifiable 17 percent of the time, while the shooting of a white person by a black person is deemed justifiable just over 1 percent of the time, according to the study. In states without stand-your-ground laws, white-on-black shootings are found justified just over 9 percent of the time.”
The full article is here.


Very simple edwardspoonhands:

Just in case you were wondering, I looked up the article they’re referencing and here’s the full context of the quote, which makes it clear that this really is something that needs to end:
“In states with stand-your-ground laws, the shooting of a black person by a white person is found justifiable 17 percent of the time, while the shooting of a white person by a black person is deemed justifiable just over 1 percent of the time, according to the study. In states without stand-your-ground laws, white-on-black shootings are found justified just over 9 percent of the time.”
The full article is here.


Very simple edwardspoonhands:

Just in case you were wondering, I looked up the article they’re referencing and here’s the full context of the quote, which makes it clear that this really is something that needs to end:
“In states with stand-your-ground laws, the shooting of a black person by a white person is found justifiable 17 percent of the time, while the shooting of a white person by a black person is deemed justifiable just over 1 percent of the time, according to the study. In states without stand-your-ground laws, white-on-black shootings are found justified just over 9 percent of the time.”
The full article is here.


Very simple edwardspoonhands:

Just in case you were wondering, I looked up the article they’re referencing and here’s the full context of the quote, which makes it clear that this really is something that needs to end:
“In states with stand-your-ground laws, the shooting of a black person by a white person is found justifiable 17 percent of the time, while the shooting of a white person by a black person is deemed justifiable just over 1 percent of the time, according to the study. In states without stand-your-ground laws, white-on-black shootings are found justified just over 9 percent of the time.”
The full article is here.


Very simple edwardspoonhands:

Just in case you were wondering, I looked up the article they’re referencing and here’s the full context of the quote, which makes it clear that this really is something that needs to end:
“In states with stand-your-ground laws, the shooting of a black person by a white person is found justifiable 17 percent of the time, while the shooting of a white person by a black person is deemed justifiable just over 1 percent of the time, according to the study. In states without stand-your-ground laws, white-on-black shootings are found justified just over 9 percent of the time.”
The full article is here.


Very simple edwardspoonhands:

Just in case you were wondering, I looked up the article they’re referencing and here’s the full context of the quote, which makes it clear that this really is something that needs to end:
“In states with stand-your-ground laws, the shooting of a black person by a white person is found justifiable 17 percent of the time, while the shooting of a white person by a black person is deemed justifiable just over 1 percent of the time, according to the study. In states without stand-your-ground laws, white-on-black shootings are found justified just over 9 percent of the time.”
The full article is here.


Very simple edwardspoonhands:

Just in case you were wondering, I looked up the article they’re referencing and here’s the full context of the quote, which makes it clear that this really is something that needs to end:
“In states with stand-your-ground laws, the shooting of a black person by a white person is found justifiable 17 percent of the time, while the shooting of a white person by a black person is deemed justifiable just over 1 percent of the time, according to the study. In states without stand-your-ground laws, white-on-black shootings are found justified just over 9 percent of the time.”
The full article is here.


Very simple edwardspoonhands:

Just in case you were wondering, I looked up the article they’re referencing and here’s the full context of the quote, which makes it clear that this really is something that needs to end:
“In states with stand-your-ground laws, the shooting of a black person by a white person is found justifiable 17 percent of the time, while the shooting of a white person by a black person is deemed justifiable just over 1 percent of the time, according to the study. In states without stand-your-ground laws, white-on-black shootings are found justified just over 9 percent of the time.”
The full article is here.


Very simple

    edwardspoonhands:

    Just in case you were wondering, I looked up the article they’re referencing and here’s the full context of the quote, which makes it clear that this really is something that needs to end:

    In states with stand-your-ground laws, the shooting of a black person by a white person is found justifiable 17 percent of the time, while the shooting of a white person by a black person is deemed justifiable just over 1 percent of the time, according to the study. In states without stand-your-ground laws, white-on-black shootings are found justified just over 9 percent of the time.”

    The full article is here.

    Very simple

    (Source: sandandglass, via alonewiththewayitwas)

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    Marijuana decriminalization in DC? »

    Here’s my fear: as in Washington state and Colorado, data has shown it is whites who are going to licensed proprietors (or are registering as customers as is the case in a Washington state). Our folk might still get it underground/bootleg and/or sell it illegally outside of a licensed shop (indeed often selling weed might be the only source of income for somebody who is underemployed or unemployable) And we will continue to get shot over weed, or get high when inappropriate to do so. If states can’t eliminate the underground economy in this commodity, black people are going to get arrested at perhaps HIGHER RATES, because whites will be merrily trooping to the hash house as legally protected customers, or become accredited, legally protected purveyors.

    Christopher Alan Chambers
    Schmuck Dynasty. And the usual right wing clown car empties out in support. Well, LEST WE FORGET HIS COMMENTS ON JIM CROW, SOME OF WHICH APPEAR BELOW.. ( as Hannity, Ted Cruz et al and Fox News seem to have left OUT lol)…let’s make this simple as possible, wingnuts:  I know people at the Hearst-Disney joint venture that is A&E. I study TV for a living. They consider the Robertsons nothing more than a product which they created and whose image they crafted and marketed…all to sell ad time to sponsors and merchandise to dumbasses. That is the truth it. Anyone who’s indignant and thinks this is unAmerican or part if some war on Christians is made insane by dissonance, or plain dumb. Speaking of both dissonance and dumb, failed reality show product Sara Palin just announced that this a “breach of the First Amendment.” The 1st only applies to state action, sweetie…and there are numerous other limits at that. Someone else likened this peckerwood to MLK. Conservatives, control your less mentally endowed brethren before they eat you…
    The punchline: why would anyone care what an old redneck thinks? Ask Fox News and Ted Cruz…
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