Race Inequality in America by Graph, from Crime Sentencing to Income. (By Juan Cole) Most death sentences are handed out for killing white people, even though African-Americans make up 50% of murder victims (they are only 12% of the population). So if an African-American male had fired ten shots into the SUV of some white suburban kids playing their music too loud, killing one of them, I think we all know there would have been a murder conviction and almost certainly a death penalty imposed. In case of conviction for murder, African-Americans are 38% more likely to be handed the death penalty than members of other racial groupings. reprinted graphs: : 88% of African-Americans in a 2013 Pew poll said that there was “a lot” (46%) or “some” (42% ) discrimination against them. Only 57% of whites agreed, and only 16% of whites said there is “a lot” of discrimination against African-Americans: Average household net worth of whites: $110,000.
Average household net worth of African-Americans: $5000 Or consider it this way. Landlord says she was shackled to hospital bed for 17 days after cops broke her leg. A Brooklyn landlord says she was shackled to a hospital bed for 17 days after cops broke her leg during a wrongful arrest in the hallway of her Flatbush building. Karen Brim, 42, claims an NYPD officer threw her to the ground, severely fracturing her left leg, after she identified herself as the owner of the Utica Avenue building and asked why the cops were there, according to a new lawsuit. The single mother was arrested and brought to Kings County Hospital, where she needed multiple surgeries, plates and screws to fix the bones broken in a tussle with Officer Timothy Reilly.
Adding insult to injury, court papers say, was the way police restrained her for more than two weeks during her hospital stay, with one officer posted outside her room. “She was hand- and ankle-cuffed to her hospital bed,” lawyer Marshall Bluth told The Post. “They would not allow family or friends to enter. She wasn’t presented before a judicial hearing officer for 17 days. “She’s not a flight risk. The cult of pornography – a black feminist perspective | Black Feminists. Parlons privilège blanc, voulez-vous? S’il y a une notion qui n’a pas passé les frontières de notre bonne vieille France, c’est bien le privilège blanc. Elle a sûrement pas obtenue de visa, que voulez-vous? Pas étonnant alors qu’en France, on ne comprenne pas ce qu’est le racisme, et que surtout on ose nous parler de racisme « anti-blanc », ce qui est un véritable oxymore! Parce que si vous n’avez pas encore compris ce qu’est le racisme, laissez-moi vous simplifier la vie : le racisme, c’est la légitimation du privilège blanc.
Le privilège blanc, qu’est-ce que c’est que ca vous me direz? Vous voyez alors que le racisme anti-blanc ne peut exister, car le privilège noir, ca n’existe pas…Aucune société à ma connaissance n’est construite sur la référence d’une normalité (et supériorité) noire (ou autre). Donc, quand on vous identifie en tant que blanc, vous jouissez du privilège blanc : votre parole est plus crédible, on vous considère positivement, et toute la société voit en vous la normalité… J'aime : J'aime chargement… The idea that black women must always be perfectly... | new wave feminism. 12-Year-Old Girl Tasered In Victoria's Secret (Dejamon Baker) “Where are you from?” | harshbrowns. In response to your question: “Where are you from?” Why do you ask? Is it your curiosity in the ‘origin of my features’?
Is it your fascination for ‘other’ cultures and what they have to offer you? Why do you desire to establish an exact definition of my difference? Why do you assume I desire, and am able, to define this difference to you? Do you show the same interest in determining the ‘ethnic make-up’ of every white face that you see? Do you believe that I should be delighted to personally inform and educate you? Why do you assume that I’d love to reminisce about what my family, or I, left to come here? Do you believe your curiosity is commendable? Do you believe this is YOUR country to welcome me to? While brownness prompts “Where are you from?” Have you travelled the world and been asked the same question? Do you not realise that in expecting to discuss my brownness as subject of your fascination you position me as an exotic curio on a pedestal? Like this: Like Loading... It may not be racist, but it's a question I'm tired of hearing | Ariane Sherine.
Last weekend, I had The Conversation for the 3,897th time – and this time, it took place in central London just two roads away from the hospital where I was born. As usual, it went like this: Stranger: Where are you from? [Translation: You look a bit brown. Why are you brown?] Me: London. Stranger: No, where are you really from? Stranger (exasperated): No, where are your parents from? Me: Africa and America. Stranger (confused): Erm … so where are your family from, like, back in the day? Me: Iran, India, Africa, America and England. Stranger (relieved): India and Iran! At this point, I have to explain that it's hard to go back to somewhere you have never been. It's not that I'm embarrassed about my ethnic background.
It's not that I think the questioners are all differently faced versions of Nick Griffin, either. So my reluctance to enter The Conversation isn't due to shame or to fear of any dubious ulterior motives. "Hello! Right, are you sitting comfortably? But me? Wall of Shame: George Zimmerman’s Defense Team et al. Let us be clear at the outset: here at The Feminist Wire, we’re fans of the Sixth Amendment and believe that everybody deserves a fair trial, including the right to defense counsel.
But honestly, does defense counsel (or the prosecution, for that matter?) Have to be so relentlessly sleazy? We’re pretty sure the Bill of Rights does not call for smearing witnesses through gleeful invocation of racist and sexist tropes. We ask: Should winning at all costs trump human decency and broader movements toward social justice and equality? Consider the behavior of George Zimmerman’s defense team, particularly Don West and Mark O’Mara. Why? In Rachel Jeantel, we see the pernicious intersection of race, gender, class, appearance, syntax, and nation.
Rachel Jeantel is “on trial” because she is a Black girl speaking her truth–and because she is offering some devastating hits to the Zimmerman defense. #LoveforRachel Tags: Don West, George Zimmerman, Mark O'Mara, Rachel Jeantel, Trayvon Martin. » On Kimani Gray—Or To Be Young, Guilty, and Black The Crunk Feminist Collective. **Trigger warning for violence** I’ve been trying to wrap my mind around the situation with Kimani Gray, but it just doesn’t make sense.
I mean, considering the unceasing frequency of U.S. American police brutality, the story is “simple” enough. Ten days ago, sixteen-year-old Kimani, known as KiKi to his loved ones, was out late, returning from a gathering. Credit: Todd Maisel/New York Daily News Simple, right? For every Black and Brown person I’ve spoken with, this is so clearly another example of our communities’ ever increasing militarization that not only marks our bodies as inherently deviant and always guilty, but that is also hell bent on killing and/or imprisoning our people with impunity. Although they are little more than half the population of New York, African Americans and Latinos were subject to almost 90% percent of the incidences of stop-and-frisk in the city in recent years. Then again, cost is no object in a police state, right? Credit: Atlanta Blackstar Credit: Colorlines. "I am TIRED of burying black little boys"
Cops cheer NYPD Officer Richard Haste, charged in death of teen Ramarley Graham. Richard Drew/AP Constance Malcolm and Frank Graham, parents of 18-year-old Ramarley Graham, weep during the arraignment of Officer Richard Hale, in Bronx Criminal Court. The cheers of fellow cops for her unarmed son’s killer stung Constance Malcolm as cruelly as the bitter tears in her eyes. “That’s how they work,” the heartbroken mom said Wednesday after Officer Richard Haste was sprung on $50,000 bail in the Feb. 2 shooting of Ramarley Graham.
“You see it every day.” Malcolm and her husband, Franclot Graham, sobbed throughout the Bronx Criminal Court hearing where Haste softly pleaded innocent on his 31st birthday. The weeping Graham faces Father’s Day without his son. Yet the assembled cops still applauded their brother in blue, who faces up to 25 years in prison, in a salute that struck the Graham family like a slap in the face. “There is nothing to cheer here,” said Graham family lawyer Jeffrey Emdin. “It puts salt in the wounds.” “NYPD, KKK, how many kids did you kill today?” Another son taken by the NYPD. Tamon Robinson ON MOTHER'S Day, I couldn't stop thinking about another mother who needlessly lost her son. Then, on June 9, I got to meet Laverne Dobbinson at a rally and march in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn demanding "Justice for Tamon.
" On April 12, 2012, Laverne's son Tamon Robinson, like Trayvon Martin, encountered someone who made a wrong assumption based on his age and the color of his skin. In Tamon's case, it was a police officer, while in Trayvon's case, it was a civilian, George Zimmerman. But in both cases, because the young men were African American, their lives were cut tragically short.
Tamon worked in as a barista at the Connecticut Muffin café on Lafayette Avenue in Fort Green, Brooklyn. Officers in a patrol car spotted him and assumed he was stealing. New Yorkers can join family members and activists on Saturday, June 23, at 6 p.m. for a discussion on "The Fight Against Police Violence," at the Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive, Room 9T. Trayvon Martin, Obama, and the persistence of bias. By now the facts are well-known: Trayvon Martin was a 17-year-old young black man who, on Feb. 26, 2012, was walking home from a 7-Eleven in Sanford, Florida, with a bag of Skittles and a bottle of iced tea. George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman of white and Latino heritage, though advised by police not to pursue Trayvon himself, got out of his car carrying his 9-millimeter handgun. Allegedly after some confrontation, Zimmerman shot Trayvon dead. Should we think about this horrendous incident as a random encounter, or does it teach us something about the politics of race and the persistence of racial bias in America today?
When Zimmerman first called the police about Trayvon Martin, he said: “There’s a real suspicious guy. This guy looks like he’s up to no good, on drugs or something. Some who’ve listened to the tape of Zimmerman’s 911 call believe they heard him use an obscenity and a racial slur. And implicit bias has been tested with respect to President Obama. “Where are you from?” | harshbrowns. It may not be racist, but it's a question I'm tired of hearing | Ariane Sherine. Mad Science or School-to-Prison? Criminalizing Black Girls. High stakes test question: A female science student conducts an experiment with chemicals that explodes in a classroom, causes no damage and no injuries. Who gets to be the adventurous teenage genius mad scientist and who gets to be the criminal led away in handcuffs facing two felonies to juvenile hall?
If you’re a white girl check Box A, if you’re an intellectually curious black girl with good grades check Box B. When 16 year-old Kiera Wilmot was arrested and expelled from Bartow high school in Florida for a science experiment gone awry it exemplified a long American-as-apple pie tradition of criminalizing black girls. In many American classrooms black children are treated like ticking time bomb savages, shoved into special education classes, disproportionately suspended and expelled–then warehoused in opportunity schools, juvenile jails and adult prisons.
Yet, once again, the “feminist revolution” is lily white and over-exposed. [ii] See Daniel J. Losen and Russell J. The Shocking Details of a Mississippi School-to-Prison Pipeline. Cedrico Green can’t exactly remember how many times he went back and forth to juvenile. When asked to venture a guess he says, “Maybe 30.” He was put on probation by a youth court judge for getting into a fight when he was in eighth grade. Thereafter, any of Green’s school-based infractions, from being a few minutes late for class to breaking the school dress code by wearing the wrong color socks, counted as violations of his probation and led to his immediate suspension and incarceration in the local juvenile detention center. But Green wasn’t alone. In Meridian, when schools want to discipline children, they do much more than just send them to the principal’s office. Once those children are in the juvenile justice system, they are denied basic constitutional rights.
The federal lawsuit casts a wide net in indicting the systems that worked to deny Meridian children their constitutional rights. ‘Judge, Jury and Executioner’ This practice has also appeared to target black students. NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly ‘Wanted to Instill Fear’ in Black and Latino Men. State Sen. Eric Adams, a retired NYPD captain, took the stand Monday in the landmark stop-and-frisk federal trial to testify about a 2010 conversation with NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly. During his testimony at the Floyd vs. City of New York trial, Adams said Kelly purposely targeted black and Latino to men to ensure they knew were being watched “every time that they left their homes.” Ryan Devereaux reported for the Guardian: Adams had traveled to Albany for a meeting on 10 July 2010 with the governor to give his support for a bill that would prohibit the NYPD from maintaining a database that would include the personal information of individuals stopped by the police but released without a charge or summons.
In the last 11-years, the NYPD has conducted a staggering 5-million stop-and-frisks. An August 2012 New York Times poll found opinions about stop-and-frisk are divided by race . Take a look at the video below. (h/t Salon ) Report: NYPD Spy Program Traumatized Muslim Communities. A year and a half after the Associated Press exposed the New York Police Department’s sprawling surveillance program targeting Muslims, three civil liberties groups have detailed the corrosive impact the program had on the students, families and worshippers who were watched. The report, “Mapping Muslims: NYPD Spying and its Impact on American Muslims,” documents a pervasive sense of anxiety and self-censorship in New York area Muslim communities. The 57 students, business owners, educators and community leaders quoted in the report also expressed a fear of police and city officials that permeated nearly every aspect of their daily lives.
Sarsour’s group collaborated with the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund and a City University of New York project called Creating Law Enforcement Accountability and Responsibility (CLEAR) to produce the report, which they sought to deliver to Police Commissioner Ray Kelly after the press rollout. The practices have not gone unchecked. Minorities get less treatment for their pain - Health - Pain center. It seems like pain would be the great equalizer: Whether you’re black or white, we all hurt the same way.
Except, it turns out, how we're treated for it varies greatly. Blacks and Hispanics are more likely than whites to deal with untreated pain and less likely to get adequate care for it, studies show. And minority patients who don't get proper pain treatment early on are likely to suffer depression and post-traumatic stress disorder down the road, says Dr. Carmen Green, a pain specialist and professor of anesthesiology at the University of Michigan. Researchers don’t know whether the pain imbalance is due to caregiver bias, cultural differences, physiological variances, or a combination of factors, but they do know one thing: Pain is not colorblind. “There is an unequal burden of pain,” Green said.
And once they do get a prescription, they have a harder time getting it filled, Green found in an earlier study, also in the Journal of Pain. How to get the best pain treatment. Skin color affects ability to empathize with pain. Minorities Are Under Treated and Under Medicated for Pain. Parlons privilège blanc, voulez-vous? Féminisme et Antiracisme, ou comment articuler une fausse hiérarchie. Good White Person « harshbrowns. Le privilège blanc (Rokhaya Diallo) - Repères contre le racisme, pour la diversité et la solidarité internationale. Oppression 101 ou le parfait langage imbitable du militant! Racism stats. Study: Black Male Incarcerations Jumped 500% from 1986 to 2004, Resulting in a Mental Health Crisis. Nadine Morano au marché. "Majorité silencieuse" "I am TIRED of burying black little boys"
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