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Race Inequality in America by Graph, from Crime Sentencing to Income. 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.

Landlord says she was shackled to hospital bed for 17 days after cops broke her leg

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. The cult of pornography – a black feminist perspective. Parlons privilège blanc, voulez-vous?

The idea that black women must always be perfectly... 12-Year-Old Girl Tasered In Victoria's Secret (Dejamon Baker) “Where are you from?” In response to your question: “Where are you from?”

“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? It may not be racist, but it's a question I'm tired of hearing. 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.

It may not be racist, but it's a question I'm tired of hearing

As usual, it went like this: Stranger: Where are you from? [Translation: You look a bit brown. Why are you brown?] 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.

Wall of Shame: George Zimmerman’s Defense Team et al.

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. » 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.

» On Kimani Gray—Or To Be Young, Guilty, and Black The Crunk Feminist Collective

I mean, considering the unceasing frequency of U.S. American police brutality, the story is “simple” enough. "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.

Cops cheer NYPD Officer Richard Haste, charged in death of teen Ramarley Graham

The cheers of fellow cops for her unarmed son’s killer stung Constance Malcolm as cruelly as the bitter tears in her eyes. 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.

Another son taken by the NYPD

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. " 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.

Trayvon Martin, Obama, and the persistence of bias

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? “Where are you from?” It may not be racist, but it's a question I'm tired of hearing. 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.

Mad Science or School-to-Prison? Criminalizing Black Girls

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. 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.

The Shocking Details of a Mississippi School-to-Prison Pipeline

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. 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. Skin color affects ability to empathize with pain.

"Pain empathy is basically feeling someone else's pain," says Carmen Green, M.D. ,"This paper tells us that race plays a role in pain empathy. " If you see someone being hit, your nervous system responds as if you had been hit tooStudy subjects appeared to feel less empathy for pain of person of a different skin colorExpert: Findings suggest racial differences could play a role in some doctor-patient interactions ( -- Humans are hardwired to feel another person's pain. But they may feel less innate empathy if the other person's skin color doesn't match their own, a new study suggests.

When people say "I feel your pain," they usually just mean that they understand what you're going through. Minorities Are Under Treated and Under Medicated for Pain. Parlons privilège blanc, voulez-vous? Féminisme et Antiracisme, ou comment articuler une fausse hiérarchie. L’une des premières raisons pour lesquelles j’ai créé ce blog était pour témoigner en tant que femme noire francophone, comment le racisme et le sexisme s’entremêlent dans mon quotidien. Bien que je regrette de devoir le faire, il me semble important de réagir sur l’un des derniers billets d’Euterpe. Ce n’est pas une mise à l’index (qui suis-je pour le faire?) , plutôt une réponse que je ne peux synthétiser à nouveau dans un commentaire tellement il y a à dire. Good White Person « harshbrowns. Le privilège blanc (Rokhaya Diallo) - Repères contre le racisme, pour la diversité et la solidarité internationale. Colloque du 9 février 2013 Sous les masques du « racisme anti-Blancs » Réflexions sur les enjeux du racisme et de l’antiracisme aujourd’hui Ce texte traite l'invisibilité des minoritaires dans le contexte des pays dits occidentaux.

Le privilège blanc. Oppression 101 ou le parfait langage imbitable du militant! La classe 101, c’est le niveau débutant dans le système scolaire anglo-saxon. Et si vous lisez la blogosphère anglaise sur les questions d’oppression (racisme, sexisme, homophobie, etc…), vous finirez par lire quelqu’un d’excédé qui vous dira que ce n’est pas la classe 101 ici! Sauf que souvent cette classe 101, on sait même pas où la trouver! Racism stats. Study: Black Male Incarcerations Jumped 500% from 1986 to 2004, Resulting in a Mental Health Crisis. By Dr. Nadine Morano au marché.

"Majorité silencieuse" "I am TIRED of burying black little boys" The Struggle to Be Heard is Real. Fight racist, transphobic violence! Stand Your Ground Marissa Alexander. Another son taken by the NYPD. » On Kimani Gray—Or To Be Young, Guilty, and Black The Crunk Feminist Collective. Cops cheer NYPD Officer Richard Haste, charged in death of teen Ramarley Graham. Trayvon Martin, Obama, and the persistence of bias.

Rayshawn Moreno, Staten Island Teen Dumped Into Swamp By NYPD Officers, To Get $10,000. Cops In Florida Go Too Far And Taser Man For Not Showing His I.D. Everywhere is Anaheim. Anaheim kids give firsthand accounts of police brutality. 12-Year-Old Girl Tasered In Victoria's Secret (Dejamon Baker) Loud music shooting: Argument over loud music led to fatal shooting of teen, investigators say. 10:31 p.m. Dear Dirty Hipsters. Name the country built on. Quentin Tarantino Unchained: The N-Word Supercut (Uncensored) Hari Kondabolu on "Racism vs. White Guilt" Stokely Carmichael - Nonviolence. When you live in a poor neighborhood, you are... - Optics. Malcolm X. Racism 101: Are you a Racist? Racism - What does it mean. The Personal is Political.

Extrajudicial killings. Rude or Polite, New York Police Follow No Script in Stop-and-Frisks. Children Prison. Criminal Justice Fact Sheet. Slavery was never abolished. Masked Racism: Reflections on the Prison Industrial Complex. Five things everyone should know about US incarceration - Opinion. I AM NOT TRAYVON MARTIN.