think4yourself: For those who think blacks in America are imagining racism or blowing things out of proportion: -
Fact: Black youths arrested for drug possession are 48 times more likely to wind up in prison than white youths arrested for the same crime under the same circumstances.
Source: “Young White Offenders get lighter treatment,” 2000. The Tennessean. April 26: 8A.
Fact: Black and Latino men are three times more likely than white men to be stopped by the police and have their cars searched – even though white men are four times more likely to have weapons or drugs.
Source: Matthew R. Durose, Erica L. Schmitt and Patrick A. Langan, Contacts Between Police and the Public: Findings from the 2002 National Survey. U.S. Department of Justice, (Bureau of Justice Statistics), April 2005.
Fact: White men with a criminal record are more likely to be called back for a job interview than black men with no record, even when their education and experience are the same.
Source: Pager, Devah. 2003. “The Mark of a Criminal Record.” American Journal of Sociology. Volume 108: 5, March: 937-75…
How & Nosm’s new mural going up on the LA Weekly building.
I always wondered how graffiti artists painted murals so high up—now I know, and knowing is half the battle. Too bad more companies don’t
willingly offer their buildings up for use as street art canvases… the world would look so much more interesting if they did.
(Source: esmailyas, via mango-watermelon-love)
stfuconservatives: thegirlwiththefinchertattoo: swoozi: This is tragic.
(Source: keepyourhopesuphighx, via stfuconservatives)
The Beginning is Near
What do these Wall Street protesters want, anyway? by Tom Tomorrow #OccupyWallStreet
Speaking of #OccupyWallStreet — this is a cute picture from #OccupyLA. I like to think it’s symbolic of a Compassion Revolution, which is what the Occupy movement really is.
Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party compared (guardian.co.uk) -
Unlike the Tea Party, who see themselves as the customers of government, people in the Occupy Wall Street movement understand that we are the government. Stated most simply, we are trying to run a 21st-century society on a 13th-century economic operating system. It just doesn’t work.
(Source: deepthinking, via think4yourself)