odinsblog:

Five Myths About Crime in Black America—and the Statistical Truths

In the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death [and Renisha McBride and Jonathan Ferrell], we’ve seen a lot of discussion of the larger societal issues that play into how and when people are perceived as criminals. There were hoodies, there were marches, and there were frank talks from parent to child about how to minimize the danger of being a young person of color. On the other side, there were justifications of George Zimmerman’s actions: a smear campaign against Martin’s character, and plenty of writers explaining that statistically, blacks are simply more dangerous to be around.

That framing ignores the realities behind the numbers. Here are five myths about crime and people of color.

Shani O. Hilton


king-emare:

lotusblossomsx:

IF YOU CARE ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN FERGUSON

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED TONIGHT WHEN WE PROTESTED IN DENVER

YOUR GOVERNMENT IS CORRUPT
THEY DO NOT GIVE A SHIT ABOUT YOU

they knocked over a monk for no reason you can see it happen she slammed her head on the ground…
all they wanted was the “leader” we were barely in the street the pigs made it escalate
and only when we were out of the public view.

FUCK THE PIGS THEY WILL LAUGH IN YOUR FACE

i swear these white people can act out so much more then we can….if i moved on a cop like that i would of got shot smh


virginrosemary:

iconic

(Source: jmeswilson)


virginrosemary:

iconic

(Source: jmeswilson)

Mother Suing After Cops Tasered her 8-Year-Old Daughter
Real talk

courtnation:

kissnecks:

boredandmoist:

This time last year I was unemployed, broke, and suicidal.

Today, I just got the keys to my first house.

Give it time.

every time I see this, I reblog it.

Hope happens.

Ray Allen attorney: ‘Police characterization of this as a silly prank is completely inappropriate’ - Coral Gables - MiamiHerald.com

jessehimself:

#OfficerGoFuckYourself Threatens to Kill Ferguson Livestreamers

huffleist-of-puffs:

cumber-bitches:

Stop making books into films and start making them into a tv show so we could have a lot more detail to them and they can stick to the book easier.

I thought this was going to make me annoyed but everything turned out better than expected


confessionsofaformerteenybopper:

I had to. I’m not even sorry.

He is such a dork. Love him. 


colferileyfink:

:)))) MEEP!

(Source: rileyandauggie)

ursula-theseabitch:

So you telling me that the U.S has completely cured the American doctor with Ebola in 26 days and he’s being released today. While Africa has been dealing with it since the 70’s and they are still looking for a cure?

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yellowgrowngreen:

socialjusticekoolaid:

That CNN Anchor who said police should turn “water cannons” on the protesters… yeah, her ass is gone! #staywoke #cackling

*low whistle*

stiles-stilinsking:

mollyiswideawake:

the-eleventh-blog:

iwanty0ubleeders:

can you imagine

if google just disappeared from the internet 

and then we couldn’t google what happened to it

because google was gone 

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It took me a good two minutes to work out that that is a picture of a person in a translucent waterslide and not someone trapped in a human test tube in a horror film

this is why we need google

(Source: mattfrombusted)