What To Do When You're Stopped By Police - The ACLU & Elon James White
Know Anyone Who Thinks Racial Profiling Is Exaggerated? Watch This, And Tell Me When Your Jaw Drops.
This video clearly demonstrates how racist America is as a country and how far we have to go to become a country that is civilized and actually values equal justice. We must not rest until this goal is achieved. I do not want my great grandchildren to live in a country like we have today. I wish for them to live in a country where differences of race and culture are not ignored but valued as a part of what makes America great.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
Sunday, April 13, 2014
"The land stolen from Mexico is bigger than Germany and France combined and considered to be among the riches in the world where an abundance of gold was found after the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed. The native Mexicans were forced to become US citizens or leave the area one year after the Treaty was signed. As a result of the invader’s laws, thousands of native Mexicans left but the great majority stayed and became citizens. Throughout the development of the so-called “Republic of Texas” the war against Mexicans was made of grave crimes. The well-known philosopher and historian Jose Vasconcelos wrote that one reason whites perpetrated horrible crimes against Mexicans, was because they believed in the concept known as “manifest destiny” which in practice meant to “kill all the Mexicans and take Mexico.” History has registered thousands of grotesque crimes against Mexicans in that part of the Native American Continent, but more outstanding for having similarities with the grave crimes by whites in Central and South America, are those related to the taken of men by force of arms out of their homes to be murdered, then the white killers would back to the homes and rape women and little girls, murder them, set the homes on fire, and kill all the animals."
Friday, April 11, 2014
Thursday, April 10, 2014
The country’s demographic trends could lead to racially polarized electorates akin to the Deep South.
Demographics, conservatism, and racial polarization: Could America become Mississippi?
NSA reforms: Obama’s playing a Fourth Amendment shell game.
deficiencies—including insufficient oversight, inadequate training, and ineffective policies— contribute to the use of unreasonable force. At the conclusion of this letter, we outline the remedial measures that we believe are necessary to ensure that force is used in accordance with the Constitution. In some instances, these recommendations build on measures and initiatives that are already underway within the department.
Justice Dept faults Albuquerque police on excessive force | Reuters
Sunday, April 06, 2014
Online debate sparked on race and poverty The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates speaks to Melissa Harris-Perry about the online back-and-forth between himself and New York Magazine’s Jonathan Chait about the “culture problem” within the African American community.
Saturday, April 05, 2014
Execution: a shortage of lethal injections A shortage of one of the drugs that prisons use to execute prisoners has left jails with using other means to kill those on death row. ACLU attorney, Tanya Greene, joins Melissa Harris-Perry to discuss executions in the U.S
Thursday, April 03, 2014
Mozilla Chief, a Gay-Marriage Foe, Steps Down - NYTimes.com
“Apple was among the first California companies to offer equal rights and benefits to our employees’ same-sex partners, and we strongly believe that a person’s fundamental rights — including the right to marry — should not be affected by their sexual orientation,” Apple said in a statement at the time.
Apple donated $100,000 to oppose the measure, and Google’s co-founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, had also reportedly donated a combined $140,000 to fight the bill."