Yeah I know I’ve personally been away for a few weeks but a brother has been hella busy. Moved across the DMV and had to get some logistics together and then I got bombed with movies & new TV shows. Continue reading →
A federal judge in Georgia has refused to dismiss a lawsuit that claims racial discrimination is eroding one of the last Gullah-Geechee communities of slave descendants on the Southeast U.S. coast. Continue reading →
Wow who just figured this out??? Mr Obvious indeed….
About one in three black men in the United States can expect to be incarcerated at some point in their lives. Black men comprise 6% of the U.S. population but 35% of the prison population.
Along the way, they will meet a lot of white people.
Local police forces are, on average, 88 percent white. Places like Ferguson, Missouri, are but the most extreme examples of nearly all-white police departments patrolling majority-nonwhite precincts.
But the white cop is only the first responder. Throughout the criminal justice system, defendants will repeatedly encounter disproportionately white—sometimes all-white—agents of the law. Most importantly, the charges against them will be set by 95 percent white prosecutors, elected on state and local levels.
In fact, two-thirds of states that elect their prosecutors have no black prosecutors at all.