Post(s) tagged with "racism"
Clips from Paris Blues (by berettabenilda)
@alivesoul: here’s a clip. They have the entire film on YouTube as well. Enjoy!
I’ve just finished watching Part I. Going back in for the rest. I wonder where you could find the movie in its entirety. What a great cast.
SMH…Tell me what you see…
Damn, y’all paid a dollar a wing?Hey Black Couple, how y’all Negroes doing? We don’t get you people around here often so this was the easist way to describe you without getting in trouble with uppity Negras like that there Al Sharpton.
Hey it’s not like we called you Two Monkeys sitting in the corner
Hey, it’s Black History Month so we were showing respect. You should see what we call you the other 11 months of the year.
This white dude is crying because he just received a one-year sentence for a hate crime in which he and maybe a dozen other white dudes beat up a black teenager with fists, feet, knives and beer bottles, even after the teen was unconscious. The highest sentence dealt for this crime was three years. The assistant attorney had recommended eight years.
There aren’t enough tears this man can cry that will make up for the heinous wounds he has inflicted on his victim and society through his brutality and bigotry.
He is going to serve three months for inflicting horrible physical and emotional wounds on another human being solely due to the color of their skin. And yet he seems to feel that he has been injured. This is one of those occasions when I admire those who can turn the other cheek, because that is not the urge I am feeling. It sickens me that hate crimes still exist, and I don’t understand how the sentence can be so lenient.
Source: The Atlantic
Peter Gelderloos (The Many Prisoners of America’s Security State)
I agree with the Supreme Court’s implication that racism “underlie[s] our entire criminal justice system.” And the powers that be do not give a damn.
Reach Out To A Woman Who Needs Support
If you haven’t heard already, the woman pictured here is named Patricia Spottedcrow. She sold $30 worth of marijuana in the state of Oklahoma and was sentenced to 12 years in prison with no probation by a judge (Pritchett) who retired a month after her sentencing.
Judge Pritchett had seen several cases worse than Patricia’s yet, her sentencing was much harsher on her. One case in particular, a woman (wife of a deputy) was arrested for hiding marijuana in her underwear. She apologized to the judge and served not a single day in jail.
Patricia had never been arrested for anything before and this was her first arrest & conviction. 12 years for 30 dollars worth of marijuana with no probation.
Now, most of you know that this is pretty horrendous. Sentencing a mother of four children to prison for 12 years completely hurts the children and ruins the lives of all involved.
Her kids are being taken care of by her mother now but they cannot afford to visit her.
This means Patricia is extremely isolated in prison. Her one year old doesn’t even recognize her anymore.
Studies have shown that prisoner’s mental health relies on support from outside of prison. Prison as many of you should know, is not the healthiest place to be. It is isolating, confining and can be a scary place to be. Especially for 12 years without probation.
Take five minutes of your time and write a letter to Patricia about anything. Support, your day (like a penpal), a poem, anything to keep her company. Send your e-mail to : firstname.lastname@example.org
-Put her name in the subject line. -1,000 words or less. -Text only. -Remember prison guards/officials will be reading through it as well.
More information about this project here.
News article and video about her case here.
A reblog with some action. Will be doing this.
I as well.
My blood … it is boiling.
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