“Honors students at Oxon Hill High School were given an assignment to create a display that shows what social justice means to them. The exhibit was in the school’s lobby for weeks. It was taken down on Monday.
The display featured a white police officer reading an obituary section. Next to that was a figure of a black man in a blood-stained shirt with his hands up.”
“Institutional racism runs throughout our criminal justice system. Its presence in police culture, though often flatly denied by the many police apologists that appear in the media now, has been central to the breakdown in police-community relationships for decades in spite of good people doing police work.”
Quite enlightening to see the discriminatory treatment of the cops toward a black man vs. a white man open carrying a gun in Oregon (it’s legal to do so there, even though I think it shouldn’t be legal no matter what color you are).
“There are neighborhoods in Baltimore in which the life expectancy is 19 years less than other neighborhoods in the same city. Residents of the Downtown/Seaton Hill neighborhood have a life expectancy lower than 229 other nations, exceeded only by Yemen. According to the Washington Post, 15 neighborhoods in Baltimore have a lower life expectancy than North Korea.”
An enlightening film about CCA and Geo, the for-profit prison corporations lobbying through ALEC to detain immigrants and continue the trend of overwhelming incarceration in the USA, which now has the highest per capita prison population in the world.