Somebody on my facebook feed posted this and I don’t think I’ve ever been more uncomfortable.
I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR THIS VINE EVERYWHERE
A quick look at a couple of the kangaroos in the back garden. They’re part of a mob with 10 adults and several joeys that frequent the area. Very quiet and not worried about humans or dogs at all. We also have an echidnea that lives behind the wood shed, a mated pair of koalas that live in the trees behind the house and a large python i call Cyril that is currently absent for the cooler months but will be back when it warms up again to keep the mice population down :)
Today at the Shinjuku Station in Tokyo
David Lynch’s right hand deserves a fan club.
Queen Emeraldas (クィーン・エメラルダス)
So if you are Black or Latino in New York City—and in particular if you are young, Black and male—you can be stopped at any moment at any time for no reason at all. These sorts of policies are evidence of the criminalization of an entire generation of African Americans. And when they’re combined with laws like Stand Your Ground, they represent a license to kill young Black men.
If you think that’s an exaggeration, look at the study done by a researcher at the Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center, which found that white people who kill Black people in states with Stand Your Gun laws are 354 percent more likely to have authorities find their homicide justified. That’s compared to whites being 250 percent more likely to be found justified in killing Blacks in states without Stand Your Ground.
So what we’ve seen with Trayvon Martin isn’t the exception. Black lives are considered to be substantially cheaper than white lives in this country. On the surface, Stand Your Ground laws may appear to be non-racial—they don’t mention anything specifically about killing Black people. But when you combine them with an atmosphere of racism in this country and with the way Blacks and Latinos have been criminalized in this country, they are absolutely about racism."