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thagoodthings:

Saw this Ad in target and it truly made my day! You really don’t see too many ads that shed light on black women and their children together! (Taken with Instagram)
Aug 27

thagoodthings:

Saw this Ad in target and it truly made my day! You really don’t see too many ads that shed light on black women and their children together! (Taken with Instagram)

(via reverseracism)

captainsway:

prokopetz:

grrspit:

nessanotarized:

nativefemboy:

thartist72:

“In 2002, having spent more than three years in one residence for the first time in my life, I got called for jury duty. I show up on time, ready to serve. When we get to the voir dire, the lawyer says to me, “I see you’re an astrophysicist. What’s that?” I answer, “Astrophysics is the laws of physics, applied to the universe—the Big Bang, black holes, that sort of thing.” Then he asks, “What do you teach at Princeton?” and I say, “I teach a class on the evaluation of evidence and the relative unreliability of eyewitness testimony.” Five minutes later, I’m on the street. A few years later, jury duty again. The judge states that the defendant is charged with possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine. It was found on his body, he was arrested, and he is now on trial. This time, after the Q&A is over, the judge asks us whether there are any questions we’d like to ask the court, and I say, “Yes, Your Honor. Why did you say he was in possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine? That equals 1.7 grams. The ‘thousand’ cancels with the ‘milli-’ and you get 1.7 grams, which is less than the weight of a dime.” Again I’m out on the street.”

powerful Black Science Man

Exactly.

“I teach a class on the evaluation of evidence and the relative unreliability of eyewitness testimony.” Five minutes later, I’m on the street.
This is a good illustration of what’s wrong with the US criminal justice system.

I’m more struck by the second anecdote, in which he was evidently disqualified from jury duty for displaying the ability to do math.

he wasn’t really thrown out for being able to do math; he was thrown out for trying to eliminate jury bias. if a judge says ‘1700’ rather than ‘1.7’ then it sounds like it’s a lot more than it is. even if they add the ‘milli-’ prefix, most people won’t know what it means or won’t hear it and all they hear is ‘1700’ and ‘cocaine’ and immediately they’re biased to put the guy away
it’s a marketing strategy as well, but it’s shit that they’re doing that in court, especially for something - as tyson says - that weighs less than a dime
Aug 26

captainsway:

prokopetz:

grrspit:

nessanotarized:

nativefemboy:

thartist72:

“In 2002, having spent more than three years in one residence for the first time in my life, I got called for jury duty. I show up on time, ready to serve. When we get to the voir dire, the lawyer says to me, “I see you’re an astrophysicist. What’s that?” I answer, “Astrophysics is the laws of physics, applied to the universe—the Big Bang, black holes, that sort of thing.” Then he asks, “What do you teach at Princeton?” and I say, “I teach a class on the evaluation of evidence and the relative unreliability of eyewitness testimony.” Five minutes later, I’m on the street.

A few years later, jury duty again. The judge states that the defendant is charged with possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine. It was found on his body, he was arrested, and he is now on trial. This time, after the Q&A is over, the judge asks us whether there are any questions we’d like to ask the court, and I say, “Yes, Your Honor. Why did you say he was in possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine? That equals 1.7 grams. The ‘thousand’ cancels with the ‘milli-’ and you get 1.7 grams, which is less than the weight of a dime.” Again I’m out on the street.”

powerful Black Science Man

Exactly.

“I teach a class on the evaluation of evidence and the relative unreliability of eyewitness testimony.” Five minutes later, I’m on the street.

This is a good illustration of what’s wrong with the US criminal justice system.

I’m more struck by the second anecdote, in which he was evidently disqualified from jury duty for displaying the ability to do math.

he wasn’t really thrown out for being able to do math; he was thrown out for trying to eliminate jury bias. if a judge says ‘1700’ rather than ‘1.7’ then it sounds like it’s a lot more than it is. even if they add the ‘milli-’ prefix, most people won’t know what it means or won’t hear it and all they hear is ‘1700’ and ‘cocaine’ and immediately they’re biased to put the guy away

it’s a marketing strategy as well, but it’s shit that they’re doing that in court, especially for something - as tyson says - that weighs less than a dime

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Aug 26

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(Source: whitejadeflower, via runningturnip)

Aug 26

ckck:

Hong Kong in the 1950s, by Fan Ho.

mizzjade:

troublelovesmetroubleneedsme:

notsolodolo:

"And since we all came from a woman
Got our name from a woman and our game from a woman
I wonder why we take from our women
Why we rape our women, do we hate our women?
I think it’s time to kill for our women
Time to heal our women, be real to our women
And if we don’t we’ll have a race of babies
That will hate the ladies, that make the babies
And since a man can’t make one
He has no right to tell a woman when and where to create one
So will the real men get up
I know you’re fed up ladies, but keep your head up”
- Tupac Shakur 

Always reblog this.
Aug 26

mizzjade:

troublelovesmetroubleneedsme:

notsolodolo:

"And since we all came from a woman

Got our name from a woman and our game from a woman

I wonder why we take from our women

Why we rape our women, do we hate our women?

I think it’s time to kill for our women

Time to heal our women, be real to our women

And if we don’t we’ll have a race of babies

That will hate the ladies, that make the babies

And since a man can’t make one

He has no right to tell a woman when and where to create one

So will the real men get up

I know you’re fed up ladies, but keep your head up”

- Tupac Shakur 

Always reblog this.

(via beginslikethis)

comicsalliance:

DONALD GLOVER IS SPIDER-MAN AT LAST (IN DISNEY XD’S ANIMATED SPIDER-MAN SERIES)
By Andrew Wheeler
“My name is Miles Morales, and I’m Spider-Man.” With those words, Donald Glover takes his place among the ranks of official on-screen Spider-Men.

It’s been known for a while now that Miles Morales, the Ultimate Universe version of Spider-Man, would make his screen debut in an upcoming episode of the Disney XD series Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors, but only now do we know that the part will be voiced by actor and Spidey fan Donald Glover. It’s a brilliant casting decision that we choose to interpret as the first step towards more Miles in other media, rather than an end in its own right.
READ MORE
Aug 26

comicsalliance:

DONALD GLOVER IS SPIDER-MAN AT LAST (IN DISNEY XD’S ANIMATED SPIDER-MAN SERIES)

By Andrew Wheeler

“My name is Miles Morales, and I’m Spider-Man.” With those words, Donald Glover takes his place among the ranks of official on-screen Spider-Men.

It’s been known for a while now that Miles Morales, the Ultimate Universe version of Spider-Man, would make his screen debut in an upcoming episode of the Disney XD series Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors, but only now do we know that the part will be voiced by actor and Spidey fan Donald Glover. It’s a brilliant casting decision that we choose to interpret as the first step towards more Miles in other media, rather than an end in its own right.

READ MORE

(via spookyhouse)

Aug 26

laughingsquid:

Elephants Dance to a Bach Concerto Played by Violinist Eleanor Bartsch

Aug 26

misspelledlife:

SLAAAAY TORONTO IM SO PROUD OF THIS

(Source: adteachings, via stillcanttimetravel)

Aug 26

harleyquinn394:

castiel-in-a-sherlocked-tardis:

this is who i strive to be in life

For psychotic villains they’re pretty decent role models

(Source: 1stcomesthefall, via beginslikethis)

fkatwigsbabyhair:

badasslittlemonster:

For all the ignorant black guys who “only fuck with Asian/Latina/White bitches.”

It’s always been us.The Montgomery Bus Boycott was Co-Opted from Black Women’s groups.Women made up the majority of The Panthers.Hamer, Nash, Doris, etc.It’s always been us. Sometimes in the front, sometimes side by side, but never in the back and never M.I.A.
Aug 26

fkatwigsbabyhair:

badasslittlemonster:

For all the ignorant black guys who “only fuck with Asian/Latina/White bitches.”

It’s always been us.
The Montgomery Bus Boycott was Co-Opted from Black Women’s groups.
Women made up the majority of The Panthers.
Hamer, Nash, Doris, etc.
It’s always been us. Sometimes in the front, sometimes side by side, but never in the back and never M.I.A.

(via reverseracism)