Mexican Google doodle for Día de los Muertos.
This just makes me mad because I know that white people do get a lot of shit for being “racist”. I also know that as a white girl I get harassed too based on my color when I go into a predominately colored city, area, club, etc. It’s not just people of color who get shit on and talked down to… I am, excuse the use of my Tumblr name, a “dumbass white bitch” when I go to cities like Hartford and New Haven here in Connecticut. I have done nothing wrong to these people, but I am on their “turf” therefore I am the lesser. People of color complain all the time that they want equal rights, so they should treat me equally. I don’t need black girls giving me death glares because I walked into a room and I’m a marshmallow. I don’t need black guys hitting on me and calling me a “daddy’s girl” when they don’t know me at all. I have been a victim of racism, just like the next person- no matter the color.
So please, people of color, spare me your sob stories. White people don’t think they’re better than anyone, everyone is racist in one way or another.
lmbo, it took +2000 notes for this weepy rant to happen.
Congratulations, you lose!
Oh, my god, hahahahaha.
US Prison Population: The Largest in the World
The United States incarcerates more people than any other country in the world—more even than China or Russia. Prof. Daniel J. D’Amico explains that as of 2010 more than 1.6 million people were serving jail sentences in America. Professor D’Amico suggests that “prisons are not what we think about when we think of America, and they shouldn’t have to be.” According to D’Amico, a free country should not have 1.6 million people in prison, and a fiscally responsible country cannot afford to. As Prof. D’Amico points out, it is time for Americans to recognize that the U.S. criminal justice system is desperately in need of reform.
1. “The Caging of America” [article]: Wide ranging New Yorker piece, discusses history, ethics, everyday prisoner experience. Explores a few theories as to why our prison system is the way it is.
2. “The Business Ethics of Incarceration: The Moral Implications of Treating Prisons Like Businesses” [scholarly article]: Professor D’Amico addesses the economics and morality of prison and prison privatization.
3. “U.S. prison population dwarfs that of other nations” [article]: New York Times article focusing on America’s disproportionate prison population.
4. “Prisoners’ Poetry” [poems]: A website featuring poems written by prisoners.
1. What are the causes for the unusually high incarceration rate in the United States?
2. Do you think prisons are an effective way of handling crime?
3. What alternatives or reforms to the current prison system can you imagine for handling crime more effectively?