There’s wonder and awe enough in the real world. Nature’s a lot better at...– Carl Sagan (via ikenbot)
New Jersey doctor refuses to treat gay patient,... →
thisiswhiteprivilege: White privilege is being the #1 consumers of welfare, food stamps, general government aid, and illegal drugs, but STILL blaming POC for all of those things as well as incarcerating them at an exponentially higher rate.
drugpolicyreform: Fact: From 2002 to 2011, New York City recorded 400,000 low-level marijuana arrests, according to analysis. That represented more arrests than under Mr. Bloomberg’s three predecessors put together — a period of 24 years. Most of those arrested have been young black and Hispanic men, and most had no prior criminal convictions. 400,000 times the amount of dollars put into...
NY governor moves to decriminalize possession of... →
breakingnews: The New York Times: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced legislation to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana in public view. The Times’ reports: Advocates of such a change say the offense has ensnared tens of thousands of young black and Latino men who are stopped by the New York City police for other reasons but after being instructed to empty...
13% of deployed Marines consider suicide →
sweetupndown9: More than one in 10 Marines who deployed overseas reported having suicidal thoughts or plans to attempt suicide, according to a study looking at suicidal predictors. The anonymous study of 1,517 active-duty Marines and sailors was conducted in 2006-2007. A wide cross-section of the Corps was represented, including the infantry, aviation and combat support communities. Most...
How Frightened Patriarchal Men Have Tried to... →
ikenbot: questionall: It’s no surprise that women (at least those in the US and Europe) have it much better now than ever before. The question is what to make out of the current backward rush toward the “good old days” when, for example, a husband could never be accused of raping his wife. Are the proponents of the hundreds of bills affecting women’s health and sexuality just crackpots? Or...
ethiopianbutamerican: Forty-six million white adults today can trace the origins of their family wealth to the Homestead Act of 1862. This bill gave away valuable acres of land for free to white families, but expressly precluded participation by Blacks.
Why should the public believe what the Obama administration says about the...– Will Americans Speak Out Against Obama’s Drone Warfare? by Medea Benjamin “When women and children in Waziristan are killed with Hellfire missiles, Pakistanis believe this is what the American people want. I would like to ask Americans, ‘Do you?’ Pakistani lawyer Shahzad Akbar (via...