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Michelle Alexander, author of “The New Jim Crow” – 2013 George E. Kent Lecture – YouTube

In 2013 the author of the New Jim Crow in the Age of Colorblindness, Michelle Alexander, foreshadowed the current protests, violence, and the racially-biased and hyperbolic media rhetoric surrounding it all. Listen to how even Alexander lived in denial as most professionals comfort themselves. The benefits of social media is that we are able to readily observe everyone’s complacency in the growing drama as we victimize the victim, support the manufactured policies that create a caste of the unseen, unwanted, and cast aside; or worst – remain silent.

Published on Mar 15, 2013

Michelle Alexander, highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate, Associate Professor of Law at Ohio State University, and author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, delivers the 30th Annual George E. Kent Lecture, in honor of the late George E. Kent, who was one of the earliest tenured African American professors at the University of Chicago.

The Annual George E. Kent Lecture is organized and sponsored by the Organization of Black Students, the Black Student Law Association, and the Students for a Free Society.

via Michelle Alexander, author of “The New Jim Crow” – 2013 George E. Kent Lecture – YouTube.

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‘Why Didn’t You Just Leave? ’Six Domestic Violence Survivors Explain Why It’s Never That Simple | #OYRchallenge

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Lovern is just one of 6 women in this series:

In this series, you will hear from six survivors of domestic violence about why they didn’t leave sooner. The stories — told in their own words — are as distinct as they are similar. One woman suffered a brutal week of abuse before fleeing. Others stayed for decades trying to make things work. Two women were shot, the bullets narrowly missing their hearts. Another endured years of incessant stalking.

via ‘Why Didn’t You Just Leave?’Six Domestic Violence Survivors Explain Why It’s Never That Simple.

Outrage as Minneapolis high school students hang ‘dark-skinned doll by the neck’ in racist prank

One Albany County, NY County Legislator found these behaviors comical when Katrina migrants relocated to our fair Capitol. Yet, he does recognize violence when it comes in cold steel. Violence comes in various forms. Hanging Doll

By DAILY MAIL REPORTER

PUBLISHED: 16:32 EST, 19 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:20 EST, 20 January 2013

Minneapolis Public school officials are ‘deeply disturbed by an incident of racial intolerance’ after finding a dark-skinned baby doll hung from its neck with a piece of string in a high school last week.

Washburn High School surveillance cameras captured four students – who’s names have not been released – in the act of stringing up the doll.

The students also took their own photos of the incident and posted them to social media.

via Outrage as Minneapolis high school students hang ‘dark-skinned doll by the neck’ in racist prank.

Network News Shows Ignore House GOP Failure To Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act | Research | Media Matters for America

Network News Shows Ignore House GOP Failure To Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act | Research | Media Matters for America.

House Republicans Failed To Pass Senate’s Reauthorization Of VAWA. The Huffington Post reported that the Violence Against Women Act expired on January 2 after House Republican leadership failed to bring the already-passed Senate version of the bill up for a vote:

Despite a late-stage intervention by Vice President Joe Biden, House Republican leaders failed to advance the Senate’s 2012 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, an embattled bill that would have extended domestic violence protections to 30 million LGBT individuals, undocumented immigrants and Native American women.

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“Afrikans!!!

The story follows Mona, a contemporary model, as she is visited by spirits lingering in the Cape Coast Castle in Ghana and travels to the past, where, as a house servant named Shola she is constantly abused by her slave masters. Nunu, an African-born field hand, and Shango, Shola’s West Indian love interest, all continuously rebel against the slave system. For Nunu this means direct conflict with her son (whose father is a white man) benefiting from the system as a head slave. Inspired by Nunu and Shango’s determination to defy the system, Shola finally chooses to fight back against her masters.”

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Adam Lanza’s Possible Motive: Mother Cared More About Sandy Hook Students Than Him | Breaking News for Black America

Adam Lanza’s Possible Motive: Mother Cared More About Sandy Hook Students Than Him | Breaking News for Black America.

 

Pro and Con Gun Enthusiast: This article may veer the political arguments surrounding the Sandy Elementary School shooting in the right direction.

As more details have emerged, though, we are getting a clearer picture of Nancy Lanza. Adam’s barber said that not only was she not negligent, she shadowed him and barely let him speak.  His former babysitter, Ryan Kraft, claims that she warned him to never turn his back on her son, not even to go to the bathroom. And, according to a Newtown resident, Nancy Lanza was taking her son to a psychiatrist and attempting to get him involuntarily committed — and that made him angry.