(Source: mostfamousunknown, via mudvillemosaek)
Check the new @oliwonder beat on sound cloud. dude gets me started its to late for this shit. soundcloud.com/olibata/uh-yes-yes #hiphopproblems #workinprogress #elevatedmasses #batabeats
Found this on instagram the other day…..pretty sure it’s unintended blackface….and pretty sure 4679 people are racist for liking it. #smh #whitefolkswhatareyouthinking (Taken with Instagram)
Taken with Instagram
white folks did y’all stop kony yet?
Today in What The Entire Fuck?!: Mississippi Schools Sending Kids To Prison For Misbehaving In The Classroom
The Department of Justice on Friday uncovered a so-called “School-to-Prison pipeline” in Mississippi, where teachers and principals are shipping off children into the criminal justice system for infractions as small as a dress code violation.
Schools in the city of Meridian, MS, have an established practice of sending students, particularly black and disabled students, to prison for minor disciplinary problems — in clear violation of the Constitution. As ABC reports, that DOJ is claiming that the schools, which protect against “abuse of government authority in legal proceedings and fairness of due process rights,” are violating the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments.
Also in the findings letter the Civil Rights Division alleges that “Lauderdale County and the Youth Court Judges violate the Fourth, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments by failing to provide children procedural due process in the youth court. Lauderdale County, the Youth Court judges, and the Mississippi Division of Youth Services violate the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments by failing to provide children procedural due process rights in the probationary process.”
I posted this a few weeks ago….I really was hoping it would get more notes.
It’s deplorable that sexually adventurous young women are constantly told they are “degrading themselves” by seeking out various experiences, that every bit of enjoyment eats away at some secret store of purity. This whole tradition–the idea that women need be preserved in glass so as not to “ruin” themselves, lest they diminish their sexual value by “giving it away”–restricts the lived autonomy of women in ways I can’t even begin to articulate. None of the slut-shaming makes sense unless you assume women live to give themselves to men in their purest possible form. —
Kerry Howley (via thenewwomensmovement)
An older lady overheard my friends and I talking about my poly life. When we could feel eyes on us, we turned around and stared at her. She told me “well that sounds fun, honey, but you’re getting to the age where settling down will give you lifelong security. If you stay on this path, sweetie, you’ll regret it when you get to my age.”
I’m 26 and I regret all the years I wasted listening to that slut-shaming.
“None of the slut-shaming makes sense unless you assume women live to give themselves to men in their ‘purest’ possible form.”
(Source: misogynistshaming, via decolonizeyourmind)
I picked this up for free at swapmeet not because im that much of a fan, but because my mom told me my lolo was a big fan. So growing up I always imagined my lolo as a brown Sinatra. #family #roots #yakapinmoangiyongpinnangalingan (Taken with Instagram)
Tell me why this joint looks like a prison? (Taken with Instagram)
Study: The ‘gateway drug’ is alcohol, not marijuana -
A study in the August edition of The Journal of School Health finds that the generations old theory of a “gateway drug” effect is in fact accurate for some drug users, but shifts the blame for those addicts’ escalating substance abuse away from marijuana and onto the most pervasive and socially accepted drug in American life: alcohol.
Using a nationally representative sample from the University of Michigan’s annual Monitoring the Future survey, the study blasts holes in drug war orthodoxy wide enough to drive a truck through, definitively proving that marijuana use is not the primary indicator of whether a person will move on to more dangerous substances.
“By delaying the onset of alcohol initiation, rates of both licit substance abuse like tobacco and illicit substance use like marijuana and other drugs will be positively affected, and they’ll hopefully go down,” study co-author Adam E. Barry, an assistant professor at the University of Florida’s Department of Health Education & Behavior, said in an exclusive interview.
While Barry’s study shows evidence that substance abuse behaviors can be predicted with a high degree of accuracy by examining a subject’s drug history, he believes that the persistent and misguided notion of marijuana as the primary gateway to more harmful substances went awry because its creators — who called it the “Stepping Stone Hypothesis” in the “Reefer Madness” era of the 1930s – fundamentally misread the data and failed to conduct an adequate follow-up.
“Some of these earlier iterations needed to be fleshed out,” Barry said. “That’s why we wanted to study this. The latest form of the gateway theory is that it begins with [marijuana] and moves on finally to what laypeople often call ‘harder drugs.’ As you can see from the findings of our study, it confirmed this gateway hypothesis, but it follows progression from licit substances, specifically alcohol, and moves on to illicit substances.”
As part of NAFCON NorCal’s daily prop as a countdown to SONA, its member organizations will be posting pictures of NAFCON US’s calls.San Fran Chrp joins with NAFCON in calling for a PRO-PEOPLE, PRO-IMM/MIGRANT POLICIES, NO TO LABOR EXPORT POLICY, and FAMILY REUNIFICATION NOW!
Please join NAFCON NorCal in support of BAYAN-USA’s “The People’s SONA” on July 23, 2012, 5:30pm at Union Square in San Francisco, CA.
For more information on NAFCON’s campaigns, visit www.nafconusa.org.