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9.4.14

Michael Che speaks to Jim Gilchrist, president of the Minuteman Project, about the “invasion” of immigrant children.

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charminglyuncommon:

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ACCESSORIES: Angelique

MODEL: Lavanyai (tokyosecret.tumblr.com)

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wakeupslaves:

did-you-kno:

Many of the families who were “helped” by ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition have gone into foreclosure on their new mega-sized homes due to excessive taxes, fees, and utility bills. Source

When white people help you

wakeupslaves:

did-you-kno:

Many of the families who were “helped” by ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition have gone into foreclosure on their new mega-sized homes due to excessive taxes, fees, and utility bills. Source

When white people help you

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jessehimself:

Pennsylvania Judge Sentenced For 28 Years For Selling Kids to the Prison System
Mark Ciavarella Jr, a 61-year old former judge in Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison for literally selling young juveniles for cash. He was convicted of accepting money in exchange for incarcerating thousands of adults and children into a prison facility owned by a developer who was paying him under the table. The kickbacks amounted to more than $1 million.The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has overturned some 4,000 convictions issued by him between 2003 and 2008, claiming he violated the constitutional rights of the juveniles – including the right to legal counsel and the right to intelligently enter a plea. Some of the juveniles he sentenced were as young as 10-years old.Ciavarella was convicted of 12 counts, including racketeering, money laundering, mail fraud and tax evasion. He was also ordered to repay $1.2 million in restitution.His “kids for cash” program has revealed that corruption is indeed within the prison system, mostly driven by the growth in private prisons seeking profits by any means necessary.
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Why might this not be a HUGE national story and his name not household? I’ll give you one guess what color those kids were.

Racism is institutionalized & systemic. This is what black people face, this is the reality.  

majiinboo:

jessehimself:

Pennsylvania Judge Sentenced For 28 Years For Selling Kids to the Prison System

Mark Ciavarella Jr, a 61-year old former judge in Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison for literally selling young juveniles for cash. He was convicted of accepting money in exchange for incarcerating thousands of adults and children into a prison facility owned by a developer who was paying him under the table. The kickbacks amounted to more than $1 million.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has overturned some 4,000 convictions issued by him between 2003 and 2008, claiming he violated the constitutional rights of the juveniles – including the right to legal counsel and the right to intelligently enter a plea. Some of the juveniles he sentenced were as young as 10-years old.

Ciavarella was convicted of 12 counts, including racketeering, money laundering, mail fraud and tax evasion. He was also ordered to repay $1.2 million in restitution.

His “kids for cash” program has revealed that corruption is indeed within the prison system, mostly driven by the growth in private prisons seeking profits by any means necessary.

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Why might this not be a HUGE national story and his name not household? I’ll give you one guess what color those kids were.

Racism is institutionalized & systemic. This is what black people face, this is the reality.  

(Source: thefreelioness, via eastafriqueen)

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beautiesofafrique:

Since Burundi’s independence in 1962, there have been two genocides. The 1972 mass killings of Hutus by the Tutsi-dominated army and the 1994 mass killings of Tutsis by the majority-Hutu populace.

1972 GENOCIDE

In the spring of 1972 the state of Burundi experienced massive bloodletting….