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August 12 2017

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jaxxgarcia:

one time in DND the DM went on a murder spree

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Hold up a second you’re a fucking nerd too lol 😂

August 11 2017

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creepy-top-hat-guy:

I mean America isn’t inherrently racist. There are racist people but that’s a minority not a majority

1. That’s a minority not a majority is a
2. This country was built on death and slavery of savage [insert non white] folk what the hell do you mean America isn’t inherently racist

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upthefemme:

athenagray:

i clearly don’t know how to cook for only one person*

*this implies that i’m a good cook at all. don’t be fooled. i can make a baked ziti well and that’s basically it lollll (at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

I’ve been trying to teach you how to cook for half our friendship.

😂

August 10 2017

jaxxgarcia:

Please see my story today omg. I posted it on both IG and Snapchat cause it was that funny but omg la pobre @jupitervelvet walked directly into a spider web and it was one of the funniest incidents i’ve ever had the pleasure of witnessing IG:@jaxx_garcia / SC:@llucifers

Your friend yelling Jaxx at the end was HILARIOUS

August 09 2017

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luminousfinn:

leiahoth:

we finally have a woman of color in Star Wars and according to reylos rose is a plain jane nobody who can’t be held to the same standard as Precious White Girl Rey

The fuck did they just say! Did they even bothered to read the parts of the article that mentions Rose or are they just straight out making things up again.

From the article:

“Everyone in the space, throughout the galaxy, would have heard about the young Jedi who discovered her powers and defeated Kylo Ren and the young former Stormtrooper who helped save the day,” Boyega says. “He’s a hero to people like Rose, who fight for the Resistance because their homes have been destroyed by the First Order.” (emphasis mine.)

So Rose’s home has been destroyed. Given the name of the squadron that she works for and her sister Paige fly for - Cobalt Squadron - there is a good chance that this is a form Republic Navy squadron and that they all are survivors of the Hosnia genocied. Either way Rose has lost her fucking home to the First Order and that is why she’s fighting!

But yeah, no traumatic past at all. Can’t they just say they give fuck all about Rose except as a possible LI for Finn so he’s safely out of the way?



And come on, how awesome would this be for a story. Rose who has lost everything but her sister and their squadron and who sees Finn as the hero who helped prevent it happen to anyone else. But Finn doesn’t feel like that hero at all, but he can see in her eyes and probably in the eyes of the rest of Cobalt Squadron that they need that hero. And he can’t turn them down.

Because he can’t leave people with no hope.

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johncribati:

PoC Ace & Aro positivity.

So like I’m all for ace/aro positivity. I love this addition to this. My one problem that I couldn’t put my finger on for a while is that the fist is the Black Power sign. Not PoC Power sign. Black Power sign.

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usa1776:

whenwewasfab:

rodham:

He’s too soft, he’s too hard, you would never be fuckin happy. If Clinton ass wipe of a husband had not gave them the capability to make anything nuclear this would not be happening.
Fuckin idiots.

People forget the missile guidance technology that Clinton sold to Chinab which is now in North Korea. If Clinton had done his job, if Bush Jr had done his job, if Obama had done his job; if typical politicians had all done their jobs instead of doing what politicians do which is leave messes for others to clean up….the NEW BRASS BALLS IN TOWN wouldn’t have to so what he’s about to do. Don’t blame Trump for facial dick slapping that has been going on in Washington for far too long. @whenwewasfab …. Well said.

It’s perfectly fine to point out the problems were are facing were started or compounded on by the previous presidents but that doesn’t suddenly absolve the current president of being held responsible for his actions.

They are ALL in the wrong.

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killme-sweetly:

becauseithrewgasandamatchonher:

killme-sweetly:

wlw-teens:

wonder-womans-wife:

wlw-teens:

Straight ally humor is making it sound like you’re gonna say something violently homophobic but then not because it’s so Funny and doesn’t make the Gays have a split second of fear from seeing so many real homophobic comments based like this and seeing a straight ally™ do this for likes is not good

I once heard someone say that ‘’’jokes’’’ like that are the equivalent of someone raising a hand as if to hit an abuse survivor, then laughing when you flinch. I think it’s an appropriate comparison.

That sounds… really accurate good addition pal

How do y'all even know this is a straight ally?? This could be a gay making a fucking joke.

*a gay* really? You typed that out and didn’t think there was anything wrong with this sentence

Not really. Homosexual sounds too formal, and I would like to say I’m anything but.

1. You should have said a gay person
2. Phrases such as “a gay” or “the gays” etc all have long histories steeped in oppression now I’m not saying you did that on purpose I’m just letting you know

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killme-sweetly:

wlw-teens:

wonder-womans-wife:

wlw-teens:

Straight ally humor is making it sound like you’re gonna say something violently homophobic but then not because it’s so Funny and doesn’t make the Gays have a split second of fear from seeing so many real homophobic comments based like this and seeing a straight ally™ do this for likes is not good

I once heard someone say that ‘’’jokes’’’ like that are the equivalent of someone raising a hand as if to hit an abuse survivor, then laughing when you flinch. I think it’s an appropriate comparison.

That sounds… really accurate good addition pal

How do y'all even know this is a straight ally?? This could be a gay making a fucking joke.

*a gay* really? You typed that out and didn’t think there was anything wrong with this sentence

August 08 2017

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afrolesbian:

I love tumblr honesty

I want to die.

August 07 2017

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subnauticalover:

gingersofficial:

gabetheghost:

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Fuck👏🏻them👏🏻up👏🏻Trish👏🏻

The fuck? Why are you people supporting her fucking up people’s relationships? And all just because she is getting mad because her colleagues are not happy about gay marriage? 

??? They are cheating ??? They are fucking up their own relationships??

Now Accepting Girlfriend Applications

millayyee:

You. YES you!! Be my girlfriend 💖. We can cuddle n shit. And we can give each other butt rubs 😩🤤

August 06 2017

that-random-guy-off-the-street:

becauseithrewgasandamatchonher:

that-random-guy-off-the-street:

becauseithrewgasandamatchonher:

that-random-guy-off-the-street:

becauseithrewgasandamatchonher:

@that-random-guy-off-the-street for one reason or another I can’t reblog the other post.

1. So you agree it’s wrong and yet here you’ve been this entire time using it to  try and rationalize it when in accordance to our law of the lands it’s irrational and dare I say it a corrupt way to behave.

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1. I agree that it shouldn’t be done, I’m just saying I understand the decision.

2. Half of the bolded stuff is general, like felonies and burglaries, which don’t give specifics on the crime. I’ll admit, I somehow managed to miss the parts that straight up say “identical crimes” part, but I also missed the part where those sources take information from a few cities and counties. I’m not sure how those few cities and counties are supposed to represent the whole country. It could be, but the sources provided aren’t sufficient evidence to show that.

1. So again rationalizing bad behavior.

2. So the point here is that you’ve got a starting point proof that systematic oppression happens somewhere America. If you wanna learn more that’s up to you to research because I’m at the point in my life where I’ve realized doing all the research for someone is a waste of time and if they want to learn they’ll do so and if not my point is proven.

Not to mention this researched and sourced information isn’t enough to point to a larger systematic oppression in America but the unsourced opinions of yours and your families is enough to prove otherwise for you?

My family, me, many others on here, the sources they’ve provided, etc.

The exact same thing can be said on my side. My family, me and many others on here.

The difference between the two of us I’ve provided sources that weren’t outdated.  I’ve provided sources that back up what I’m saying. These sources they’ve apparently got you have not provided. Not to mention when proven wrong about contraband you’re curiously silent on that front.

From your own behavior this feel like a waste of time.

No, if we kept going about contraband, it would just be us each repeating the same thing, over and over. It’s unnecessary.

Unfortunately, I don’t save too many sources, which is definitely a huge hit on my argument, of course. However, I wouldn’t say your sources are all that good, considering the extremely small population it focuses on, versus the sources I provided tbat account for the entire population.

If it feels like a waste of time, feel free to stop. I won’t be one of those assholes who decides I win because of how much I tired someone out.

You shouldn’t be repeating what you’re saying when I’ve proven you wrong about whose commiting the higher percentage of holding contraband. What you should be doing is answering the question why when the facts PROVE it’s white people doing it at a higher percent they are still starting Black people and other PoC.

Your sources were either 20+ years out of date or talked about who is more likely to commit crime which we both agree shouldn’t be the basis for law enforcement so you’re sources were useless in this conversation.

I’ll say it again. My source prove there’s systematic oppression in America now it’s your job to expand on that and learn more if you actually want to know more because if not this is a waste of time. I did what I was supposed to do for this argument.

that-random-guy-off-the-street:

becauseithrewgasandamatchonher:

that-random-guy-off-the-street:

becauseithrewgasandamatchonher:

@that-random-guy-off-the-street for one reason or another I can’t reblog the other post.

1. So you agree it’s wrong and yet here you’ve been this entire time using it to  try and rationalize it when in accordance to our law of the lands it’s irrational and dare I say it a corrupt way to behave.

Keep reading

1. I agree that it shouldn’t be done, I’m just saying I understand the decision.

2. Half of the bolded stuff is general, like felonies and burglaries, which don’t give specifics on the crime. I’ll admit, I somehow managed to miss the parts that straight up say “identical crimes” part, but I also missed the part where those sources take information from a few cities and counties. I’m not sure how those few cities and counties are supposed to represent the whole country. It could be, but the sources provided aren’t sufficient evidence to show that.

1. So again rationalizing bad behavior.

2. So the point here is that you’ve got a starting point proof that systematic oppression happens somewhere America. If you wanna learn more that’s up to you to research because I’m at the point in my life where I’ve realized doing all the research for someone is a waste of time and if they want to learn they’ll do so and if not my point is proven.

Not to mention this researched and sourced information isn’t enough to point to a larger systematic oppression in America but the unsourced opinions of yours and your families is enough to prove otherwise for you?

My family, me, many others on here, the sources they’ve provided, etc.

The exact same thing can be said on my side. My family, me and many others on here.

The difference between the two of us I’ve provided sources that weren’t outdated.  I’ve provided sources that back up what I’m saying. These sources they’ve apparently got you have not provided. Not to mention when proven wrong about contraband you’re curiously silent on that front.

From your own behavior this feel like a waste of time.

that-random-guy-off-the-street:

becauseithrewgasandamatchonher:

@that-random-guy-off-the-street for one reason or another I can’t reblog the other post.

1. So you agree it’s wrong and yet here you’ve been this entire time using it to  try and rationalize it when in accordance to our law of the lands it’s irrational and dare I say it a corrupt way to behave.

Keep reading

1. I agree that it shouldn’t be done, I’m just saying I understand the decision.

2. Half of the bolded stuff is general, like felonies and burglaries, which don’t give specifics on the crime. I’ll admit, I somehow managed to miss the parts that straight up say “identical crimes” part, but I also missed the part where those sources take information from a few cities and counties. I’m not sure how those few cities and counties are supposed to represent the whole country. It could be, but the sources provided aren’t sufficient evidence to show that.

1. So again rationalizing bad behavior.

2. So the point here is that you’ve got a starting point proof that systematic oppression happens somewhere America. If you wanna learn more that’s up to you to research because I’m at the point in my life where I’ve realized doing all the research for someone is a waste of time and if they want to learn they’ll do so and if not my point is proven.

Not to mention this researched and sourced information isn’t enough to point to a larger systematic oppression in America but the unsourced opinions of yours and your families is enough to prove otherwise for you?

@that-random-guy-off-the-street for one reason or another I can’t reblog the other post.

1. So you agree it’s wrong and yet here you’ve been this entire time using it to  try and rationalize it when in accordance to our law of the lands it’s irrational and dare I say it a corrupt way to behave.

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2. I feel like you didn’t even  read anything in this article:

It exposes the fact that African-American defendants get more time behind bars — sometimes twice the prison terms of whites with identical criminal histories — when they commit the same crimes under identical circumstances. It also shows how bias on the part of individual judges and prosecutors drives sentencing inequity.

In a fair system, black and white defendants who score the same number of points under this formula would spend the same time beyond bars. But The Herald-Tribune found that judges disregard the guidelines, sentencing black defendants to longer prison terms in 60 percent of felony cases, 68 percent of serious, first-degree crimes and 45 percent of burglaries. In third-degree felony cases — the least serious and broadest class of felonies — white Florida judges sentenced black defendants to 20 percent more prison time than white defendants.

The war on drugs weighs particularly heavily on black defendants. The police target their neighborhoods, herding people into a court system where judges are demonstrably harder on black offenders. The report found that nearly half of the counties in Florida sentenced African-Americans convicted of felony drug possession to more than double the jail time of whites — even when their backgrounds were the same.

(source)

Or even go to the hyperlink:

In Manatee County, judges sentence whites convicted of felony drug possession to an average of five months behind bars. They give blacks with identical charges and records more than a year.

• Florida’s sentencing system is broken. When defendants score the same points in the formula used to set criminal punishments — indicating they should receive equal sentences — blacks spend far longer behind bars. There is no consistency between judges in Tallahassee and those in Sarasota.

(source)

So either you’re lying and you didn’t read the article or you read it and your reading comprehension is non-existent

3. You really seem to not be getting what I am saying. Here:

Data compiled by the New York Police Department as a result of the city’s controversial focus on stop-and-frisk measures has shown that those suspects who were white were more often to be found in possession of weapons and drugs.

The analysis of 2012 statistics provided by the Public Advocate’s office shows that the likelihood that an African American detained for search would be found in possession of a weapon was half that of a white person.

Specifically, the New York Police Department uncovered a weapon in one out of every 49 stops of white New Yorkers, while for Latinos a weapon was found for every 71 stops, and for African Americans that number was 93 stops.

Meanwhile, the likelihood that a stop of an African American New Yorker would yield contraband was one-third less than that of white New Yorkers stopped.

The NYPD uncovered contraband in one out every 43 stops of white New Yorkers. By contrast, it took the Department 57 stops of Latinos and 61 stops of African Americans to uncover contraband.

(source) (source)

TL: DR; You’re wrong. White people are carrying contraband at a higher percentage.

I really feel like you’re just…dead set to like keep thinking there’s no link between the past and the present as it pertains to slavery and systematic oppression regardless of what is presented to you. This feels like a waste of my time. Like I’m beating a dead horse or something.

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becauseithrewgasandamatchonher:

that-random-guy-off-the-street:

lagonegirl:

this tread 

Boy, do I love it when people pretend that slavery in America has any effect on anything today. I don’t know about you, but my grandfather facing racism as a kid and his grandfather being in chains has literally no effect on me now, because I am a dfferent person and this is a different time. And, to be clear, I’m not saying there isn’t still racism today. There absolutely is, and even with my pale ass skin, even with just one eighth of African American, I face racism for being black. But, I’m sure as hell not going to start victimizing myself or become a racist myself, or try to justify giving benefits to people based on the color of their skin, like what was supposed to be done with 50 years ago.

So what you’re saying is you’re living in some uneducated fantasy world where you never thought to research the link between slavery and today?

Glad you’re honest.

Well, if I’m so incorrect, I’d love for you to educate me.

Alright well I suggest you check out the New Jim Crow. It talks about mass incarceration.

Look into the sequence of events: slavery -> vagrancy laws -> the disproportionate criminalization and jailing of Black people [Prison Industrial Complex]

Disproportionate to what? Other races? The amount of crime actually being done? I just need more specificity.

So I realized I hadn’t replied back to this. Based on our own population size and based on others.

For example. A white person and a Black person commit the same crime. The Black person is more likely to get a longer harsher sentence than the white person.

Well, if the problem is based on population, it’d probably be better if less black people commit crimes.

And do you have a source or anything to support your second paragraph?

You’re totally right. It would also probably be better if the stuff that causes crime didn’t disproportionately affect Black people. Like poverty. Like overcriminalization.

Yeah actually. [https://www.google.com/amp/s/mobile.nytimes.com/2016/12/17/opinion/sunday/unequal-sentences-for-blacks-and-whites.amp.html]

So here’s a side question. I saw you’re only 1/8th Black. Do you look like what oeop le associate with Black? Are you white passing because if you are that might be one of the reasons you don’t understand stuff in the past is affecting stuff in the present because it isn’t effecting you because of how you look.

True, it is unfortunate that many black families are in poverty, but this isn’t necessarily something that anyone can really fix, people just have to work hard and hope for the best, as sucky as it is.

I’ll check out the link later, but I can’t right now since I’m on mobile.

Also, I am white passing, in the first block of text I put I had said “even with my pale ass skin… I face racism for being black.” Even if I personally don’t have black skin, I guarantee you I could go to my family members woth dark skin (and I have) and they’d agree there’s not currently much of an impact.

Okay but poverty disproportionately affects Black people due to racism. Such as racism in the job market. Such as over criminalization which makes criminals out of people and then makes them more susceptible to poverty due to how we treat ex-cons. 

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I do agree that criminalization is a problem since, even after learning their lesson and becoming better people, criminals are still seen as horrible people no matter what, which is definitely unfair, but it’s certainly not racism because that happens regardless of race.

Well, at first you said “you must not get it because your skin is lighter,” but now that I bring up the experience of those with darker skin, it doesn’t count anymore? I of course understand that racism does still exist, but it’s certainly not automatically systematic oppression.

It is racism if Black people are targeted because they are Black. The War on Drugs targeted Black people specifically that’s racism. Cops when it comes to quotas target Black people and other PoC specifically. That’s racism despite when the evidence tells them they should be targeting white people.  

Keep reading

Well, while I don’t support the practice of quotas in police forces, I can understand going for African Americans between 16 and 21, since that’s the group with the highest amount of crime. I don’t think it’s the right way to go, but I understand it, at least.

Okey dokey, just seemed like backpedaling because you didn’t say that second part until I had a counterexample for the first.

*despite when the evidence says they should be targeting white people.“ Stop n Frisk in New York determined that while cops were frisking PoC white people were the ones more likely to carry contraband and yet they were still targeting PoC.

@that-random-guy-off-the-street can your source that 16 - 21?

I should correct myself, after l looked it up to find my source, that 16-21 statistic is pretty outdated, and from ~1994, although overall studies show that before middle age, crime-comitting decreases.

That’s contraband specifically, not crime overall.

They’re still racially targeting Black people despite evidence to the contrary so my point stands.

Because overall, black people commit more crime.

Source it.

I should rephrase btw, a higher percentage of black people are committing crimes, rather than amount alone. While about 3% of european americans have been arrested for crimes, while about 5% of african americans have been arrested for crimes. In addition, although only making up about 12.2% of the population, african americans commit about 28.3% of crimes. So while overall, white americans commit more crimes, there is a higher percentage chance that an african american will have commited a crime if you stop them than if a european american is stopped. I still don’t support the practice of just stopping random people based on race, but the practice at the very least makes some kind of logical sense.
@becauseithrewgasandamatchonher sorry, forgot the sources https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demography_of_the_United_States https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2013/crime-in-the-u.s.-2013/tables/table-43

1. In regards to contraband the facts prove white people are the ones that carry it vs Black people and yet they are still targeting Black people in regards to CONTRABAND. Not crime contraband. If all this is about the facts why is this situation still happening.

2. I can agree that AA are more likely to commit crime but that’s not how our criminal justice system is supposed to work. You shouldn’t be targeting people because of the crime you think they’re going to commit.

3. At the end of the day none of this changes the fact that poverty and crime are intrinsically linked and Black people are disproportionately affected by that due to several factors such as harsher sentencing and racist job hiring practices. Or how the war on drugs targeted Black people when white people do just as many drugs if not more.

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lagonegirl:

this tread 

Boy, do I love it when people pretend that slavery in America has any effect on anything today. I don’t know about you, but my grandfather facing racism as a kid and his grandfather being in chains has literally no effect on me now, because I am a dfferent person and this is a different time. And, to be clear, I’m not saying there isn’t still racism today. There absolutely is, and even with my pale ass skin, even with just one eighth of African American, I face racism for being black. But, I’m sure as hell not going to start victimizing myself or become a racist myself, or try to justify giving benefits to people based on the color of their skin, like what was supposed to be done with 50 years ago.

So what you’re saying is you’re living in some uneducated fantasy world where you never thought to research the link between slavery and today?

Glad you’re honest.

Well, if I’m so incorrect, I’d love for you to educate me.

Alright well I suggest you check out the New Jim Crow. It talks about mass incarceration.

Look into the sequence of events: slavery -> vagrancy laws -> the disproportionate criminalization and jailing of Black people [Prison Industrial Complex]

Disproportionate to what? Other races? The amount of crime actually being done? I just need more specificity.

So I realized I hadn’t replied back to this. Based on our own population size and based on others.

For example. A white person and a Black person commit the same crime. The Black person is more likely to get a longer harsher sentence than the white person.

Well, if the problem is based on population, it’d probably be better if less black people commit crimes.

And do you have a source or anything to support your second paragraph?

You’re totally right. It would also probably be better if the stuff that causes crime didn’t disproportionately affect Black people. Like poverty. Like overcriminalization.

Yeah actually. [https://www.google.com/amp/s/mobile.nytimes.com/2016/12/17/opinion/sunday/unequal-sentences-for-blacks-and-whites.amp.html]

So here’s a side question. I saw you’re only 1/8th Black. Do you look like what oeop le associate with Black? Are you white passing because if you are that might be one of the reasons you don’t understand stuff in the past is affecting stuff in the present because it isn’t effecting you because of how you look.

True, it is unfortunate that many black families are in poverty, but this isn’t necessarily something that anyone can really fix, people just have to work hard and hope for the best, as sucky as it is.

I’ll check out the link later, but I can’t right now since I’m on mobile.

Also, I am white passing, in the first block of text I put I had said “even with my pale ass skin… I face racism for being black.” Even if I personally don’t have black skin, I guarantee you I could go to my family members woth dark skin (and I have) and they’d agree there’s not currently much of an impact.

Okay but poverty disproportionately affects Black people due to racism. Such as racism in the job market. Such as over criminalization which makes criminals out of people and then makes them more susceptible to poverty due to how we treat ex-cons. 

Keep reading

I do agree that criminalization is a problem since, even after learning their lesson and becoming better people, criminals are still seen as horrible people no matter what, which is definitely unfair, but it’s certainly not racism because that happens regardless of race.

Well, at first you said “you must not get it because your skin is lighter,” but now that I bring up the experience of those with darker skin, it doesn’t count anymore? I of course understand that racism does still exist, but it’s certainly not automatically systematic oppression.

It is racism if Black people are targeted because they are Black. The War on Drugs targeted Black people specifically that’s racism. Cops when it comes to quotas target Black people and other PoC specifically. That’s racism despite when the evidence tells them they should be targeting white people.  

Keep reading

Well, while I don’t support the practice of quotas in police forces, I can understand going for African Americans between 16 and 21, since that’s the group with the highest amount of crime. I don’t think it’s the right way to go, but I understand it, at least.

Okey dokey, just seemed like backpedaling because you didn’t say that second part until I had a counterexample for the first.

*despite when the evidence says they should be targeting white people.“ Stop n Frisk in New York determined that while cops were frisking PoC white people were the ones more likely to carry contraband and yet they were still targeting PoC.

@that-random-guy-off-the-street can your source that 16 - 21?

I should correct myself, after l looked it up to find my source, that 16-21 statistic is pretty outdated, and from ~1994, although overall studies show that before middle age, crime-comitting decreases.

That’s contraband specifically, not crime overall.

They’re still racially targeting Black people despite evidence to the contrary so my point stands.

Because overall, black people commit more crime.

Source it.

@that-random-guy-off-the-street ALSO in my example white people are the ones who are carrying more contraband. This is an example about people being stopped and frisked for contraband so white people are doing it more and yet they aren’t targeting them.
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that-random-guy-off-the-street:

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that-random-guy-off-the-street:

becauseithrewgasandamatchonher:

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lagonegirl:

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Boy, do I love it when people pretend that slavery in America has any effect on anything today. I don’t know about you, but my grandfather facing racism as a kid and his grandfather being in chains has literally no effect on me now, because I am a dfferent person and this is a different time. And, to be clear, I’m not saying there isn’t still racism today. There absolutely is, and even with my pale ass skin, even with just one eighth of African American, I face racism for being black. But, I’m sure as hell not going to start victimizing myself or become a racist myself, or try to justify giving benefits to people based on the color of their skin, like what was supposed to be done with 50 years ago.

So what you’re saying is you’re living in some uneducated fantasy world where you never thought to research the link between slavery and today?

Glad you’re honest.

Well, if I’m so incorrect, I’d love for you to educate me.

Alright well I suggest you check out the New Jim Crow. It talks about mass incarceration.

Look into the sequence of events: slavery -> vagrancy laws -> the disproportionate criminalization and jailing of Black people [Prison Industrial Complex]

Disproportionate to what? Other races? The amount of crime actually being done? I just need more specificity.

So I realized I hadn’t replied back to this. Based on our own population size and based on others.

For example. A white person and a Black person commit the same crime. The Black person is more likely to get a longer harsher sentence than the white person.

Well, if the problem is based on population, it’d probably be better if less black people commit crimes.

And do you have a source or anything to support your second paragraph?

You’re totally right. It would also probably be better if the stuff that causes crime didn’t disproportionately affect Black people. Like poverty. Like overcriminalization.

Yeah actually. [https://www.google.com/amp/s/mobile.nytimes.com/2016/12/17/opinion/sunday/unequal-sentences-for-blacks-and-whites.amp.html]

So here’s a side question. I saw you’re only 1/8th Black. Do you look like what oeop le associate with Black? Are you white passing because if you are that might be one of the reasons you don’t understand stuff in the past is affecting stuff in the present because it isn’t effecting you because of how you look.

True, it is unfortunate that many black families are in poverty, but this isn’t necessarily something that anyone can really fix, people just have to work hard and hope for the best, as sucky as it is.

I’ll check out the link later, but I can’t right now since I’m on mobile.

Also, I am white passing, in the first block of text I put I had said “even with my pale ass skin… I face racism for being black.” Even if I personally don’t have black skin, I guarantee you I could go to my family members woth dark skin (and I have) and they’d agree there’s not currently much of an impact.

Okay but poverty disproportionately affects Black people due to racism. Such as racism in the job market. Such as over criminalization which makes criminals out of people and then makes them more susceptible to poverty due to how we treat ex-cons. 

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I do agree that criminalization is a problem since, even after learning their lesson and becoming better people, criminals are still seen as horrible people no matter what, which is definitely unfair, but it’s certainly not racism because that happens regardless of race.

Well, at first you said “you must not get it because your skin is lighter,” but now that I bring up the experience of those with darker skin, it doesn’t count anymore? I of course understand that racism does still exist, but it’s certainly not automatically systematic oppression.

It is racism if Black people are targeted because they are Black. The War on Drugs targeted Black people specifically that’s racism. Cops when it comes to quotas target Black people and other PoC specifically. That’s racism despite when the evidence tells them they should be targeting white people.  

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Well, while I don’t support the practice of quotas in police forces, I can understand going for African Americans between 16 and 21, since that’s the group with the highest amount of crime. I don’t think it’s the right way to go, but I understand it, at least.

Okey dokey, just seemed like backpedaling because you didn’t say that second part until I had a counterexample for the first.

*despite when the evidence says they should be targeting white people.“ Stop n Frisk in New York determined that while cops were frisking PoC white people were the ones more likely to carry contraband and yet they were still targeting PoC.

@that-random-guy-off-the-street can your source that 16 - 21?

I should correct myself, after l looked it up to find my source, that 16-21 statistic is pretty outdated, and from ~1994, although overall studies show that before middle age, crime-comitting decreases.

That’s contraband specifically, not crime overall.

They’re still racially targeting Black people despite evidence to the contrary so my point stands.

Because overall, black people commit more crime.

Source it.

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