Posts Tagged ‘race’
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Civil Forfeiture. “Oliver references a September report from The Washington Post, which states that, since 9/11, police have seized $2.5 billion in 61,998 cash seizures from people ‘who were not charged with a crime.’ ‘Under civil forfeiture laws, your property is guilty until you prove it innocent.'” Read the rest of this entry »
When 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Richard A. Posner speaks, for better or for worse, lawyers, Judges, and Supreme Court Justices listen. “Posner authored the Opinion in the the decision of Crawford v Marion County, the 7th Circuit decision in 2008 that upheld Indiana’s “Voter ID” law.”
So it is significant that he now wants to revisit the issue: Read the rest of this entry »
Someone I’ll call Brett posted on Facebook a link to an article titled Check the Race Box or Else . It indicated that, according to the Boston Globe:
“Newly hired [City of Boston] employees fill out forms… that ask them to indicate their gender and to identify their race or ethnicity in one of five categories Read the rest of this entry »
I’ve studiously avoided writing about the shooting death in Ferguson, MO of 18 year-old Michael Brown, who was black and apparently unarmed, by a white policeman, mostly out of desire not just to repeat, or refute, what others have said. What’s indisputable, however, is that Americans are divided racially on the shooting.
Some (seriously) blame President Obama, because he hasn’t brought that “post-racial” country they were expecting, which they believe he promised. In fact, almost every time he’s attempted to talk about racial issues, it has not gone well with a good chunk of the American public.
So I don’t want to discuss the particulars of Brown’s shooting Read the rest of this entry »
Every Black History Month, I put together some recent articles about race for the adult education class in my church, and how the reason we still have Black History Month is because there’s still weird stuff going on. This year was better/worse than ever, with items like the issue of some noted cases of Shopping While Black or even Working While Black.
Hey, that Duck Dynasty guy said HE never saw any racism when he was growing up with black people, so it’s a good chance that racism never really existed at all.
But this really bowled me over: Study Finds White Americans Believe They Experience More Racism Than African Americans.
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