We’re about to find out if she’s right —and it sounds about right (to me anyway)
Four things we know NOW:
1) Cannabis arrests have been increasing: in 2012 alone, police made one marijuana arrest every 42 seconds
One would think that the legalization of pot would cause a decrease of those arrests, HOWEVER
3) The price of legalized marijuana will probably go up…way UP
and that alone increases the likelihood of an illegal underground market
4) Like nearly every other criminal arrest, marijuana arrests are very heavily racially biased
So…IF a significant number of cannabis arrests are still made in Colorado due to an illegal underground market, and (or?) IF the for-profit, private prisons still need to be provided with a fresh supply of disproportionately Black and Latino inmates, all of that corporate greed & racial bias won’t just evaporate away into thin air. Those are not terribly big ifs, but time will soon tell
remember: racism and racial bias in the criminal “justice” system is ALWAYS at play and this IS Colorado we’re talking about (where the ONLY three men on death row are ALL BLACK — in a state that has only 4 percent Black people)
Very interesting. Hadn’t thought of this. UGH. But the War On Drugs was always the War on Brown People with Drugs.
SEE THE ZINES AT THE END?
It’s why I love zines, they are inclusive, you can make it, you can control it, you can do it all x
This is a really awesome little comic, but I hate the way it erases bisexuality. The Riot Grrl movement started out as a bisexual movement, a feminist bi women’s subculture. I’m not into punk, and I don’t know much about it, but I do know that. But I guess it doesn’t count for the writer of this comic?
Wow, really? We had something entirely our own? Do you have any sources for that, because if I ever mention it so someone I can bet they’ll attempt to say I’m wrong.
Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution (Warning: treatment of bisexuality is biphobic).
"I guess it doesn’t count for the writer of this comic"
I wrote a comic prioritizing the presence of people of color in punk and radical politics, some of whom are queer and trans, for once, because very few other people will
And of course
I must be erasing the white, cis, bisexual women who kept riot grrrl lily white and ciscentric as fuck, and to this day have many books and movies (and even a forthcoming video game!) highlighting their contributions to cis, white feminism.
Nope I can’t.
This wasn’t even a comic about riot grrrl either. Women in punk doesn’t automatically equal riot grrrl.
damnit tumblr you need to stop. i have dishes to wash. i do not have time for you and your truth, social justice, beautiful woc, witty gifs and pictures of food I cannot eat.
I have to go raise my poor teething son.
stop being this wonderful space for me to express my feelings and share those feelings with like minded people. stop being so much better than facebook. STOP IT WITH THE PICTURES OF KITTENS AND BEYONCE.
i know what you’re trying to do.
i’m an adult and I will quit you.
The first time I had ever thought about this was in college a couple years ago when I was living with a girl whose mother was African American and whose father was Puerto Rican. She said she considered herself black because all her friends were black; Latinas didn’t accept her because she didn’t speak Spanish. It was a foreign concept to me then. How can you just choose to be one? How can they “not accept you? facts are facts?” Ahhhhh silly naive Chrys not understanding white supremacy and the social construction of race.
Now I have a son whose father is Colombian. I’ve already had to have some of those uncomfortable conversations with his family about not calling my son “negrito” and not calling his or my curly hair “bad”. The woman filling out my questionnaire for our insurance only checked off the “Black” box when I told her my son was Latino and Black. My son will be 6 months next week.
I always knew racism was terrible and real. It never broke my heart as much as it does now. Because even before he was born they were already slapping him with prejudiced terms. Because his own blood has already decided he is too much my son to be the same as them. Because last year I watched the American Legal system decide it was ok to gun down black boys in the street.
He can’t even sit up yet.
Times like this I just stare at him and pray that having this child, the greatest joy of my life, doesn’t just end up being the most selfish thing I’ve ever done. I pray that this world doesn’t come for him.
Shit tumblr. This is why I don’t come here. You trap me in my feelings.
please guys send me hip hop, r&b really any music with a good beat by poc that will not make me cringe or say “problematic” like a pretentious jerk forever.
i am drowning in childish gambino sighs, jay z eye rolls and kanye west tears because of my ignorance. i just want to appreciate talent without memorizing oppressive lyrics plz help thank you bye.
if someone knows a woman with a ~6 month old who keeps her hair natural and manages to do regular twist outs-please forward me her advice, her info, her name, her secrets, her life or SOMETHING.
because that means she is showering.
and i need to know how this is.
i need to watch these and with any luck, add to the list