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From lone gunmen on hills to mass movements. Depressing as hell, really.
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The Racist Truth Of The War On Drugs: Legalize It All, by Dan Baum

The Racist Truth Of The War On Drugs: Legalize It All, by Dan Baum | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it
At the time, I was writing a book about the politics of drug prohibition. I started to ask Ehrlichman a series of earnest, wonky questions that he impatiently waved away. “You want to know what this was really all about?” he asked with the bluntness of a man who, after public disgrace and a stretch in federal prison, had little left to protect. “The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”
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Days before Belgium, there were two terror attacks you may not have heard about

Days before Belgium, there were two terror attacks you may not have heard about | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it
Days before Belgium, there were two terror attacks you may not have heard about

The city of Brussels was rocked by explosions Tuesday morning, leaving at least 26 people dead and 130 others injured. Just days before all this, however, there were actually not one, but two bombings you may not have heard about — both in Turkey.  
On March 13, a car bomb in the capital city of Ankara exploded leaving at least 37 people dead and more than 100 injured, according to the Turkish health ministry. On Saturday, an ISIS-connected suicide bomber killed at least four in a busy tourist area in Istanbul. Leaving many asking one question about the reaction.
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The lynching of Jesse Washington

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The lynching of Jesse Washington.

Washington was beaten with shovels and bricks,was castrated, and his ears were cut off. A tree supported the iron chain that lifted him above the fire. Jesse attempted to climb up the skillet hot chain. For this, the men cut off his fingers.

Jesse was 15.

1916.

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Genocide, the British don't want you to know about - They systematically starved to death over 60 millions of Eastern Indians!

Genocide, the British don't want you to know about - They systematically starved to death over 60 millions of Eastern Indians! | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it

Comment by: Eimhin 


All the while the railways, as in India, and the canals were busy with the armed and guarded traffic of food and other forms of our wealth in pursuit of that ‘freedom’ bestowed by ‘the market’.


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Community Village Sites's curator insight, January 11, 6:03 PM

The 'invisible' hand of 'the market'. 

The 'invisible' hand of 'capitalism'.


It's visible now!

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Study: 80% of female migrants who cross US-Mexico border are raped

Study: 80% of female migrants who cross US-Mexico border are raped | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it
How do many migrant women prepare for the likelihood of being raped? They take birth control as their journey begins.
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“We thought we’d be safe”: Islan Nettles, the New Jersey 4 and the illusion of security for LGBTQ people of color

“We thought we’d be safe”: Islan Nettles, the New Jersey 4 and the illusion of security for LGBTQ people of color | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it
A frightening look at what happens when LGBTQ women of color refuse to accept street harassment and other violence

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Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Was Struck at Least 6 Times

Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Was Struck at Least 6 Times | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it


"A private, family-requested autopsy shows that Michael Brown was shot at least six timestwice in the head — with all of the bullets striking him in the front."

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“The sheer number of bullets and the way they were scattered all over his body showed this police officer had a brazen disregard for the very people he was supposed to protect in that community,” Mr. Crump said. “We want to make sure people understand what this case is about: This case is about a police officer executing a young unarmed man in broad daylight.

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‘You’re not supposed to shoot so many times,’ said Dr. Baden



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50 Years *sigh*

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Today, June 21st, is my birthday; I turn 50. I feel pretty much the same way I did when I wrote this two years ago, "A lifetime of so little progress is just too much."; only more so. *sigh* I was ...
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Did you know that George Washington Carver, the master scientist, was physically castrated at a very young ag by his White plantation owners?

Did you know that George Washington Carver, the master scientist, was physically castrated at a very young ag by his White plantation owners? | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it

Back male slaves that were assigned to work in their master’s house were often castrated. 

Although it was the white slave owner that were raping their black slaves (males, females and children ) they —with an absurd degree of hypocrisy —believed that black males were sexual deviant that could not control their sexual urges.


The slave owners therefor believe that such castration of innocent Black boys was necessary to protect their daughters and...

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The missing women you don’t hear about: How the media fails Indigenous communities

The missing women you don’t hear about: How the media fails Indigenous communities | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it
When indigenous women disappear, their cases often get little coverage -- and their identities can be erased
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A Report from Occupied Territory

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 Negroes have always held, the lowest jobs, the most menial jobs, which are now being destroyed by automation. No remote provision has yet been made to absorb this labor surplus. Furthermore, the Negro's education, North and South, remains, almost totally, a segregated education. And, the police treat the Negro like a dog.
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Published in July of 1966; on police brutality in New York and the race riots of 1964.

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Published in July of 1966; on police brutality in New York and the race riots of 1964.

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Published in July of 1966; on police brutality in New York and the race riots of 1964.

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Stop George Zimmerman and Promoter Damon Feldman from using murder & racial hate in America for Profit | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government

Stop George Zimmerman and Promoter Damon Feldman from using murder & racial hate in America for Profit | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it

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Masculinity, Bullying and the Locker Room

Masculinity, Bullying and the Locker Room | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it

The Dolphins have indefinitely suspended Incognito for conduct detrimental to the team because his actions [against Martin], if true, are morally abominable and potential violations of workplace laws. Still, there are NFL personnel people and active and former players who believe Martin handled the situation poorly by allowing it to spill out of the locker room and into the public.

That's not to say they're defending Incognito. They're not in any way, shape or form. But they do believe there is an unwritten rule that player business should be handled in the locker room by the players themselves, particularly when the actions are as vile as those attributed to Incognito. "I think Jonathan Martin is a weak person," said one personnel man, speaking on the condition of anonymity. [do I even need to point out the hypocrisy of calling someone weak in character and NOT putting their name on the record?!?]


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Isn't hiding and keeping the "locker room" mentality exactly what helped abusers like Jerry Sandusky at Penn State?

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This ESPN article and SI article have me thinking about the culture of the locker room and the spaces of machismo that are cultivated there away from the view of the rest of society.  This is a rather important topic to me personally because I was victimized and systematically bullied in the locker room as a kid; I see a connection between what happens at the highest level of sports infusing the images that high school and little league kids aspire to have in their lives.  I was driving home listening to this particular Colin Cowherd radio show and was surprised how much I agreed with what he said.  Much of the backlash on this story has centered on the supposed “wussification of society.”  Sports are that great bastion of hyper-masculinity that rewards behavior that in other social circles would never be culturally unacceptable away from the field of play or the locker room.  Most locker rooms are fine, but expecting them to be self-policying is the type of scenario that bullies actively seek.  I think that those that defend the system’s code of silence fail to realize how they are a part of the system that empowers the bullies to victimize and take advantage of those that prefer more thoughtful, civilized interactions as ways to resolve disputes.  Any comment I’ve heard that has criticized Martin usually ends up tells me more about that commenter than it does to explain the situation. 

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Isn't hiding and keeping the "locker room" mentality exactly what helped abusers like Jerry Sandusky at Penn State?

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In Miami players Incognito and Martin had some locker room differences with one another. Incognito was accused of bullying Martin. Although completely in the wrong the NFL and many other poeple believe that Martin should have confronted him in the locker room or went to the coach. Instead he leaked it to the press and it became a public issue.
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The Racism Filter (Or, Reading Between Race Lines by Skimming Lines)

The Racism Filter (Or, Reading Between Race Lines by Skimming Lines) | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it

You need to keep scrolling, reading; because if you don’t, your lack of attention is as bad as the lack of context. And then “Well done Tumblr. You posted a picture without context and made two of the nicest people look like complete monsters.” becomes “Well done lazy reader. You now think two of the nicest people look like complete monsters.”


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What can happen when you are a sloppy writer/publisher, when you are a lazy reader.

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What can happen when you are a sloppy writer/publisher, when you are a lazy reader.

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Was Hitler evil?

Was Hitler evil? | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it

"Was Hitler evil?

 

Most White Americans will say yes: he killed 6 million Jews in the Holocaust! But to avoid any double standard we should apply the same moral reasoning White Americans apply to their own history."


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Community Village Sites's curator insight, August 18, 2013 5:42 AM

I don't think the word 'evil' is helpful because that is a religious term.  

 

Would we say that someone born as a psychopath is evil? I suppose if one is religious they would say that.  

 

Psychopaths lack the neurophysiological “hardwiring” that enables them to care about people's feelings. 

 

Psychopathy affects approximately 1 percent of the United States general population and 20 percent to 30 percent of the male and female U.S. prison population. 


The danger in every community and nation is that it only takes one psychopath to get into a position of power (or get their hands on a gun) to end up doing massive harm. 


Click through to read Abagond's post - then we can ask ourselves if U.S. culture is evil or psychotic. 

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We just had a similar talk at home with the kids while watching "Who Do You Think You Are?" (The episode with Chelsea Handler serching her German & Jewish family background.)

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