Ongoing protests in Gulfport over the police killing 15yo Jaheim McMillan. Four months and no footage has been released and they won’t even say what cop shot him. There needs to be federal laws on handling of police shootings; as long as it is up to cops what is released there won’t be accountability
Remember the thread derail about how food couldn’t be racist (regarding Aramark deciding to serve chicken, waffles, and watermelon on the first day of Black History Month)?
Banana peels. Yes, food can be aggressively racist:
Ugh. Remember those cops who posted Halloween photos including their “Black-o-lantern,” made from a watermelon instead of a pumpkin?
They know exactly what they’re doing.
Yesterday was the anniversary of the 1909 founding of the NAACP:
The history of the anthem, “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing:”
ETA more facts: 4 Things You Didn’t Know About "Lift Every Voice and Sing"
More on that…
I will also note that there is an ongoing attempt to carve Buckhead (which is whiter, and wealthier than the rest of ATL) out of the city here in ATL… representatives who do not represent any districts in the city are once again trying to get this passed as a ballot measure…
(Excerpt) “[The study] suggests that the well-documented Black-white gap in infant and maternal health that’s been discussed a lot in recent years is not just explained by differences in economic circumstances,” said Maya Rossin-Slater, an economist studying health policy at Stanford and an author of the study. “It suggests it’s much more structural.”
Just heard something about this on NPR this week. They’ve been doing a whole series over the last few years so it was hard to find the one I heard, but same takeaway.
Basically, wealthy Black women have worse outcomes than impoverished white women. Fuckety fuck.
Same statistics for incarceration and police violence. A wealthy Black man is more likely to be incarcerated or beaten/shot/killed by police than a poor White man. That even factors in multigenerational socioeconomic status.
I had to look that last one up as a counter to a bigot who said that Black professional athletes and celebrities skew the statistics. Nope.
Surviving incarceration is yet another issue, especially with too many prisons providing inadequate healthcare:
The particulars here are heinous… and normal in the world of prosecuters and cops.
Look who’s back. It’s John McWhorter, the official Black Best Friend™ of the NYT’s white “liberal” readers trying to make them feel comfy.
Person known for saying stupid things says stupid things in a publication dedicated to spreading stupid things. I hate that this has any currency in our society.
Emory Douglas art for the BPP…