On July 20, 1969, with 600 million people watching on TV, an American crew landed on the Moon—the first people ever to walk on another world. The Apollo 11 mission had three crew members: Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, who piloted the craft that would return them to Earth, while the others became the first two men ever to walk its surface.

Learn more about this historic event

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A Black man holding a wallet is more likely to be shot by the police than a White man holding a gun.

In 2002, a study by Joshua Correll and colleagues, called The Police Officer’s Dilemma, revealed a phenomenon also known as shooter-bias 

The study found that people hesitated longer to shoot an armed white target (and they were more likely to accidentally not shoot). Participants were quicker and more accurate with black armed targets but there were more “false alarms” (shooting them when they were unarmed). These effects were present even though participants did not hold any explicit discriminatory views and wanted to treat all targets fairly

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These effects were present even though participants did not hold any explicit discriminatory views and wanted to treat all targets fairly”

You’ve got to be kidding me. That’s total bullshit. If you’re going to shoot an unarmed black person and then claim to not have discriminatory views …What a crock of shit. 

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got that a little bass ackwards there, I think…first the subject claimed no (explicit) racial biases, and THEN they took the test which proved that, yes, they *did* have (implicit) racial bias

TBH though, focusing on that part of the study is, for me anyway, nearly beside the point —it’s like burying the lede: A Black man holding a wallet is more likely to be shot by the police than a White man holding a gun. That sentence is troubling enough without reading beyond the word ‘police’

Like I almost don’t give af about the whys, that experiment is proof enough that racial bias causes unjustified shootings (as if anyone seriously needs more convincing) and I just want it all to stop before more Black people like me are shot for no other reason than the color of our skin

but…if we gotta examine that last sentence, there’s nothing problematic with it, unless you’re interpreting it to say that the participants (or the authors meant that the participants) were not racist

It didn’t say that, and that’s kinda the whole point of the study: will your (white people) actions really match up to your claims?

like why even bother running this experiment on people who ALREADY freely admit to being virulent racists? What would that even prove?

breaking it down:

A) “These effects were present even though participants did not hold any explicit discriminatory views”

translation: test subjects *thought* they aren’t racist because they don’t use the n-word or voted for PBO or some ish like that —a lot of racists actually believe those two things alone eternally exempts them from being a racist

B) “…and wanted to treat all targets fairly” again, what the participants said, allegedly thought, or claimed they “wanted” doesn’t really count after they took a test which blatantly exposed that their actions proved every bit as racist as the actions of…well, a racist

the “Read More” link (in the original post above) and it’s article about Kofi Adu-Brempong goes into it a little more and isn’t giving any white person a pass for being “not racist”    it just shows that implicit racial bias can manifest in the same way—and is frequently just as deadly—as explicit racial bias

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After 40 years of impoverished black men getting prison time for selling weed, white men are planning to get rich doing the same things. So that’s why I think we have to start talking about reparations for the war on drugs. How do we repair the harms caused?

Michelle Alexander  (via lugardepiedras)

Always reblog, because I’ve noticed the media salivating over all these *white* weed entrepreneurs for being so “ingenious” and “savvy businessmen”, while ignoring the the mostly Black, Brown and poor victims and survivors of Amerikkka’s “War On Drugs”, and the ongoing racist and classist injustices that keep locking away Black, Brown and poor people in masses while giving white people who commit the same offenses less or no jail time at all.

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And it costs like $8,000 non-refundable application fee to even get started running a legal weed shop.

WHO had access to that kinda money?


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and that’s when it came up and swallowed me millionth dollar


and that’s when it came up and swallowed me millionth dollar

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Literally the only time Republicans remotely admit slavery even existed, yet alone that it was a bad thing, is to slam the first Black president

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New Yorkers will vehemently argue over which borough is the best but best believe when that one random dude comes out of nowhere like “Cali better than all them shits” he getting jumped; unity

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I am not superwoman. My mother is not superwoman. My mother’s mother is not superwoman. I am, we are, soft. Can shatter. Crumble in your hands. Our survival does not mean we prosper. We are like other women but unlike them. So do not tell us we can handle anything. We only seem like superwoman, a figment of your imagination, because you have forced our lives to be perpetual labor with only seconds of relief. If we carry the world on our shoulders and the children on our backs, what are we but your glorified mules slapped with guilt praises of perseverance and strength. Our bones and our blood and our sweat have built the wealth of nations. Our burial should not be the first time we rest.
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A group of American Quakers are operating what they call a “new underground railroad” to help a few LGBT Ugandans flee their country, where a recent law imposes harsh penalties for homosexuality. The Friends New Underground Railroad (FNUR), based in Washington state, sees itself as continuing the work of Quakers who historically helped slaves escape the American South.

As of this Monday, they say they have worked with unnamed Ugandan “conductors” to fund and coordinate passage out of the country for 107 lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender Ugandans, nine of whom have reached Sweden, while several dozen others are “being processed for asylum status in countries around the world,” according to the group’s FAQ page.

American Quakers are Running an ‘Underground Railroad’ to Help LGBT Ugandans Flee

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So Ronald Lee Haskell, a Caucasian man who murdered an entire family execution style including 4 children, was brought into police custody PEACEFULLY.

While Eric Garner a Black man who was SUSPECTED of selling loose cigarettes in front of a bodega was murdered by the police on SIGHT!

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at the office today:

i.t. guy: hey i can take your old laptop and retrieve any data & old pictures for you while youre waiting for the new one

in my mind: 👀 *my old…pictures…picturesPICTURES..?*

me: nah im good

If a female student got drunk and had her car stolen the university would call the police. If she got drunk and had her computer stolen, they would call the police. If she got drunk and had her phone stolen, they would call the police. The fact that she was drunk would not even be factored in when assessing if a crime had been committed. But if she gets drunk and has her body invaded and her humanity stolen, school administrations are perplexed about what to do.
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 Yet all except three — the Chao family, the Elghanayans and the Unanues — are Caucasian, proving that even in 2014, “American wealth” remains largely a euphemism for “white wealth.

Background: In his 2004 comedy special Never Scared, Chris Rock dissects the racial politics behind this phenomenon. “I’m not talking about ‘rich,’” he says, “I’m talking about ‘wealth’… Here’s the difference: Shaq is rich. The white man who signs his check is wealthy.”

Forbes magazine has compiled “the first comprehensive ranking of the richest families in America,” featuring 185 clans with fortunes of at least $1 billion:

See also: Chris Rock - “My neighbor is a dentist”

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Black men your emotions matter

your mental health matters

your physical health matters

your livelihood matters

do you know how much better black men would do if this was told to them throughout their childhood rather than being demonized by everyone

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classic nope face

classic nope face

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