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Keith Boykin: Does the Second Amendment Only Apply to White People? (via clambistro)
Shit, neither does the first. As demonstrated by the reaction to protesters in Ferguson.
none of them damn amendments were written for us.. Y’all they still see us as commodities… NON-HUMANS… Vessels for profit.. Whether it’s the prison industrial complex.. Entertainment.. etc etc… We are supposed to produce capital.. WE ARE CAPITAL.. So these amendments will never apply to a commodity…
Emphasis on ‘honest people find difficult to ignore.’
"a Black man has no rights a white man is bound to respect" #dredscott2k14
a friendly reminder: the media is lying to you…
In the situation of Ferguson and other situations around the country where white officers are killing black folks…
This is white supremacy.
Just like in the Eric Garner situation…these people need to be heard and defended.
holy shit they actually charged him w filing a false police report bc they didnt like what he said
dorian johnson is his name
(the alleged theft was years ago and police are bringing it up now just to make him look bad. the false police report bit refers to the current situation)
The food you eat or brush you’re using may have been made by a worker earning less than a dollar an hour — not in the developing world, but in the invisible workforce inside America’s prisons. Share this if you oppose prison labor for profit.
When I was in prison I worked 3 shifts a day, 5 days a week, starting at 5 AM and ending at 8 PM. I was paid $5.25 a month. Pay for the inmates who facilitate UNICOR workers (by making their food, washing their laundry, etc,) is even lower than the wages cited in the above graphics. The prison industry is also a slave industry, and it isn’t just corporations who benefit. All the furniture you see in federal buildings, post offices, DMVs, etc, where do you think it comes from? Prison labor. I think a lot of people know about states that use prison labor for license plates, but fewer people know that the plaques on doors at city halls, and sometimes the doors themselves, come from prison labor. The incarcerated are a hyper-exploited class unto themselves, and almost no one seems to be helping them to organize.
IT GENUINELY IS NO COINCIDENCE THAT BLACK PEOPLE GET IMPRISONED WAY THE HELL MORE THAN WHITE PEOPLE. THIS IS HOW SLAVERY CARRIED THE FUCK ON.
For-profit prisons are a huge business and this is part of why.
Also, did you know that it’s in the Constitution that people convicted of crimes can be used as slave labor? That’s another part of the Constitution that needs to be changed.