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That. That's the future I want to live in. Too bad we still seem to be heading largely in the opposite direction.
1 month, 1 week ago on CI: “The New Warden”/ No Warden At All
@nancy a heitzeg@badphairy@KayWhitlockalso surprisingly uncivil.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on CI: Feds Finally Take Action to End School to Prison Pipeline
@KayWhitlockHadn't really thought of it that way, but yes, the rollbacks of voting rights etc, do indeed seem to support your premise.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on CI: Attica Prison Uprising 101
Retribution is easy, justice is hard.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on CI: Redemption, Transformation & Justice, Part 2
@PatriciaLevesque @KayWhitlock @nancy a heitzeg I think the Left is fine, it's just that anything they try to do is attributed to "jobless slackers" and the MSM and the shrinking majority continue to believe it. I actually saw someone who claims to be of the Left wonder if civil disobedience actually worked, ever. He was alive during the late 60's and still asked this question.
Yesterday, the back of the bus I was in was full of wrinkly white people going to celebrate the gay marriage bill. We have to find a way to bridge the gap between Tookie and Sookie.
9 months, 4 weeks ago on CI: Of Charles Ramsey & Stanley Tookie Williams ~ Redemption & Transformation, Part 1
@KayWhitlock We do, and not only because retribution isn't working, but because we need to have other tools than the stick.
@KayWhitlock @nancy a heitzeg Even those who try to do it "the right way" AKA the White Way get ground down by a society that believes no matter how many degrees they have, no matter how much good they do, they are still deviants because not being white is an uncorrectable fault.
More research is always good. I do wonder why Rothstein's research wasn't considered "convincing enough" and whether this will likewise be ignored by those whose ideologies are more important than actual people's lives. Sadly, many of the aforementioned are our legislators.
10 months ago on Extended Unemployment Benefits Didn’t Keep Unemployed From Taking Jobs
And upon reading the Jezebel article, it seems I was making an assumption of a less racially stratified society than is actually on the page. *le sigh*
10 months, 2 weeks ago on I See White People: Hunger Games and a Brief History of Cultural Whitewashing
There's also the issue that in the books, it seemed to me like people of color were scattered through the society. In the movie, it's made clear that all the brown people inhabit only one district.
It's an odd POV. In my experience, the vast majority of white people really think the world is full of other white people to whom they are exclusively referring unless explicitly stated otherwise.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on How can white Americans be free?
Thank you for continuing to keep this alive. Too many people get locked away and forgotten. Another reason to re-evaluate the cost-benefit equation of solitary.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on CI: Four Score and One Too Many Years
I think there's also a huge potential for medical/patent abuse of "donated" DNA evidence as well, a la Henrietta Lacks.
11 months, 1 week ago on CI: DNA “Evidence”, Privacy, and Racialized Dragnets
@ScottieThomaston @nancy a heitzeg
Scalia's recent statements do not inspire much faith, since they counter to his previous musings in (case I can't remember).
1 year, 2 months ago on CI: School to Prison Pipeline Under Federal Scrutiny
Yay federal scrutiny. Let's hope it's worth it.
These same guys who say they're for personal liberty and freedom also support NYC stop-and-frisk, strip searches of anyone accused of a crime at all, and fitting the entire Congress in my vagina. No thank you.
1 year, 5 months ago on Sunshine Patriots and Fair Weather White Guys
WTH Jerry? Sign that thing!
1 year, 5 months ago on CI: Will AB 2530 Unshackle Childbirth in California?
@nancy a heitzeg @rubyr Bwahahahahha! I'm a hafta watch that.
1 year, 5 months ago on We Have Made The Choice
@nancy a heitzeg Watched Game Change last night. I know why Hanks got an Emmy. And now this morning, it looks like Ryan has gone full Palin. I keep thinking they've hit bottom, yet they find new depths.