postwhitesociety:

    itwillbeloud:

    odinsblog:

    Goldie Taylor Drops Knowledge On Marijuana Legalization

    We’re about to find out if she’s right —and it sounds about right (to me anyway)

    Four things we know NOW:

    1) Cannabis arrests have been increasing: in 2012 alone, police made one marijuana arrest every 42 seconds

    One would think that the legalization of pot would cause a decrease of those arrests, HOWEVER

    2) profit motivated ~*private*~ prisons are a very real thing and they are BIG money with BIG  lobbyists (the good news here is that CO. is actually closing prisons)

    3) The price of legalized marijuana will probably go up…way UP

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    and that alone increases the likelihood of an illegal underground market

    4) Like nearly every other criminal arrest, marijuana arrests are very heavily racially biased

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    (via regulatemarijuana.org)

    So…IF a significant number of cannabis arrests are still made in Colorado due to an illegal underground market, and (or?) IF the for-profit, private prisons still need to be provided with a fresh supply of disproportionately Black and Latino inmates, all of that corporate greed & racial bias won’t just evaporate away into thin air. Those are not terribly big ifs, but time will soon tell

    remember: racism and racial bias in the criminal “justice” system is ALWAYS at play and this IS Colorado we’re talking about (where the ONLY three men on death row are ALL BLACK — in a state that has only 4 percent Black people)

    (h/t to  for collecting all of @GoldieTaylor's tweets on Storify)

    Important.

    fuck. she went in.

    TRUTH SQUARED!!!

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    thepurplepineapple:

    Lianne La Havas performs a cover of Little Dragon’s “Twice” for In The Woods 2013 Barn Sessions.

    *goosebumps* 

    Bass players rule!!!

    (Source: thepurpleclone)

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    choklatemusic:

    stonedfairy:

    thefeministme:

    An Amazing Campaign in India called “Abused Goddesses” showing the contradiction of worshiping female goddesses in religion but having unsafe conditions for women, like domestic violence.

    Via: Women’s Rights News

    #Powerful #Art #Provoke

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    cephiedvariable:

    femfreq:

    firstbook:

    Fantastic illustration by Tina Kugler

    There was a recent study by the CCBC (Cooperative Children’s Book Center) that made this shocking revelation. Of the 3,600 books the Cooperative Children’s Book Center reviewed in 2012 these were the results.

    oh 

    Smh…….

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    lovefeedsme:

    how he looks at her.

    (Source: kingkai7)

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    The view from my basement door…..leading up to the garage.

    #SnowWayOut #Chicago #SouthSide

    Chillin with #MaeAndLou

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    #MaeAndLou says…….

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!

    2014 looks so bright…….like our teefisiz. *thats teeth btw* (at Chop Shop)

    • 3 months ago
    madamevisionaire:

You just can’t do it.

    madamevisionaire:

    You just can’t do it.

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    youngblackandvegan:

    this is why there aren’t more black models

    because we always look the best and steal the show

    the competition kills them

    so i understand why they pick mayo every time

    nice, safe mayo

    (Source: whiteboysdatingblackgirls)

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