October202014

nprfreshair:

Human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson represents those who have been abandoned. His clients are people on death row — abused and neglected children who were prosecuted as adults and placed in adult prisons where they were beaten and sexually abused, and mentally disabled people whose illnesses helped land them in prison where their special needs were unmet.

Today he spoke to us about justice in the 21st century:

"The new statistic from the Justice [Department] is really disheartening: The Justice Department is now reporting that one in three black male babies born in the 21st century is expected to go to jail or prison. The statistic for Latino boys is one in six. That statistic was not true in the 20th century. It was not true in the 19th century. It didn’t become true until the 21st century. That means we have enormous work to do to improve our commitment to society that is not haunted and undermined and corrupted by our legacy of racial inequality.”

One Lawyer’s Fight For Young Blacks And ‘Just Mercy’

Photo: Linda Nylind, The Guardian

(via npr)

6PM
ianthe:

I can’t believe I haven’t posted these yet #magnets #magneticpoetry #turndownforwhat

ianthe:

I can’t believe I haven’t posted these yet #magnets #magneticpoetry #turndownforwhat

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6PM
did-you-kno:

There are other galaxies that we’ve never seen because they’re so far away that since the universe began there hasn’t been enough time for their light to reach us. Ain’t nobody got time for that.  Source

did-you-kno:

There are other galaxies that we’ve never seen because they’re so far away that since the universe began there hasn’t been enough time for their light to reach us. Ain’t nobody got time for that. Source

6PM
did-you-kno:

Eugene Lazowski was a Polish doctor who risked the death penalty to save Jews during the Holocaust by faking an outbreak of Typhus. He spread the fake disease across the town of Rozwadów, which the Germans had to quarantine. His actions saved 8,000 people from going to concentration camps.  Source

did-you-kno:

Eugene Lazowski was a Polish doctor who risked the death penalty to save Jews during the Holocaust by faking an outbreak of Typhus. He spread the fake disease across the town of Rozwadów, which the Germans had to quarantine. His actions saved 8,000 people from going to concentration camps. Source

October192014
did-you-kno:

Witold Pilecki, a Polish soldier, is considered “one of the greatest wartime heroes.” In 1941, he volunteered to be put in a concentration camp to prove to the Allies that the Holocaust was real. While imprisoned in Auschwitz, he organized resistance movements and eventually escaped after 3 years.  Source

did-you-kno:

Witold Pilecki, a Polish soldier, is considered “one of the greatest wartime heroes.” In 1941, he volunteered to be put in a concentration camp to prove to the Allies that the Holocaust was real. While imprisoned in Auschwitz, he organized resistance movements and eventually escaped after 3 years. Source

1PM
did-you-kno:

From the “of course this is happening in Canada” department: In order to build a better community, police officers in Toronto recently started handing out “positive tickets” to citizens that are caught in the act of doing something good.   Source

did-you-kno:

From the “of course this is happening in Canada” department: In order to build a better community, police officers in Toronto recently started handing out “positive tickets” to citizens that are caught in the act of doing something good. Source

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October162014
11PM

morg-ana:

ohmymckirk:

so-um-yeah:

aloistrancyhive:

breathe-squeeze-follow-through:

26 Male Survivors Of Sexual Assault Quoting The People Who Attacked Them

http://www.buzzfeed.com/spenceralthouse/male-survivors-of-sexual-assault-quoting-the-people-who-a

This needs more notes.

no one seems to care if they are guys 

reminder that rape and sexual abuse happens to everyone, not just girls

reminder that rape and sexual abuse needs to be acknowledged no matter a person’s gender and “no one seems to care if they are guys” is a typical antifeminist theory that is disproven by the fact that this photo set has 400,000+ notes alone

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10PM
youtubeofficial:

finally mcdonalds offers a gluten free, low-fat and vegan menu option

youtubeofficial:

finally mcdonalds offers a gluten free, low-fat and vegan menu option

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