Career Fairs with Kindergarteners
Yes, social workers help people.
Some people kill people.
...Yes. That's not what social workers do though.
[TW: domestic violence]
The other question everybody asks is, why doesn’t she just leave? Why didn’t I walk out? I could have left any time. To me, this is the saddest and most painful question that people ask, because we victims know something you usually don’t: It’s incredibly dangerous to leave an abuser. Because the final step in the domestic violence pattern is kill her. Over 70 percent of domestic violence murders happen after the victim has ended the relationship, after she’s gotten out, because then the abuser has nothing left to lose. Other outcomes include long-term stalking, even after the abuser remarries; denial of financial resources; and manipulation of the family court system to terrify the victim and her children, who are regularly forced by family court judges to spend unsupervised time with the man who beat their mother. And still we ask, why doesn’t she just leave?
“Why domestic violence victims don’t leave” - Leslie Morgan Steiner (via childofweakness)
The question itself is part of a system of oppression. It’s not a real inquiry, it’s a reminder that abuse is a problem that the abused person should solve.
If it were a sincere inquiry, we’d hear, just as often, “If he was unhappy, why didn’t he leave instead of beating her?” But we don’t hear that.
During the just-concluded trial on the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk program, the city argued that officers’ disproportionate targeting of black and Latino New Yorkers was not due to racial profiling but because each stopped individual was doing something suspicious at the time. The data, however, tells a different story: weapons and drugs were more often found on white New Yorkers during stops than on minorities, according to the Public Advocate’s analysis of the NYPD’s 2012 statistics.
White New Yorkers make up a small minority of stop-and-frisks, which were 84 percent black and Latino residents. Despite this much higher number of minorities deemed suspicious by police, the likelihood that stopping an African American would find a weapon was half the likelihood of finding one on a white person.
• The likelihood a stop of an African American New Yorker yielded a weapon was half that of white New Yorkers stopped. The NYPD uncovered a weapon in one out every 49 stops of white New Yorkers. By contrast, it took the Department 71 stops of Latinos and 93 stops of African Americans to find a weapon.
• The likelihood a stop of an African American New Yorker yielded contraband was one-third less than that of white New Yorkers stopped. The NYPD uncovered contraband in one out every 43 stops of white New Yorkers. By contrast, it took the Department 57 stops of Latinos and 61 stops of African Americans to find contraband.
It’s unlikely that the appropriate lesson to take from these findings is that stops of white people should increase because they are more likely to carry weapons and drugs. Rather, they suggest that police are excessively targeting minorities. Officers may be netting more successful stops of white New Yorkers because they are only likely to stop a white person when they actually suspect that person of committing a crime. Considering one officer’s testimony that superiors explicitly directed him to target young black men, minorities are judged by a much more flexible definition of “reasonable suspicion.”
In general, stop-and-frisk has proven to be remarkably ineffective; nearly 89 percent of all stops result in no charges. The city has also had to settle a surging number of civil rights lawsuits against police to the tune of $22 million in one year.
ok shut the fuck up about immigrant rights and shit not being about POC
whens the last fucking time u saw a cop stop a white person and ask for their papers cause they look like they might be from canada
GIVE ME AN EXAMPLE OF WHITE PPL BEING STOPPED AND THEIR PAPERS BEING CHECKED BC THEIR WHITE
INSTEAD U GET FUNNY MOVIES ABOUT WHITE PPL MARRYING EACH OTHER TO BE LEGAL IN THE US
INSTEAD ITS FANCY WHEN WHITE PPL SPEAK FRENCH BUT ITS UNAMERICAN WHEN WE SPEAK SPANISH
SO PLS SH
yeah, because there are millions of canadians sneaking into the country each day and living off welfare.
rapidíto se te nota la pendejez
I find it so annoying when people wear matching fancy dress costumes.
So you somehow think it’s more acceptable to dress as a stereotyped version of an already marginalized group of people who regularly die in the desert, are more likely to get stopped/beaten/killed by the police and border patrol, are more likely to be on the receiving end of hate crimes, and experience a higher level of incarceration in the United States based solely on their skin tone and assumed lack of immigration status?
Get outta here with that shit.
sarah you’re so calm and genuinely educational and i wish i could be like you bc i would’ve just told these dicks to get hit by a bus
get hit by a bus
— Congressman Steve King (@SteveKingIA) May 22, 2013.
Can we just build a fence around this idiot?
he’s a man with a child’s understanding of the world. actually, that’s a huge insult to children, and i’m sorry. children see the world beautifully. this man is asking how to “secure” a “border” in order to finally, for once and all, claim stolen land. but he will never feel secure, and neither will old white men ever stop the descendants of the american indigenous from traveling with the wind and the seasons. he and his ilk provoked war on méxico, fabricated reasons, took half the country, and felt so guilty about all of it, they paid millions and signed a treaty to quash their conscience—as if they had just been shopping for gold-rich territory and found a great deal. then they reneged on the treaty.
and none of it worked. they cannot keep the land free of us, they cannot feel secure, they dream of aliens and invaders, haunted. haunted, haunted, haunted, and only the truth will set you free, mister “king.” until that day (and your death will come to you before you embrace truth), you are a haunted man.
I had already blogged this, but I love what you added!