In the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death [and Renisha McBride and Jonathan Ferrell], we’ve seen a lot of discussion of the larger societal issues that play into how and when people are perceived as criminals. There were hoodies, there were marches, and there were frank talks from parent to child about how to minimize the danger of being a young person of color. On the other side, there were justifications of George Zimmerman’s actions: a smear campaign against Martin’s character, and plenty of writers explaining that statistically, blacks are simply more dangerous to be around.
That framing ignores the realities behind the numbers. Here are five myths about crime and people of color.
I keep saying…and I looked at the reports from the US Dept of Justice myself
Machines, Take Up Thy Schematics and Self-Construct! - Dakota
Follow the artist/magician’s blog link, it explains the piece far more in-depth than I could…in fact I don’t really understand most of the concepts he describes. Then again, he is a chaos magician so it’s likely that he is insane.
I came across this piece while exploring the newborn concept of Robomancy, from some tidbit found here on Tumblr.
No, I am not a chaos magician…or a magician of any sort, really. Nor am I particularly interested in robotics, as robots do in-fact frighten me a bit.I simply love the idea of magic and this is a very interesting take on the subject.
White dude in St. Louis named Kevin Miner was wanted for burglary.
He eluded police officers until they conducted a search of a resident’s home and found him.
He attacked both officers, breaking one cop’s hand. The media even alludes to Miner being forced to “fight back” against the police because of how he was being apprehended!
Miraculously, the cops managed not to punch him in the face repeatedly, put him in a chokehold, or shoot him six times including once in the face and once in the head.
He, in fact, barely had a scratch on him.
The next time someone says to you:
"BUT IT’S NOT ABOUT RACE (Patent Pending)!"
Throw your tea dead in their face Dominique Deveraux-style and pump on away from them like Naomi Campbell.