Segregated By Law


The “Separate but Equal” doctrine, enshrined by the Plessy ruling, remained valid until 1954, when it was overturned by the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education and later outlawed completely by the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964. Though the Plessy case did not involve education, it formed the legal basis of separate school systems for the following fifty-eight years.


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humansofnewyork:

"I’m studying law. My dream is to be a judge one day. Too many people in this country are only in prison because they were too poor to defend themselves. When I’m a judge, I’ll look only at the facts, and not at the person."
(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

humansofnewyork:

"I’m studying law. My dream is to be a judge one day. Too many people in this country are only in prison because they were too poor to defend themselves. When I’m a judge, I’ll look only at the facts, and not at the person."

(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

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humansofnewyork:

"What’s the most important thing your mother has taught you?"
“If you buy food, you should always eat it with someone else.”

(Kampala, Uganda)

humansofnewyork:

"What’s the most important thing your mother has taught you?"
“If you buy food, you should always eat it with someone else.”

(Kampala, Uganda)

lastrealindians:

Cheyenne River Rez, South Dakota- Honoring Lakota Codetalkers

lastrealindians:

Cheyenne River Rez, South Dakota- Honoring Lakota Codetalkers

felinestrider:

Things I want to see more of in media

  • Autistic characters using stim toys
  • Autistic characters wearing noise cancelling headphones
  • Autistic characters having accurately presented sensory overloads that aren’t portrayed as “immature” or “irrational”
  • Autistic characters who aren’t portrayed as socially inept freaks
  • Autistic characters who aren’t turned into punchlines to shitty offensive jokes
  • Positive, non-stigmatized autistic representation

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asker

Anonymous asked: I love the Sioux and I want to come and live with them one day, love from England. :)

lastrealindians:

Thanks, but you might be in for a rude awakening. The true name of the ‘Sioux’ are the Oceti Sakowin (Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota) and they’re located on reservations throughout North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Montana, and in cities all over the U.S. Reservation life isn’t for the faint of heart. They are cultural strongholds and good people live there, but there’s also high levels of poverty and crime. We don’t live in tipis anymore either, although we camp out in them sometimes. Any romanticized notions quickly dissipate…

LA Times: Border Patrol sued in fatal shooting of man in Mexico



Guillermo Arevalo Pedraza (2nd L) poses with his wife and daughters in an undated photo released by his family in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. REUTERS/Family of Guillermo Arevalo Pedraza/Handout via Reuters


The family of a Mexican man who was shot and killed by U.S. Border Patrol agents two years ago has filed a civil rights lawsuit alleging that the agency sanctioned an unbridled use of deadly force in response to rock throwing.


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Ferguson’s Mayor Faces The Heat As Forum Dissects City’s Divisions [AUDIO]




An audience member shows Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III a rubber bullet wound that he says he received during unrest in the north St. Louis County city. A forum sponsored by St. Louis Public Radio became heated, with the biggest ire being directed at Knowles. NPR’s Michel Martin is at center.
Credit Jason Rosenbaum, St. Louis Public Radio



A forum Thursday evening peering into Ferguson’s longstanding tensions as well as the St. Louis region’s racial divisions became angry and heated, with most of a crowd’s ire directed at the town’s mayor.


Audience members expressed searing criticism of Ferguson’s governance and leadership, both of which have come under fire since one of the Ferguson’s police officers shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown.


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Brother Malcolm The Prophet Speaks [VIDEO]



In the early 1960s, Minister Malcolm X gave a speech about the problem of unlawful police actions against black people in America. This is a powerful message concerning police brutality that continues some fifty years later. 


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