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.”
Photo: Linda Nylind, The Guardian
conclusion: Malala is amazing and Western civilization has yet again proven to be hypercritical ignorant uncompromising and evil. how very fitting for columbus day.
This is a way to listen to changes to wikipedia. You are literally listening to knowledge being added to the world.
Bell sounds are an addition, plucks are subtractions, and the pitch says how how big the edit is, lower for larger edits, higher for small. My heart shudders at this I love it so much.
I’m going to leave this tab open forever. This is brilliant.
Go on, go on down,
bring the man up …
In here, Mr. Wilde.
This room is not such a ruin as it seems:
I find most things I search for
without much trouble—
In 1882, Walt Whitman and Oscar Wilde spent an afternoon together. They had some homemade elderberry wine and talked about how to be famous. Above is Richard Howard’s imaginary account of the meeting, from his poem “Wildflowers.”
The machine reads “dime,” so he gets closer & whispers “quiero pepsi.”
when did we replace the word “said” with “was like”
When it occured to us that “said” implies a direct quote, while “was like” clarifies that you mean to communicate the person’s tone and general point without quoting them word for word.
this fucked me up so bad