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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

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thelasthomelyurl:

ALL OF THESE MAKE ME SO HAPPY

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In addition to 81 students, Little Singer Community School is also home to asbestos, mold and scores of mice. Students have to carry their seats from class to class, presumably because the school can’t afford chairs for each classroom.

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yourpanicpixienightmare:

When people make shitty apologies for really fucking up and acting like a racist fuckshit all over the place and then use their mental health to deflect criticism without even saying “I’m sorry”. 

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theeverydaygoth:

forceofconviction:

sweet-bitsy:

Congratulations on your new cat

This is the second time I have heard about a cat just taking over a house. I long for the day that I too will be cat-chosen.

why not me

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mewtripled:

this happened to me in class on monday

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jonophobias:

imagine rain but like shower temperature 

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foxy-feminist:

sleeping-with-serpents:

hardforbrandon:

THE FIRST POUNCE WAS ADORABLE, BUT THE SECOND ONE?????? I CAN’T TAKE THIS.

Me when my gf is around tryna do anything not involving me

^accurate

foxy-feminist:

sleeping-with-serpents:

hardforbrandon:

THE FIRST POUNCE WAS ADORABLE, BUT THE SECOND ONE?????? I CAN’T TAKE THIS.

Me when my gf is around tryna do anything not involving me

^accurate

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