“The media representation of mental illness constantly excludes, ignores and silences people of color,” writes Dior Vargas for the Huffington Post.
On Monday, the U.S. Justice Department announced a highly anticipated move to curb on racial profiling by federal law enforcement, but the new rules will not cover local police departments.
It is local departments that have come under criticism in recent months over allegations that their officers profile suspects.
While whites make up just 42 percent of the U.S. population, they claim 69 percent of government benefits. But if you pay attention to conservative-run media outlets, it would appear that people of color benefit the most from government programs.
The 19th annual Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression, and the Criminilization of a Generation will take place on Wednesday Oct. 22.
The event will be hosted by the Stop Mass Incarceration Network, a building national movement to stop the injustice of mass incarceration and police brutality throughout the country.
Last year, Judge Edith H. Jones of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals made a series of controversial remarks about race.
Affidavits from attendees pointed to the problematic language, especially from a sitting federal judge. Despite Jones’ offensive remarks, she will not be punished.
The United States Army says it will expand its efforts to increase the number of officers of color in its branch.
Black and other officers of color are relatively absent from leadership of the Army’s combat units — the main avenue toward the service’s highest ranks.
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court overruled a Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals decision that reinstated same-day registration and out-of-precinct voting in North Carolina for midterm elections.
Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor dissented.
In response to the death of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old unarmed teen who was gunned down by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer, citizens across the nation are staging a series of protests.
SketchFactor is now available in app stores. The app uses user data to determine the “sketchiness” of certain neighborhoods and areas.
Despite the fact that the racial makeup of an area will more than likely play a part in which areas are deemed “sketchy” by users, the app is a finalist for the NYC BigApps competition, and has been well-received.