Among young black men in America, about 10 percent are currently incarcerated. It’s shocking, but we’ve almost grown used to it.
But while those young men are in prison, what’s happening to their wives, girlfriends, mothers and sisters?
Eviction. A new study coming out of Milwaukee shows that eviction is for black women what incarceration is for black men. One in 20 households there are evicted every year. In predominately black communities, that rate doubles to 1 in 10 families."
USA: Eviction is for black women what incarceration is to black men
Post-racial America, y’all
“[The] strong belief in opportunity and upward mobility is the explanation that is often given for Americans’ high tolerance for inequality. The majority of Americans surveyed believe that they will be above mean income in the future (even though that is a mathematical impossibility).”"
— Barbara Ehrenreich, Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America (via x09)
oh hey Canada Day is coming up. friendly reminders:
- colonialism is real and is not over
- canada is a white imperialist nation founded on the abuse of Native peoples and appropriation of their land
- our government sucks
- there are a lot of racists here
This year we made some real progress re: fuckin’ up the environment too.