I am not sure who exactly learned what in this baffling exercise. Apparently, these children volunteered to be part of some sort of experiment, they just didn’t know exactly what it would be.
A man was arrested for killing a little girl and spent almost nine years of his life in prison, part of that on death row. And he was innocent.
Guns can be scary: because they, like, shoot and kill things. When a
liberal comedian walks into a gun range and meets two Jews, a fashion designer,
and a black redneck, watch how he kills ‘em with laughter.
I mean, really — think about it.
The biggest takeaway? The war on drugs has failed, and worse, it’s changed the “justice” system into the most racist thing since apartheid in South Africa. Not kidding.
(I’m not going to do the “at 2:00, he blows you away, at 4:44, blah blah blah” thing. You’ll seriously just want to watch this all the way through.)
This woman puts her life on the line to stop violence in her hometown of Chicago, a city that many say is ground zero for America’s gun violence epidemic. Here she riffs not just about her amazing job, but how to find purpose in life and what it means to be a woman and a mom.
I used to think the War on Drugs was a pretty good idea. I mean, most street drugs aren’t great for you, and the people who traffic them aren’t always the nicest, gentlest bunch (understatement of the century right there). This video reminded me that the War on Drugs is hardly what it sounds like. In fact, usually when we declare war on vague things or ideas, we’re actually using that vagueness to declare war on people without anyone noticing. Turns out the so-called War on Drugs is no exception.
But don’t take my word for it. At 3:05, a super-smart lawyer breaks down what we really mean by “War on Drugs.” At 3:50, an activist outlines a better way to think about drugs. At 5:15, one of my favorite artists talks about why the system isn’t just bad, it’s self-defeating. At 7:10, the lawyer comes back and asks one of the most important questions facing our society today. I think you’ll agree with me about the right answer.
It takes extreme devotion to do what she has to do every morning just so she can learn.
Share this if you’d like more kids to be inspired to learn, through all the struggles they may face.
The craziest thing about Mumia Abu-Jamal’s insights is that they’re truer than ever nearly 20 years later.