Land of Hope And Ice Creams
They were not free to leave; so sure, they were prisoners.

Ex-Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes, admitting he detained witnesses.

Read ProPublica’s story about questions of prosecutorial misconduct in Hynes’ office.

(via officialssay)

eleektross:

WIKIPEDIA KNOWS WHATS UP

somewhere Michael Steele is crying and he doesn’t even know why

eleektross:

WIKIPEDIA KNOWS WHATS UP

somewhere Michael Steele is crying and he doesn’t even know why

notsodarling-:

Do you ever see something someone posted, and you’re just like NO YOU ARE WRONG but you think to yourself, “This isn’t the hill I want to die on” so you have to let it go?

dynastylnoire:

He goes in

Neil DeGrasse Tyson remains the best (although I guess this is a few years old so he has been the best for some time)

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

The recovery has been real for some groups, particularly those with college educations and whites who aren’t trapped in extended spells of unemployment. But, for other groups, including the long-term unemployed, African-Americans, and young adults who aren’t in college, finding work remains a formidable challenge, and finding a decent job is even harder.

In March, the unemployment rate was 6.7 per cent, unchanged from February. (How can the jobless rate remain the same when more jobs are being created? The work force is growing.) While 6.7 per cent is a high rate of joblessness by historic standards, it’s down from ten per cent at the depths of the Great Recession, and it’s not very far above the 5.5 per cent rate that the Federal Reserve regards as the lowest one consistent with stable inflation over the long run.

But, one problem with the 6.7 per cent number is that it’s an over-all figure, which doesn’t tell us much about how individual groups are doing. To find out more, we have to look at the detailed tables from the monthly survey of about sixty thousand households, which the Bureau of the Census carries out for the Labor Department. These tables break down the jobless figures in a number of ways, including by age, sex, race, and level of educational attainment.

The last of these factors matters a great deal. Among adults twenty-five and older who have a bachelor’s degree, which probably means most of you reading this article, the unemployment rate is just 3.4 per cent, about half the over-all rate. Despite all the talk about how the Great Recession affected college graduates—which it did—their unemployment rate never went above five per cent. At the other end of the educational spectrum, things were very different. For adults twenty-five and older without a high-school diploma, the jobless rate hit 15.6 per cent in 2010. Last month, it stood at 9.6 per cent.

The variation between racial groups is equally stark. Among white men aged twenty and over, the unemployment rate is now 5.3 per cent. For African-American men over twenty, it is 12.1 per cent. The gap between white and black females is also very large. According to the employment report, 5.3 per cent of white women aged twenty and over are out of work—the same as the rate for white men—but eleven per cent of black women in the same age group are jobless. Hispanics also have substantially higher rates of unemployment than whites, but the differences aren’t as large. Among Hispanic men aged twenty and over, the jobless rate in March was 6.9 per cent. Among Hispanic women aged twenty and over, the rate was 8.4 per cent.

Another group with strikingly elevated rates of joblessness is teenagers between the ages of sixteen and nineteen who aren’t in school or college. In March, about one in five of them, or 20.9 per cent, were out of work. That’s down from 23.3 per cent a year ago. But it’s still a very high figure, and, among minority teenagers, it’s even higher.

naughty-bruce:

cover-me-bruce:

p0mpom:

I’d give him a hand.

Cut it off! Rip it off !! GET IT OFF!!!!

he can keep the damn thing on ffs
i don’t mind there’s plenty to work with

what a dork i need ten of him

naughty-bruce:

cover-me-bruce:

p0mpom:

I’d give him a hand.

Cut it off! Rip it off !! GET IT OFF!!!!

he can keep the damn thing on ffs

i don’t mind there’s plenty to work with

what a dork i need ten of him

During the hectic revolutionary 1790s, Jefferson lived peacefully among his many slaves, while John Adams was fortifying his house in fear that the American mob would imitate their French peers. President Adams insisted on being addressed as “Your Excellency” and riding in a fancy carriage. Jefferson walked to his inauguration, introduced relaxed manners into White House social occasions, and sent his annual message in writing to Congress rather than delivering it to the assembled congressmen like the monarch from the throne. Their behaviours marked the difference between a real aristocrat and a wannabe aristocrat.

Looking for Thomas Jefferson (via azspot)

this is such a weird passage because it makes it sound like riding in a fancy carriage is somehow a greater or at least more cringe-worthy sin than, you know, owning people, which is something Adams himself never did

how do you live “peacefully” among slaves when the act of slavery is itself an act of violence perpetuated against another human being

this Nats game is officially the biggest mess since like 2010 holy hell

wrap them all in warm blankets and let them go to sleep

babycakesbriauna:

golddustmotherfucker:

THIS COMMENT ON JOE’S LAST IG PICTURE THOUGH.
I AM DYING.
BLESS YOU ALLI DELFINO.

CRINE

is it a lie though

babycakesbriauna:

golddustmotherfucker:

THIS COMMENT ON JOE’S LAST IG PICTURE THOUGH.

I AM DYING.

BLESS YOU ALLI DELFINO.

CRINE

is it a lie though

babycakesbriauna:

golddustmotherfucker:

YOU. GUYS.

This is everything!

babycakesbriauna:

golddustmotherfucker:

YOU. GUYS.

This is everything!