I'm a 24 year old art history major and bibliophile/ bibliophibian.
This blog has lots of nerdy shit, yo.
Also, a lot of puns.
If we want to see increased diversity in the music industry, we must not only support non-white artists, but also work to include more people of color in leadership positions. Artists must also work together to help sustain each other’s careers and not simply their own.
Mark Ciavarella Jr, a 61-year old former judge in Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison for literally selling young juveniles for cash. He was convicted of accepting money in exchange for incarcerating thousands of adults and children into a prison facility owned by a developer who was paying him under the table. The kickbacks amounted to more than $1 million.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has overturned some 4,000 convictions issued by him between 2003 and 2008, claiming he violated the constitutional rights of the juveniles – including the right to legal counsel and the right to intelligently enter a plea. Some of the juveniles he sentenced were as young as 10-years old.
Ciavarella was convicted of 12 counts, including racketeering, money laundering, mail fraud and tax evasion. He was also ordered to repay $1.2 million in restitution.
His “kids for cash” program has revealed that corruption is indeed within the prison system, mostly driven by the growth in private prisons seeking profits by any means necessary.
Why might this not be a HUGE national story and his name not household? I’ll give you one guess what color those kids were.
Racism is institutionalized & systemic. This is what black people face, this is the reality.
The thing that delights me most about comics with both Spider-Man and Deadpool in them is that in ANY OTHER COMIC Spider-Man is the joking little kid of the group but if you put Deadpool beside him he’s suddenly the adult of the situation