nprfreshair:

Human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson represents those who have been abandoned. His clients are people on death row — abused and neglected children who were prosecuted as adults and placed in adult prisons where they were beaten and sexually abused, and mentally disabled people whose illnesses helped land them in prison where their special needs were unmet.

Today he spoke to us about justice in the 21st century:

"The new statistic from the Justice [Department] is really disheartening: The Justice Department is now reporting that one in three black male babies born in the 21st century is expected to go to jail or prison. The statistic for Latino boys is one in six. That statistic was not true in the 20th century. It was not true in the 19th century. It didn’t become true until the 21st century. That means we have enormous work to do to improve our commitment to society that is not haunted and undermined and corrupted by our legacy of racial inequality.”

One Lawyer’s Fight For Young Blacks And ‘Just Mercy’

Photo: Linda Nylind, The Guardian

guardian:

Sarah Silverman got sick of what she called "the $500,000 vagina tax"… so she went to do something about it.

(Source: theguardian.com)

Gun Country
Conceptual artist Michael Murphy recently created a controversial installation called Gun Country, which creates a map of the contiguous United States consisting of 150 toy guns.

Gun Country

Conceptual artist Michael Murphy recently created a controversial installation called Gun Country, which creates a map of the contiguous United States consisting of 150 toy guns.

popculturebrain:

Trailer: Pixar’s ‘Inside Out' - June 19

Directed by Pete Docter, with the voices of Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, and Bill Hader.

Twitter Users Mercilessly Bash Right-Wing Attempt to Rewrite History for High Schoolers

As an art historian, I particularly love this approach to the debate.

Twitter Users Mercilessly Bash Right-Wing Attempt to Rewrite History for High Schoolers

As an art historian, I particularly love this approach to the debate.

staff:

Happy National Voter Registration Day, Tumblr.
The number one way of celebrating it? Registering to vote.
Every year, millions of eligible Americans neglect to register, which means that millions of important voices are utterly silent on Election Day. Don’t be one of them. There’s basically a 100% chance that something you care about is on the ballot, something you don’t want to be quiet about.
So be one of the loud ones. Register already. It’s an easy form that you already know all the answers to. No excuses.

staff:

Happy National Voter Registration Day, Tumblr.

The number one way of celebrating it? Registering to vote.

Every year, millions of eligible Americans neglect to register, which means that millions of important voices are utterly silent on Election Day. Don’t be one of them. There’s basically a 100% chance that something you care about is on the ballot, something you don’t want to be quiet about.

So be one of the loud ones. Register already. It’s an easy form that you already know all the answers to. No excuses.

Photographer Recreates Famous Portraits With John Malkovich as His Model

Source: BoredPanda

Obama and Biden to launch campaign against sexual violence on college campuses

breakingnews:

TIME: President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are launching a public awareness and education campaign aimed at preventing sexual violence on college campuses.

The campaign, called “It’s On Us,” will be aimed at changing the culture by inspiring every person on a college campus to take action, big or small, to prevent sexual assault.

Be an active bystander

(Source: sandandglass, via beccabrainz)