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Anonymous said: Hey, not all cops are bad. Once I was pulled over for breaking traffic law on a motorcycle I couldn't prove I owned and which I wasn't licensed to drive. The cop was super nice and just let me off. I'm white if that makes a difference.
That might be THE difference.
I always think about the fact that two brothers of my brothers, who are 18 and 20, would have both been arrested at least once by this point if they were black.
They have been in situations where they were let off and I think about why….. Oh wait…. they are white middle upper class kids.
Sometimes I get ticketed, and sometimes I get a warning, but I always know when I get pulled over that the worst I’ll be getting is a speeding ticket. I’ll be annoyed that the cop yelled at me for speeding, but that’s as bad as it gets.
When I got pulled over in my now-husband’s truck, doing something like 70 in a 55 Construction Zone, driving through Indiana or Illinois on the way back from Kansas, he told me that was the first traffic stop of his life he hadn’t been pulled from the vehicle and searched.
Being white is THE difference. It is THE privilege that prevents me from ever experiencing what’s happening in Ferguson right now.
Monday night. Part 7
A new study reports a potential link between stress hormones and short-term memory loss in older adults. The study reveals that having high levels of cortisol—a natural hormone in our body whose levels surge when we are stressed—can lead to memory lapses as we age.
image via flickr:CC | Alan Cleaver
Scientific evidence supporting what we all knew already: when you’re stressed, you forget stuff.
My suspicions are finally confirmed.
I hope you all know me well enough to have predicted that I would actually go Like Vin Diesel on Facebook after seeing that shower photo on Jezebel.
Fine, I didn’t have a donut. I had lowfat cottage cheese and plain nonfat yogurt. Look at me adulting and shit.
God bless people who are photogenic even when being silly.
— Dave Barry (via timmysenpai)
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This is pretty much right …
I have a lot of healthy food here today, and all I can think is, “Dunkin Donuts is less than mile. I could walk there.”
okay but when you have holocaust survivors and people who were activists during the civil rights movement supporting mike brown and then KKK members and neo nazi’s supporting the officer you should be able to figure out which side is the right one.
Tonight in Ferguson, Mo. Even CNN is calling out police brutality.
We are watching history unfold. Do not stand down. Spread the word.
No justice, no peace.