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The recent killing of Michael Brown Jr. by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer and the choking death of Eric Garner by a New York City police has prompted much discussion in our communities. Please join me and my guest as we explore this issue of social injustice in depth on the Life Reflections program. My guest are Poet extraordinaire Rox Realize and Probation Officer Ira Coogler. You don't want to miss this episode.Communities
Prejudice, discrimination, and antagonism directed against someone of a darker skin color based on the belief that one's own race is superior has dominated the behavior of many Americans in the United States. Despite discrediting most of scientific efforts to elevate one race over another by people of European descent, small numbers of social scientists continue throughout the 21th century to argue the inborn shortcomings of certain races, especially Black people.
Recent news headliners have uncovered smothering hatred that “everyday” White Americans have for non-White Americans living in the United States. While talking to her family on November 4th at an Applebee’s restaurant, a Black American (immigrant from Africa) woman was attacked by a White American woman who smashed a beer mug into her face cutting her lip and nose badly. The White American objected to the Black woman speaking a language which was not English. Presidential candidate, Donald Trump, advocates building a wall along the United States borders to block Mexicans from crossing into America.
There is a breakdown in trust between prominent Black community leaders such as ministers, athletic coaches and some parents and young Black Americans. The "twenty-somethings" are showing an awakening and a desire to confront the established racial practices in the United States of America. Recently,students at Yale University demanded recognition of disparities within that “austere” institution and "on-mass" addressed the newly appointed Black American Dean. Black American football players at Missouri University threat of a game boycott because of administration inertia about on-campus incidents of racial slurs hurled at black students and feces smeared into the shape of a swastika on a wall in a residence hall resulted in an official's resignation.
Imprisonment is a major contributing factor in establishing social inequality. Since the mid-1970s the U.S. imprisonment rate has increased ten-fold and the effects have been concentrated among Black Americans. Imprisonment diminishes the earnings of adult men, compromises their health, reduces familial resources, and contributes to family breakup. Many Black American men incarceration has involved drug use and distribution, not violent crime. Such mass imprisonment increases racial and class inequality—and may lead to more crime in the long term. Finally, there has been several policy reforms which limit prison time for drug offenders and for parolees who violate the technical conditions of their parole. But criminal justice reforms alone will not solve the problems that decades of “arbitrary” lengthy incarceration has caused.
A rise in incarceration rates parallel unemployment rates. Men with only a high school education, working for the steel industry and the auto industry, once could earn wages that could support a family. Their jobs promoted conformity, which supports stability, through daily routines and attachments to mainstream social institutions. Widespread joblessness in poor urban neighborhoods coupled with a booming drug trade that fostered addiction and income streams left young men in inner cities vulnerable to arrest and incarceration.
Social policies of "drug intolerances' and "third strike sentencing" maximized the creation of fragile families and their consequences. Women and children were left to deal with diminished household earnings, federal support and interventions, increased aggression towards children, child behavioral problems, and social marginalization - a vicious cycle of criminal justice system involvement increased.
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The census from 2012 reported that there are 18.5 million black American males of all ages in the United States. The number of black males aged 16 to 40 is four million which is a socially catastrophic number of black men behind bars in the United States. There are nine hundred thousand black men aged 18-45 are incarcerated in the United States. The number of black Americans incarcerated is greater than the summed total of all people incarcerated in India, Argentina, Canada, Lebanon, Japan, German, Finland, Israel and England ....combined.
American prison population increased by 700% from 1970 to 2005 up to a total of 2.3 million incarcerated people. More than 58% of black American youth are sent to adult prisons and 1.2 million black American children had an incarcerated parent in 2013.
Capitalism is booming with the prison industry. Companies utilizing “prison labor” is inhumane exploitation of black and Hispanic prisoners who work for $0.25/hr. The companies know that there will be no strikes, no unemployment insurance to pay, no vacation time to allot, no compensation benefits to pay. If prisoners refuse to work, they are locked in isolated cells as punishment. With this great investment enterprise, jail populations grew by 2,000,000 persons in the year 2000. United States went from having 15 private prisons to 100 private prisons.
Months after the city of Flint, Mich., switched from a Detroit water supply complaints were ignored about water. Late in 2015 state officials declared a public health emergency of lead poisoning which cause lasting health and developmental problems in children, the pregnant and the weak.Michigan state officials knew of health risks: a state legislator warned the governor in a letter that his constituents were “on the verge of civil unrest.” A hospital in Flint saw that the water was damaging its instruments . The hospital and a local university started filtering its water.
Such disregard of the health of black people is not new nor is it only domestic. Dr. William Thompson dmitted to falsifying data published in the journal Pediatrics in 2004. CDC scientists deliberately altered data. The real data showed that giving children vaccine before the age of 36 months increased the risk of autism by 69% and Black children risk of autism triples to 240%. In 2015, Dr. Wahome Ngare found an antigen in the vaccines administered to 2.3 million girls from the World Health Organization and UNICEF which causes miscarriages
.In America, there has been an erosion of the “pretense” of the American “Melting Pot”. Mainstream practices of abject offensiveness are “apologized away” and quickly removed from public discussion. . Everyday slights, indignities, and insults that people of color endure are now tolerated by good white people. It is the sum total of multiple microaggressions by whites to blacks that has pervasive effect to the stability and peace of this world.
Every year, the president and Congress meet to set refugee quotas for specific countries. "By its very nature, it’s not a legal process; it is a political process,” says Bill Frelick, the director of the refugee program at Human Rights Watch. A vulnerable group of refugees who do not have a big profile and do not have a “special” connection to the United States, are left out. Acceptance of refugees is a popularity contest that is politically driven.
When Saigon fell in 1975, the U.S. had no comprehensive refugee policy. When refugees from the South China Sea started arriving, the government passed the 1980 Refugee Act, giving way to a universal definition for what it meant to be a refugee, and founded the resettlement program that exists to this day. The Vietnamese exodus continued through the '90s until the U.S. formally closed its resettlement program in 1994.
By 2007, the U.N.’s refugee agency called the Iraq exodus the "largest long-term population movement in the Middle East since the displacement of Palestinians" in 1948. But at that point, the U.S. had admitted fewer than 1,000 Iraqi refugees.
There are currently 2.6 million Afghan refugees. But in the last 20 years, the U.S. has taken in less than 20,000.By 1994, 2.3 million Rwandan people had fled the country. The U.S. has taken in less than 1,500. The 1999-2001 civil war in Liberia resulted in 640,000 refugees. The U.S., has accepted about 33,000.
Out of the more than two million Syrian refugees, the United States has taken in a total of 90 since that country’s civil war began.
Soviet Jews have been steadily streaming into the U.S. for decades surpassing their relocation to Israel. The Lautenberg Amendment, a special 1989 law, even granted refugee status to Jews from the former Soviet Union without having to prove specific persecution.
Senior epidemiologist at the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), Dr. William Thompson, released thousands of pages of CDC documents of research data to Congress this past summer of 2014. admitting to falsifying data from a 2004 CDC report that was published in the journal Pediatrics.Dr. Thompson disclosed that he along with other CDC cientists deliberately excluded Black children from the study, and altered data in order to negate any links between vaccines and autism. He declares, the initial report found that giving children the vaccine before the age of 36 months increased the risk of autism by 69%; but in Black children the risk of autism triples to a scary 240%. The Obama administration has granted Dr. Thompson whistleblower status; granting him immunity.
. In 2014, there was a massive wave of reports in the media claiming that women of childbearing age had been given tetanus vaccines containing the hormone hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin), rendering them infertile. When introduced into the body with a tetanus toxoid carrier, antibodies will be formed not only against tetanus but, also against hCG. The body will produce anti-hCG antibodies. The antibodies will attack hCG, which naturally sustains a pregnancy so that a woman is incapable of maintaining a pregnancy.The vaccines were administered to 2.3 million girls and women by the (WHO) World Health Organization and UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund).
A polio immunizations scheduled April 2015 contained estradiol, an estrogen compound, which, when exposed to males, damages the sperm. It is clear that estrogen hormone plays a significant role in sexual orientation.
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