— School is a prison — and damaging our kids - Salon.com. Total, absolute garbage. Made-up nonsense on stilts. When a writer makes with such absolute confidence a statement this comprehensively ignorant, just stop reading. You can’t trust anything else they say. (via ayjay)
It is painful to say this: Trayvon Martin is not a miscarriage of American justice, but American justice itself. This is not our system malfunctioning. It is our system working as intended. To expect our juries, our schools, our police to single-handedly correct for this, is to look at the final play in the final minute of the final quarter and wonder why we couldn’t come back from twenty-four down.
To paraphrase a great man — We are what our record says we are. How can we sensibly expect different?"
— Trayvon Martin and the Irony of American Justice by Ta-nehisi Coates
This is what you draw on your kid’s hand to keep them busy for 30 minutes