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Racial Profiling in Crime Control Technologies

Racial Profiling in Crime Control Technologies Current concern with the federal surveillance of social protests on social media, particularly that of Twitter’s #blacklivesmatter (Joseph, 2015), has coalesced the topics of the Fourth Amendment, civil liberties in a broad sense, and technology into conversation around the scale, scope, and cost of civilian surveillance.

Digital Policing in the Use of Social Media for Identification of Criminal Conduct and Associations

Police are increasingly monitoring social media to build evidence for criminal indictments. In 2014, 103 alleged gang members residing in public housing in Harlem, New York, were arrested in what has been called “the largest gang bust in history.” The arrests came after the New York Police Department (NYPD) spent 4 years monitoring the social media communication of these suspected gang members. In this article, we explore the implications of using social media for the identification of criminal activity. We describe everyday racism in digital policing as a burgeoning conceptual framework for understanding racialized social media surveillance by law enforcement. We discuss implications for law enforcement agencies utilizing social media data for intelligence and evidence in criminal cases.

Social Media Use in Identifying and Investigating Criminal Conduct

DON'T BE STUPID! Proactive policing strategies and multiple forms of police misconduct and violence have disproportionately affected people of color who live in urban, disadvantaged communities (Brunson & Miller, 2006). Justification of this behavior is rooted in historical narratives and a belief structure, often perpetuated in the criminal justice system that views Black men as “symbolic assailants” (Anderson, 1990; Bridges & Steen, 1998; Brunson & Miller, 2006; Holmes, 2000; Jackson, 1997; Jacobs & O’Brien, 1998; Kennedy, 1997; Smith & Holmes, 2003; Quillian & Pager, 2001). Feagin (1991) warns that these covert and routine strategies have widespread, cumulative effects on both individuals and the collective consciousness of Black communities.

Expectations of Racism, Media Thickness in African-American Women.

Expectations of Racism, Media Thickness in African-American Women. Intima–media thickness, also called intimal medial thickness, is a measurement of the thickness of tunica intima and tunica media, the innermost two layers of the wall of an artery. The measurement is usually made by external ultrasound and occasionally by internal, invasive ultrasound catheters. Wikipedia

John Brown, the baddest white man who ever lived. "Slavery will only end...

Jon Wilkes Booth, Walt Whitman, and Stonewall Jackson all attended the execution of John Brown. John Brown was a hero and should be recognized as so but some call him a terrorist. More black people need to add him into the discussion with the rest of our hero's but he gets forgotten about way too often.


MEDIA, CRIME, AND RACISM Media, Crime and Racism draws together contributions from scholars at the leading edge of their field across three continents to present contemporary and longstanding debates exploring the roles played by media and the state in racialising crime and criminalizing …

Mass Media and Racism

Abstract The growth of racism during the past few years has been paralleled by a radical shift in the terms of debate on strategies for defeating it. In the early 1970s minority actions by the far left against the National Front were condemned in hysterical terms by commentators and politicians whose line for defeating racists was ‘ignore them and they’ll go away’. Today, erstwhile moderates vie with each other in denouncing racism and its fascist parasites. The Bishop of Aston announces in blood-curdling terms that if people realised the horror of a developed National Front ‘they would lie awake at night sweating with fear’; the Labour Party, authors in government of the anti-immigration policies and legislation that have contributed most to the rise of racism, devote an entire political broadcast to an attack on the National Front; Young Conservatives have even taken to producing anti-racist T-shirts.

Online racial discrimination: A growing problem for adolescents

We also found that reports of direct racial discrimination increased across the three time periods. Minority youth perceived an average of less than one incident (M=.72) at the first time period, one incident (M=.94) the second year, and slightly more than one incident (M=1.1) at the third. The results also suggested that vicarious racial discrimination increased across the three waves. Participants perceived approximately one and a half incidents of vicarious racial discrimination (M=1.43) at the first time period, and nearly two incidents of vicarious racial discrimination the second (M=1.69) and third (M=1.70) years.

What White Kids Learn About Race in School

Sixty-five years afterBrown v. Board of Education, U.S. schools remain largely segregated. This matters not only because white and black students experience very different educational outcomes, but also because school is where children form many of their ideas about race and privilege. De facto school segregation perpetuates the intergenerational reproduction of racial hierarchy.

How white privilege plays out in the Harvard admissions process

Researchers estimate that roughly three-quarters of white legacy students would have been rejected if they had been treated the same as their non-white peers These students are accepted at a higher rate than other applicants, even though they have worse grades. They also tend to be overwhelmingly white: roughly a third of legacy students are African American, Hispanic or Asian American. Full Article:

Amber Guyger’s judge gave her a Bible and hugged her. Why some say she s...

An organization that fights for the separation of church and state has filed a complaint that a judge

How the Suffrage Movement Betrayed Black Women

It became clear after the Civil War that black and white women had different views of why the right to vote was essential. White women were seeking the vote as a symbol of parity with their husbands and brothers. Black women, most of whom lived in the South, were seeking the ballot for themselves and their men, as a means of empowering black communities besieged by the reign of racial terror that erupted after Emancipation.


Within a capitalist economic system, Commodification is the transformation of goods, services, ideas and people into commodities or objects of trade. A commodity at its most basic, according to Arjun Appadurai, is "anything intended for exchange," or any object of economic value.

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh being told to remove his turban. Why should he?

VIDEO of NDP leader Jagmeet Singh being confronted at Montreal's Atwater Market by someone who advised him that he should remove his turban. #cdnpoli#polqc

Botham Jean's brother forgives and hugs ex-cop as she's sentenced to 10 ...

A jury has sentenced a former Dallas police officer to 10 years in prison for the shooting death of her unarmed neighbor in his home last year. Amber Guyger was convicted of murder Tuesday by the same jury in the death of Botham Jean.


A jury has sentenced Amber Guyger to 10 years in prison for the murder of Botham Jean, after viewing racist text messages sent by the former Dallas police officer.
Prosecutors had symbolically asked for a minimum sentence of 28 years. Jean, who was 26 when

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Response to this push and pull of the status quo has “led many White youth in two seemingly opposed but actually interconnected directions: retrenchment in White supremacy and voracious consumption of African American popular culture” (Yousman, 2003, p. 375). In our commodity consumer culture, just as one’s body can be bought and sold on the open market (HillCollins, 1990), one can purchase “identity.” Most importantly, this identity may be found through “eating the other”:


Blackophilia: Used to describe the ambivalent interest in Black culture by non-Blacks as a source of both pleasure and anxiety (Yousman, 2003). Characterized by consumption and simultaneous fascination/disgust, attraction/repulsion, hypervisiblity/invisibility of Black pop culture. Equally, Blackophobia will refer to irrational fear, dread, and anxiety toward Blacks (Yousman, 2003).

After racist emails, Wake Forest University keeps armed guards outside some classrooms

After racist emails, Wake Forest University keeps armed guards outside some classrooms The emails arrived after a tumultuous spring semester. In February, after a photo of a person in blackface and another wearing a Ku Klux Klan robe was found on the medical-school yearbook page of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) generated national headlines, the university’s president, Nathan Hatch, addressed the campus about racist images and language in old copies of the Wake Forest school yearbook. Those included references to lynching, racial slurs, Confederate symbols and photos of students in blackface. Hatch wrote that the university continues “to explore and improve how to reconcile our complex history with the progress we’ve made and the sense of belonging we want everyone in our community to feel.” Those efforts included researching the school’s historical ties to slavery. Later that month, the university’s dean of admissions, Martha Allman, wrote a message to the campus apologizing for a p…

Colin Kaepernick Posts Video With OBJ, Tweets 'Staying Ready Against the...

Former 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick posted a video showing him working out and throwing passes to current Browns star Odell Beckham Jr. SI Now's Robin Lundberg and Ryan Asselta discuss the message Kaepernick is trying to send by posting the video and if it's the best way to try and get back to the NFL.

Donald Trump May Have Intervened With Colin Kaepernick's Signing And Fans Are Furious. The controversy around former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began on September 1, 2016, when he knelt during the National Anthem to protest police brutality. Since then, he's lost his position and been a lightning rod at the center of a contentious political conversation.

Donald Trump May Have Intervened With Colin Kaepernick's Signing And Fans Are Furious. The controversy around former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began on September 1, 2016, when he knelt during the National Anthem to protest police brutality. Since then, he's lost his position and been a lightning rod at the center of a contentious political conversation.

Donald Trump May Have Intervened With Colin Kaepernick's Signing And Fan...

The controversy around former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began on September 1, 2016, when he knelt during the National Anthem to protest police brutality. Since then, he's lost his position and been a lightning rod at the center of a contentious political conversation.

Assata Olugbala Shakur

Assata Shakur was wrongfully convicted in a case that should've been self defense. Well documented Cointelpro operations and other evidence should've have lead to an open and shut case. However she's still wanted and there's currently a 2 million dollar reward for her.


Selling the Race offers a fascinating story of the making of black culture in the United States at the middle of the twentieth century. The basic message, convincingly delivered, is that African Americans have long been agents in the production of their culture (one that has influenced, and been influenced by, trends toward modernity in American life generally) and not just casualties. Less convincing, but less important, is the argument that Chicago has been "at the center of the postwar historical narrative" (p. 16).


'An Archive. Proof of Institutional, Systematic Racism. Throughout History, and in Today's Society. In America and Abroad.'


When Mr. James fired agent Aaron Goodwin, the collective jaws of the NBA and the sports-marketing world dropped. The well-respected Mr. Goodwin had negotiated Mr. James' celebrated $90 million contract with Nike. Then Mr. James ydid the almost unthinkable in the sometimes stuffy world of sports marketing -- he handed his off-the-court businesses and marketing over to Messrs. Carter, Paul and Mims.

More racist tweets. What a shock. Carson King, Aaron Calvin

The Des Moines Register reporter who exposed a man's racist tweets from 2012 is no longer with the publication after readers revealed his own controversial social media posts.


First, the geographic limits on many African Americans’ trading partnerships segregate the larger social networks of which African-American business owners are a part. Combined with the segregation of African Americans in other domains of life, such as housing, this means that African Americans are less able to build social capital that provides important economic benefits.