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thomas roma. sunset park.

© 1998. new york city.

"here a camera becomes an instrument of a sharply knowing lyrical poetry that draws its energy from a late-twentieth-century urban scene; and here, as consequence, a poignant vitality and unassuming humanity are rescued from the flow of life’s events."

— robert coles

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“ The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime. ”

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except as punishment for a crime.

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except as punishment for a crime.

except as punishment for a crime.

except as punishment for a crime.

except as punishment for a crime.

except as punishment for a crime.

except as punishment for a crime.

except as punishment for a crime.

Think about who’s in jail and why. 

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and that “crime” could be anything they felt like charging you with

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This was how the myth of Black criminality started, for the record. After the abolition of slavery, a lot of states made laws targeting Black people specifically, and then put them on chain gangs to get free labor from them.

Oh, and the US is still disproportionately incarcerating Black people and private prisons are making huge amounts off them.

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This is one of those pieces of information I wish had like 200 million notes on tumblr.

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meanwhile the dea teamed up with the cca

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Yeah, I believe that black people are twice as likely to be arrested and convicted for committing the same crimes as a white person. Draw your own conclusions.

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Reblogging this because everytime in real life I’ve said Slavery didn’t really end I’ve been dismissed as crazy.

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I’ll reblog this every time it comes up on my dash. People need to know!

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All of this.

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So don’t tell me to get over slavery or say that was in the past when black and latinos are locked up…..in alarming numbers…..

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It’s ALMOST as if RACISM!

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