Some of my favorite cameras, me, 2014

The United States has more people in prison than any other country and incarcerates people at a higher rate than at any other time in history. Our crime rate, however, is not higher than in other countries or than it has been historically. Why, then, are so many Americans behind bars? The answer lies in the United States’ use of mass incarceration as a strategy to reduce crime, particularly to fight illicit drug use. Yet mass incarceration has not been effective at reducing crime and illicit drug use. It has, however, destroyed families and communities and has exacerbated racial inequality in that the primary victims of intensified law enforcement have been people of color.
"Racism and the Criminal Justice System" in Race and Racisms: A Critical Approach (via oupacademic)

Chris Pratt at the after party of the 2004-2005 WB Primetime Upfront


Muslimah weightlifter wins right to compete in modest clothing

Heavy lifting doesn’t unnerve Kulsoom Abdullah, who has helped to throw open the doors for Muslim women in the international weightlifting arena. 


 I think I may buy the first one…. what do ya’ll think?


   Light on melanin.