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Favorite movie. Ever.

jessehimself:

Yesterday I wrote a post showing how ostensibly color-blind policy can disproportionately hurt people of color (for lack of a better term) or not benefit them as much as it should. I argued this by pointing out that black and brown people will make up a disproportionate number of those people who will not gain any insurance from Obamacare. That is because Medicaid is administered through the states, and the Supreme Court ruled that that states have the right to refuse Medicaid expansion. The result is not simply a disproportionate number of black and brown people left uninsured, but, in some states, a situation where an actual majority of the uninsured are black and brown. 
 
The effect is much worse when you consider that the African-American community is hyper-segregated highly segregated. You have to imagine a state like Mississippi, where the majority of the uninsured are going to be black and the black uninsured will be then mostly concentrated in black neighborhoods. In other words it will be other black people — uninsured and not — who will bear the entire social costs of this. 
Here is one way to think about this: You are black. You have gotten your college degree and a decent job. But your younger brother isn’t doing so well in school and needs some tutoring. And you’re worried about your grandmother because her neighborhood isn’t safe. And your homeboy, whom you were raised with, just finished a bid for intent to distribute. And your homegirl had a kid when she was 15, but the father is out. 
 
You have made it out of a poor community, but your network is rooted there and shows all the markers of exposure to poverty. Because of a history of American racism, your exposure will be higher than white people of your same income level. Perhaps you would like to build another network. That network, because of a history of racism, will likely be with other black people — black people who, like you, are part of a network that, on average, shows greater exposure to poverty. Meanwhile, white people are building other networks that are significantly less compromised by exposure to poverty.
 
This is how segregation compromises the power of black community. It takes a societal ill — say a lack of insurance — and then concentrates it one community. Members of the whole community, uninsured and not, feel the effects of this to varying degrees, and a problem that is truly American somehow becomes “black.” The black uninsured of Mississippi — a majority of the uninsured of the state — are not going to be evenly distributed among the various networks of the state. They are going to be concentrated in one particular network.

uglygirlsclub:

don’t date anyone who doesn’t ask you about your childhood and why you are the way that you are

don’t date anyone who won’t work to understand and accept those things

langleav:

My new book Lullabies is now available via Amazon, BN.com The Book Depository and bookstores worldwide.

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illeg-al:

tip of the day don’t vacuum with ear phones in because i just finished vacuuming the whole house only to realise it wasn’t even on

Damn

College students can now get microsoft office for free

hoodjab:

rabbrakha:

melthemuslim:

Just go here and sign up with your college email. You can install it on up to 5 PCs or Macs and on other mobile devices, including Windows tablets and iPads.

GOD BLESS.

I PAYED UGH. REBLOGGING TO SAVE U GUYS SOME MORE GAS MONEY

emeraldjade:

lt-laularryaddict:

conceivethedream:

shakalakka:

robregal:

clarknokent:

robregal:

redsuns-n-orangemoons:

coconutzfemme:

shantrinas:

90sgeekchic:

randywhorton:

lasflowers:

nxkvsja:

de fuck chile ?????

😂😂😂 fuck wtf

*moves to South Korea to be somebody*

Stop.

*moves to france*

oui oui blow my back out. 

y’all see they ain’t got no african or caribbean countries? mhmmm.

Whole chart woulda been different.

Tbh What African or carribean people you know would believe a white man saying “hey can I see your penis? I’m doing a study”

you serious? a Jamaican or Haitian would’ve immediately whipped it out and started bragging. Nigga woulda smacked the ground with it and caused an earthquake, talkin’ about “nuh worries, mon, dats fi ha mi wek di crops fa di season!” Caribbeans give no fucks.

I peeped they don’t have us Caribbeans on there then it dawned on me….look how small the boxes are. I understand now

^^^^^^^^ LMFAOOOOOO

XD

No lies

Damn

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This right here… Laaaaawd!!!

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twins-addict:

I could watch all battles from JD with twins over and over again…

Yes loved those days

aculturedpearl:

Louboutins are redefining the “nude” pump— now available in five shades.  Great initiative!

re-freshthepage:

beyonsexe:

WHAT

This fucked with my head so hard

I have no idea what I’ve just looked at. My mind is f**ked right now.

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