Category Archives: Justice

Why racism no longer matters to me

The last straw for certain things came with a Baltimore Sun front page banner headline:

Skepticism, despair as killings continue
Residents question city response; Four day death toll stands at 12.

I anticipate no response from Julia CravenJenee Desmond-HarrisTa-Nehisi CoatesStacey Patton, or Brittney Cooper.[*]

What was the last straw?

In short, it’s time for me to stop concerning myself with racism and race.

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Life course persistent offenders, …

… also known as psychopaths.

These individuals account for 1% of the general population, 25% of the prison population, and 50% of all crime.  Put differently, 10% of the population commit 90% of the crime; but this one tenth of the criminals, commit five times as much crime.

Related:  Loving the psychopath

Heather Weeden

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This teen won’t go to prison, even after he hacked 50,700 computers

Bookmarks:
This teen won’t go to prisonNo one cares what black folk think.A thumbs-up for HilaryMaryland mom ditches baby — literally
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A landmark study

Stress in low-income families can affect children’s learning

I am very excited about this.

This is, as far as I know, the first study to attempt to measure the degree of chaos in the home.

The researchers in an earlier-mentioned study (Related:  Poor children have smaller brains) speculated that “poor families tend to live more chaotic lives, and that stress could inhibit healthy brain development.”  The current study seems to indicate that it is directly so.

As of this writing, my hypothesis has become as follows:  the chaos of a growing child’s environment causes comparatively more resources to be devoted to the limbic system and less to the cerebral cortex, resulting in a body with reduced capacity to learn.

Related:  A MUST-READ CONCERNING JUSTICE AND POVERTY
Related: Chaos overwhelms the poor
Related: Wisdom teaching in poor black homes

(Originally posted 2015-07-08; reblogged 10/13/16.)