- Aug 9, 2010
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Me reading jts posts
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I think is a pretty complicated issue, but you can start by reading Emily Yoffe's multipart series in The Atlantic on the excesses of Title IX and how it impacted the rights of male students, many of them POC. It essentially stripped basic due process rights away from the accused and led to many ridiculous, Kafkaesque situations. Yoffe is a female, progessive journalist that was open about how conflicted she was publishing the results of her work, especially in the wake of Donald Trump's election, but I think it's important to read what was actually happening under the Title IX rules and see that it was essential to reform them. I was pretty shocked that the ACLU came out against restoring due process in these cases.Did you guys even read the article on the aclu? It’s about title ix and the aclu’s stance on protecting the rights of people who are sexually assaulted. To say that the aclu doesn’t work on criminal justice issues directly benefiting Black people is just dangerously uninformed.
So right up Joytropics' alley then?To say that the aclu doesn’t work on criminal justice issues directly benefiting Black people is just dangerously uninformed.
You should hang out more in the CE forum then. That's not even the stupidest thing I've read on Styleforum today.saying don’t donate to the ACLU and promote malaria eradication instead is honestly one of the most profoundly stupid statements I’ve read on this forum.
dunno. I typically try to give people benefit of the doubt these days, and I feel like he more or less engaged in a manner that wasn’t inflammatory. His content was very bad (malaria lol) but I think it’s very legitimate to voice your opinion about unscrupulous charities — oftentimes these things don’t come to light until something like a conversation like this happens (eg: the problems with southern poverty law center). Nonprofits, especially large ones, have done a fantastic job of painting a shiny veneer on themselves to look like only embodiments of good and justice, when practice doesn’t translate to that.That’s great if you think that was the spirit. The spirit I saw was to shit on someone’s fundraiser. Which seems to be a real sport these days.
There are lot of issues that Black folks have but title 9 and malaria aren’t what people are fighting for in the street.Did you guys even read the article on the aclu? It’s about title ix and the aclu’s stance on protecting the rights of people who are sexually assaulted. To say that the aclu doesn’t work on criminal justice issues directly benefiting Black people is just dangerously uninformed.
"Police shootings of unarmed black people in America" is just the tip of the iceberg - there is a systematic bias in the way people of color are treated by law enforcement across the board in this country. Outcomes include reduced economic opportunities, increased stress that leads to adverse health outcomes, and really a general lack of freedom to just be. I have professional colleagues who have to think twice about, say, going running in a nice neighborhood, where I don't - because of the genetic accident that made me white and therefore not a target. That's not right.Police shootings of unarmed black people in America account for about 10 deaths a year.
Seconding this, especially on sizing. I heard Michaels are tts, but heschung down one for me.Can anyone comment on the differences between the Paraboot 'Michael' shoes and Heschung's 'Thuya?' Are they pretty much the same thing? I've had some chukkas from Heschung and they were great, but never owned anything from Paraboot.