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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! For now, I’ve returned from my Joiyssey to participate in the "revolution":I’ve been at many Occupy sites across the country:1st in D.C. Freedom Plaza I faced & challenged racism/white supremacy, sexism/patriarchy, classism, heterosexism & eventually was kicked off the island; then I offered workshops as I drove to CA:“Anti-Racism Geared for White Occupiers”; “NO DRONES” "Successes and Pitfalls of OWS"

Monday, May 17, 2010

I just can't take it anymore - dispartiy among u.s.a. citizens

According to the state department, Black families make TEN CENTS to every ONE DOLLAR that comparable white families make.

Since 1984, the wealth gap between Blacks and whites grow FOUR times larger: the median asset of whites $22,000 grew to $100,000; the median asset among Blacks $2,000 grew to $5,000.

Illegal drug use among the white population is 17%; illegal drug use among the Black population is 17%.

Conviction rate for white drug users is 17%; conviction rate for Black drug users is 69%.

I just can't take it anymore.