Laverne Cox corrects Gayle King on CBS

aren’t these MEDIA PEOPLE! WHY dont they do fucing research!!!!  Did she not see Katie Couric being corrected???! Do they not have access to google and MONEY to buy BOOKS and interns to research fucking BLOGS and NO BODY should be talking this RUBBISH by now, NOT if you are a goddamn journalist and thus rich enough to get up off your ass and ACCESS alllllll the information out there STOP being an asshole.

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Et lui jetai en vain toutes mes flèches
Et lui l’arc après ; mais lui, les ramassant
Et les tirant, et me fit cent et cent brèches.

– Louise Labé, Sonnet 19


Human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson represents those who have been abandoned. His clients are people on death row — abused and neglected children who were prosecuted as adults and placed in adult prisons where they were beaten and sexually abused, and mentally disabled people whose illnesses helped land them in prison where their special needs were unmet.

Today he spoke to us about justice in the 21st century:

"The new statistic from the Justice [Department] is really disheartening: The Justice Department is now reporting that one in three black male babies born in the 21st century is expected to go to jail or prison. The statistic for Latino boys is one in six. That statistic was not true in the 20th century. It was not true in the 19th century. It didn’t become true until the 21st century. That means we have enormous work to do to improve our commitment to society that is not haunted and undermined and corrupted by our legacy of racial inequality.”

One Lawyer’s Fight For Young Blacks And ‘Just Mercy’

Photo: Linda Nylind, The Guardian

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