Criminal Jusitice Reform Front and Center in the Obama Administration

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US President Barack Obama speaks during the NAACP's 106th National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 14, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

US President Barack Obama speaks during the NAACP’s 106th National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 14, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

The Obama Administration has now put criminal justice front and center as its main issue in his already impressive set of reforms.  On the heels of commuting the sentences of 46 federal convicts, Obama will soon be the first president to visit a federal prison where he will talk to inmates and prison guards.  He has also spoken on the issue recently in the media with a speech to the NAACP convention and also sat down ‘The Wire’ creator David Simon earlier this year to speak about criminal justice reform.  In his NAACP speech, Obama spoke against mandatory minimums, a lack of voting rights, jail abuse and job discrimination that many current and former convicts face.

Mass Incarceration and over-sentencing are important issues that disproportionately affect poor people of color.  Our criminal justice system is one of the most systematically racist institutions in our country. African Americans and Latinos make up only 30% of the population, but 60% of the prison system.  1 and every 35 and 1 and every 88 black and latin men respectively, are behind bars.  Around 1 and 9 African American child has a father in prison.  This is one of the greatest unspoken injustices in America.  You want black people to stop crying about racism, changing the way we sentence and jail our people of color for non-violent crimes would go a long way in changing that. This along with an overhaul of our policing system needs to happen soon.


5 Reasons Why Conservatives Just Don’t Get It

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1.  Donald Trump


The fact that Donald Trump is a frontrunner/problem in the Republican party is so ridiculous, it’s comical.  A New Poll has the smut at the top of the poll.  He’s so out of touch, he’s John McCain.

2.  Conservatives still think half the country is lazy and won’t work


Jeb Bush, this week, claimed that people needed to ‘work longer hours’ in order to make more money.  Most Americans, including myself work hard as hell.  This ‘handout’ business is a trash argument. It’s quite an ignorant and pretty offensive, but also ironic because most of the people who vote republican rely on public assistance of some sort from farm subsidies to WIC and welfare.

3.  The Confederate Flag is ‘a thing’


The confederate flag should’ve been banned 1865 when the war ended.  The losers lost, yet centuries later, we’re still debating about this flag.  A section of this country cannot seem to let go and realize, “Hey, self, this thing is a symbol of hate, oppression and terrorism and offends some folks,  Maybe I should take it down.” A poll recently released said most Republicans don’t find the Confederate flag racist..of course they don’t.

4.  The old creepy white men thing


Have you seen the republican presidential candidates list?  It’s so white, Senator Jim Inhofe tried to bring it into congress to debate global warming.  With the exception of those two women who are also old and white, Ben Carson who wants to make money and Bobby Genitals who is Indian but is whiter than most white candidates, these group of people don’t look like the real United States.  The Republican party doesn’t foster diversity, doesn’t invoke a diverse array of beliefs and harbors views that are pretty flat out racist at times.  I know what you’re going to say, ‘black man who writes blogs, the democratic field is white too,’ and I say, “That’s because minorities weren’t dumb enough to think they’d win against Hillary.” although Bernie Sanders is interesting…

5.  Cheaters don’t win

Republicans have gerrymandered their way into a majority in Congress and Senate.  Had they won based off their issues and great candidates, this would not be an issue.  This did not happen.   The conservatives have hijacked the republican party with their crazy views, regressive views and now the country is suffering from it.  Crazy old uncles.


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  with a bad toupee.  
Whew!  Now that I got that out of my system, I have some questions to ask.  Why is he still a thing?  Why is he still being allowed to bump his loud mouth and porcelain teeth in public with racist rhetoric?Why is this man now #1 in the Republican polls?  No matter how loud and wrong the Trumpster is, the conservatives get off on it.  This man said illegal immigrants come over here from Mexico and ‘rape’ women.  That is literally one of the most racist and evil things that could be said about a group of people, yet the conservative party eats it up.  I beginning to believe that the tea party and conservative country don’t care about winning elections in this country.  So much for getting the minority vote in this country, huh.