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I Don’t Remember 9/11. A 22-year-old looks back on the… | by Matthew Black | An Injustice! | Jul, 2020 | Medium

I Don’t Remember 9/11. A 22-year-old looks back on the… | by Matthew Black | An Injustice! | Jul, 2020 | Medium

I had a friend in elementary school who would always tell us about how his uncle died on 9/11. He would describe the memory of his mother crying on the phone, having just heard the news, and then of her sitting him down and explaining how his uncle wouldn’t be coming around anymore. A couple years later, he clarified that although his uncle did die, he doesn’t actually remember anything from that day. A couple more years later, he admitted that there was no dead uncle.By the time he admitted the full truth it wasn’t much of a surprise; after all he was barely three years old when it...

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Let Prisoners Vote -- Yes, even the rapists and murderers | An Injustice!

Let Prisoners Vote -- Yes, even the rapists and murderers | An Injustice!

If you ever have trouble understanding why the American judicial system is the way it is, one thing to keep in mind is that we really, really don’t see prisoners as people.Whether you’re a violent offender or not, whether you’re in there for life or just a couple of weeks, we are not taught to see you as a human being until you’ve been released, and sometimes not even then.We at the idea of prisoners getting raped. We get at the idea of them having access to computers. Any time news comes out about some initiative to improve prison conditions slightly, you get the same wave of rhetoric...

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Two White People Argue About Black Lives Matter | Medium

Two White People Argue About Black Lives Matter | Medium

It all starts when one of them mentions the recent surge of Covid-19 infections:“Of course we’ve got a new wave of infections. You’ve got those rioters crowding together in the streets without masks, spreading the shit around.”“Are you serious?”“Yeah, I’m serious. And of course the media never blames them for the resurgence. They blame everyone else for wanting to go to church, for wanting to go to the beaches or the parks. The beaches aren’t even that dangerous — people naturally keep away from strangers on the beach anyway — yet somehow we’re to blame because we (God forbid) went to a...

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