Isn't this just as relevant to the inequality gap? Rich people congregate in certain districts, the municipality raises property taxes in those districts blocking poorer families out. The higher tax revenue means more funding for the schools in those districts. Therefore, the poorer families get screwed over two fold.
This probably affects POC at a higher rate due to systemic discrimination.
School choice is one of the big lies right now.
Professor Richard Wolff always said "When Neoliberals offer to give you more 'choices,' make sure to hold on tight to your pocket book."
You could have a forced redistribution of all funding for all schools nationally and still have inequalities (see France for example).
Or that prison in Louisiana that is a literal plantation.
Google "Angola Prison" but pour yourself a drink first.
It is literally a period-accurate 1850's overseers-on-horses cotton plantation.
It's more the system designed to imprison people (disproportionately young black men) so that they can be used as forced labour/to generate profits for private prison owners, or to make a bunch of racists feel better about themselves (or all 3).
Also, those prisons don't exactly look like places designed for rehabilitation, do they? The goal clearly isn't to help people.
Ahhh, Angola. Two of my uncles spent some time there. It's one of the most brutal prisons in the states. That shithole wouldn't be out of place in somewhere like Uganda or Nigeria. The place is a bona-fide labor camp, and if the LA state gov't had their way it would be a straight up death camp where they work you to death.
Anti-Semitic conspiracy theorists: first as tragedy, then as farce.
Far right: we are a popular movement with the people behind us
Also the far right: Everyone in our rallies is a Soros plant
I actually had no idea Alex Jones was alt-right. I just assumed he was nuts. Well, now I know he's nuts and anti-semitic.
Prior to becoming a communist I used to like reading conspiracy theories for fun but now I just see all the latent antisemitism, racism, confusion and Nazism and it's no longer fun, just depressing.
Dr. Cornel West really laying it down, he also made a point to call out capitalism as a main driver for what is going on.
What kind of person spends their Saturday fighting against bigotry/ignorance?
I mean who wakes up on their day off and decides to go fight evil/defend humanity? ...On the front lines while I sit on my couch I'm embarrassed to admit?
A GD hero, that's who.
BIG-ups to all of my heroes❤️
You inspire me. You inspire us all.
God, I'm proud of everyone who went to defend Charlottesville. I hope everyone can hear what he says.
Let us stand firm in solidarity with all anti-fascists in the fight against racism and hate.
If you can, please consider kicking a couple of bucks to Comrade Heyer's family.
Also, the medical fund for our injured comrades is here.
Or do both. Disregarding sadness makes us less human.
"From each according to their ability, to each according to their needs." Your support is just as important as anyone else's. Keep fighting the good fight, comrade.
My account is at 0,33€, but support from Spain.
Someone just died and this guy on CNN is saying how we have to come together now because we might be going to war with North Korea. Holy shit fuck off.
Nope. One of the people hit already died. That's regular murder now.
When black folk or Antifa break a window reddit loses their mind but when fucking nazis murder anti-facsists with their car while gathering together, heavily armed, in the name of white supremacy, no mention anywhere near the front page.
Edit: So this incident got to the front page after I posted this, which removes some of my outrage. But most of my outrage was coming from the fact that the racist rally itself, which featured violent right wing attacks before this vehicular manslaughter, was all but absent when I woke up this morning.
But, taking a page out of /u/Novelcheek's book, I will say that I was hasty to say that reddit was ignoring the car attack. My bad.
We just witnessed attempted murder.
"The 1%" should be replaced with "bourgeoisie" or "capitalists". 1% is a reductionist term invented by left-leaning-liberals that distracts from the true class character of capitalism. Other than that, nice meme comrade.
So the plan is to kill people? That should work.
True, I didn't made this meme. But I completely agree with you
the capitalist sold it to them
I hate the right wing as much as the next guy, but I thought the Venezuelan president is also extremely corrupt.
Venezuelan here, this photo isnt even recent, do a reverse image search and verify it yourselves if you don't believe me.
EDIT: provided sources a couple of comments below, stop asking me.
lol, I wish I had a dollar for every time they have said "Trump has incriminated himself, this time is it!"
It's on cnn. But right now Trump has possibly incriminated himself so we might be able to oust our own wishful dictator.
I don't wish death on anyone but I can't say I'd miss him terribly much.
Though I'd be worried about him being replaced by someone younger and more competent who can do damage beyond prattling on about "state's rights" and "deep concern".
As Chicago Mayor Harold Washington said of the corrupt former Mayor Daley, "I'm not glad he's dead, but I'm glad he's gone."
He's plenty spry and plenty competent when it comes to the spheres of war-hawking and poor-hating
I'll be glad when John McCain is dead, because the proven and enthusiastic enemies of the people deserve whatever ills that may befall them.
I know a lot of people that add homerules to Monopoly because the game sucks otherwise... Just like in reality. We should just switch the game :)
Just one of the many things to point to whenever the conversation comes up about people taking away all of the wrong lessons from various things/events throughout history.
Oddly enough I never see the "starting money is based on your parent's wealth" rule. That one would make the game even more realistic but no-one will play it with me.
Yeah, everybody should just start the game in the order they finished the previous game. The winners can keep on winning as they fling taunts at the other players like, "You just aren't playing hard enough," or, "You must just not want to succeed." We'll call this new version of the game, "Monopoly: Muh Human Nature."