13th: Slavery Then and Now | Ear Hustle, a must hear podcast

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V66F3WU2CKk As the film begins, we hear former President Barack Obama asking us to look at a telling statistic: that the United States is home to “5 percent of the world’s population, but 25 percent of the world’s prisoners. Think about that.” When you do, it’s a boggling number:  1 in 4 of the …

#ThisIsNotNormal | When They Found Me I Wasn’t There | A Hateful Ideology | Only Light Can Do That | Identity politics of whiteness

  "I teach poetry to incarcerated Boys [ages 15-19]. They Are sons // & fathers // & brothers // & lovers & thieves [Just like me] They want to learn How to write How to take the pain & make it beautiful." PHOTOS: From James Cohan, Trenton Doyle Hancock, When They Found Me I Wasn’t …