Opinions on Racism

I made a video about different opinions on racism. I talked about how I think of the author’s opinions and added on to what they said.

I went online and researched three different websites on different people’s opinions on racism. Then I included the three quotes in my video. I used a voiceover to explain what the quotes mean. I also talked about what I think of the author’s opinion. I found background pictures for my video with the racism theme. This fits in my project because not only did I include my own opinion but I included other authors opinion on racism. I learned that racism affects everyone not just certain ethnicity groups. Comment on my video on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r59zZAWX4Ws&list=PLwDN1hta9SfBE9gSKNeCtCJ1TmG8qWBGm&index=5

Police Brutality facts

  • Blacks, especially women, are more likely to have been unarmed when killed by police than non-blacks, and that risk appears to increase in police departments with a greater presence of non-white officers, according to a new study of nationwide data from Washington University in St. Louis.”
  • “Nearly 94 percent of those killed by police are men; about 46 percent are white; about 22 percent had a history of drug abuse or mental illness.”
  • “The ages of unarmed people killed by police in the database range from 5 to more than 100 years old, including people who were 101, 103 and 107.”
  • “More than 57 percent of African American women were killed while unarmed; white males were the least likely to have been unarmed when killed at just under 20 percent.”
  • Everding, Gerry. “Police Kill Unarmed Blacks More Often, Especially When They Are Women, Study Finds | The Source | Washington University in St. Louis.” The Source, 14 Feb. 2018, source.wustl.edu/2018/02/police-kill-unarmed-blacks-often-especially-women-study-finds/.

Petition Update

Our petition is doing amazing! We currently have 826 signatures as of May 3, 2019. We are almost at our 1000 signatures, proving that police brutality is a problem and people out there are willing to help support our cause. If you haven’t already, sign out petition:

Petition Update:

Currently, our petition has 569 signatures. We were nervous in the beginning, most likely because we had only about 20 signatures. Surprisingly, our petition blew up and gained a following. We have tried making social media influencers help our cause, but no one ever noticed or replied. We will try to gain more attention because police brutality and racism is a huge problem right now.

Go sign our petition here at https://www.change.org/p/nypd-and-state-troopers-think-with-your-mind-not-a-gun-stopracismandpolicebrutality?recruiter=940344275&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=share_email_responsive&recruited_by_id=25f0b7d0-3f5a-11e9-a57a-6108bcd8c645!

Dollar Store Racism

What that man said in the store shows that he is such a disrespectful human being. The fact that when the writer confronted him, he justified himself by saying that they were being racist. Even though the writer did not feel proud for calling the racist out, what he did was still good. If you don’t call out racists, they will continue to say racial slurs.

Like A Butterfly

Hey Peeperoos.  A happy Saturday morning to you all.  I hope these two days are good to you by way of either spending time with your loved ones or carving out some time just for you and you alone. Either option is good, yes?

Here’s how I kicked off my weekend.  After work on Friday evening, I stopped in at the Dollarama to pick up some cleaning products. Hey, don’t judge me. I love the dollar store. Walking up and down the aisles is weirdly relaxing for me.

First, I’d like to apologize in advance.  The terms and language used here might very well be offensive to some.

I’m was standing in a long-ish line waiting to pay, but it was moving quickly.  Standing behind me what was an older “gentlemen” (that term is being used more loosely than a call girl in Vegas). Moving forward, I’m just going to…

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Statistics of Discrimination in workplaces

This chart of discrimination at workplaces from the website https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/01/10/black-stem-employees-perceive-a-range-of-race-related-slights-and-inequities-at-work/ show how blacks feel the most discriminated against when getting a job, a promotion, and at work. Out of the whites, hispanics, asians, and blacks, whites feel the most comfortable in their environment. This comes to show that racism does exist and it is affecting people at their work. How are they supposed to feel safe when they are judged by the co- workers?