Don’t you know that slavery was outlawed?”
“No,” the guard said, “you’re wrong. Slavery was outlawed with the exception of prisons. Slavery is legal in prisons.”
I looked it up and sure enough, she was right. The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution says:
“Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”
Well, that explained a lot of things. That explained why jails and prisons all over the country are filled to the brim with Black and Third World people, why so many Black people can’t find a job on the streets and are forced to survive the best way they know how. Once you’re in prison, there are plenty of jobs, and, if you don’t want to work, they beat you up and throw you in a hole. If every state had to pay workers to do the jobs prisoners are forced to do, the salaries would amount to billions… Prisons are a profitable business. They are a way of legally perpetuating slavery. In every state more and more prisons are being built and even more are on the drawing board. Who are they for? They certainly aren’t planning to put white people in them. Prisons are part of this government’s genocidal war against Black and Third World people.
do you ever just wanna sleep for like 3 years
i feel sooooo confused about what i look like? am i fat am i skinny and i pretty or ugly i literally CAN’T TELL AT ALL. how i feel about my looks changes on a min to min basis and is mostly affected by my mood i am so confused what the HECK do i actually look like to u people. i feel like an alien in my body
this speaks to me on another fucking level.
High School Fads, 1944
666 Supernatural Things | Gabriel → [5/666]
“I’ve been riding the pine a long time. But I’m in the game now, and I’m not on your side, or Michael’s. I’m on theirs.
NOPE NEEOENE0 NOEPN OPE NOPE WHY
The unimaginable pain when someone sorts your favorite characters into the wrong Hogwarts Houses
JUST BECAUSE A CHARACTER IS SMART DOESN’T AUTOMATICALLY MAKE THEM A RAVENCLAW
AND THE NEXT PERSON WHO SAYS BUT THEY’RE TOO BADASS/INTELLIGENT/CONFIDENT TO BE A HUFFLEPUFF IS GETTING STABBED IN THE FACE
Short Hair- Mulan Soundtrack
WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE? DO YOU KNOW HOW DISAPPOINTED I WAS THAT YOU WEREN’T ON THE MOVIE SOUNDTRACK????
cats are so fucking pointless i want 10,000
why is the female hero so often tomboyish
why cant there just be one like oops i chipped my barbie pink nail polish while brutally killing an entire armada of time traveling ninja pirates
with my hair curler
"we must revolt against the bunnies and ladybugs"
secret bunny conference
"the ladybugs are on to us"
Super secret ladybug council meeting to discuss ladybug super secrets
"we must conspire against the bunnies"
if you get to see the person you love regularly then you’re very lucky and i hope you never take it for granted
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