December 13, 2009

Hipster racism

If you live in Brooklyn, you need to read this article about hipster racism. Not like there's anything new there, but at least it confirms that working-class people and people of color are not crazy when hipster racism is pointed out.

Now if only there was something to do about it. I've often suggested muggings and acts of random violence, but nobody's taken up the challenge yet.

December 5, 2009

Just say no

If the Fair Sentencing Act passes, I anticipate legalized marijuana in about 10 years or so. But I wonder what will happen to all the disproportionately incarcerated Black people in jail over crack cocaine. What about the powder cocaine possessors/distributors? Will their sentences increase?

A good idea, to be sure, but I wonder about what will truly come of it.