The synonymy of Blackness with criminality is not a new phenomenon in America. Documented historical accounts have shown how myths, stereotypes, and racist ideologies led to discriminatory policies and court rulings that fueled racial violence in a post-Reconstruction era and has culminated in the exponential increase of Black male incarceration today. Despite the connection between disproportionate criminality and Black masculinity, little research has been done on how unarmed Black male victims, particularly but not exclusively at the hands of law enforcement, have been posthumously criminalized. This paper investigates the historical criminalization of Black males and its connection to contemporary unarmed victims of law enforcement. Action research methodology in the data collection process is utilized to interpret how Black male victims are portrayed by traditional mass media, particularly through the use of language, in ways that marginalize and de-victimize these individuals. This study investigates how language is used to describe Black men who have been killed by law enforcement in the past year July April
1. Skin: Your Outer Layer - Your Body: The Missing Manual [Book]
Every practical person knows the value of a good outer layer. Skin does far more than the obvious task of keeping your insides on the inside. Learning about your skin is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon and a surefire way to impress your dermatologist. When people think about the purpose of skin, most settle on the obvious—the way a few millimeters of tissue keeps their blood from oozing messily out of their body.
I Can’t Take a Cute Nude to Save My Life, so I Asked Boudoir Photographers for Help
In many areas, I crave consistency. I like when the subway comes on time and how my hair will be reliably perfect on the third day since my last wash. Sometimes the lighting is dim or the camera lens on my phone is dirty. Other times, I can't convince my face and body to do something sexy at the same time.
I am sure this is an excellent book. I received a copy for Christmas from an Ig Nobel laureate, no less , and whereas the cover was exactly as shown here, the content was a lovely graphic novel about a girl and her robotic hoover due to a printing error. Which I feel was entirely appropriate. Sign up for free!