When I read about the way in which library funds are being cut and cut, I can only think that American society has found one more way to destroy itself.” - Isaac Asimov
1. We’re Near the Bottom of the Developed World in Children’s Health and Safety
2. We’ve Betrayed the Young People Who Were Advised to Stay in School
3. The Main Source of Middle-Class Wealth Has Been Largely Wiped Out
4. We Give Prison Sentences for Smoking Marijuana, but Not for Billion-Dollar Fraud
5. You Can Have Health Care, If You Pay for It
You’ve forgotten racism, which is seriously troubling all by itself. That’s number 1. A judge is (no exaggeration) 14 times more likely to sentence a black man to death for interracial murder over a white man. Sources tomorrow, when I find them.
Numbers updated, and source attached.
(Source: deathpenaltyinfo.org, via canadamaple)