Humble Announces $1M Publishing Fund for Black Developers

Humble announces their support for the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests with the launch of a new $1 million fund to helping publish games by black developers:
We stand in solidarity to condemn racism and violence against the Black community. Humble believes in empowering and uniting communities through gaming and will leverage our platform to help achieve racial equality everywhere.

Today we are announcing a $1 million fund dedicated to helping publish games by Black developers. We will have more updates about the fund and other ways we are actively supporting organizations soon.

In the meantime, the Humble community has always supported worthwhile causes in times of need so please consider donating to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund or Race Forward.

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The Washington Post found that eight people lost vision in one eye after being struck by police projectiles, including lead pellets packed in cloth pouches that were fired from shotguns. They were among 12 people who were partially blinded by police during a week of national unrest.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/2020/07/14/george-floyd-protests-police-blinding/
Of the eight who lost sight that day, six were protesters, one was a photojournalist, and another was a passerby. Drawing on cellphone and surveillance videos, along with other records, The Post reconstructed the circumstances of three of those incidents in detail.

Watch the video above to see what happened — and to compare it with the official accounts of those incidents and with police department rules on when officers are permitted to use force.
Surprise
They don’t follow their own rules. Nor do their written reports align with the facts.
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Police brutality, systemic racism, and a hidden ideology helped shape American policing
What the police really believe
Inside the distinctive, largely unknown ideology of American policing — and how it justifies racist violence.
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What Systemic Racism Means And The Way It Harms Communities
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Black Pete gets new scrutiny following Black Lives Matter protests in the Netherlands.
All bad things come to an end.
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Better hope your brother doesn’t want an iced tea, if you’re black.
What We Know About the Killing of Elijah McClain
Several officers need to lose their job, including the County Coroner, and some should be in jail for this travesty.
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Structural systemic racism strikes again.
Traffic stop becomes a felony if you're black in white town.
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12 charts show how racial disparities persist across wealth, health, education and beyond
When people talk about systemic racism, they mean systemic: impacting institutions, policies and outcomes across all aspects of Black Americans' lives.

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A good read.
What Defund the Police really means: replacing social control with investment
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More prisons mean fewer dollars for education. In fact, America is now spending more money on prisons than on public schools. Fifteen states now spend $27,000 more per prisoner than they do per student.

As societies skimp on social investment, they turn to social controls to contain the anger and desperation of people who are marginalized and excluded.

Why did America swing so sharply backward toward social control?

Part of the answer has to do with widening inequality. As the middle class collapsed and the ranks of the poor grew, those in power viewed social controls as cheaper than social investment, which would require additional taxes and massive redistribution.

Meanwhile, politicians used racism – from Nixon’s “law and order” and Ronald Reagan’s “welfare queens” to Donald Trump’s more overt racist memes – to deflect the anxieties of an increasingly overwhelmed white working class.
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What It Is Like To Be A Black Police Officer, Pt.2

TLDR
There are DEEP seated problems with policing in America.... no shit


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RedEye9 wrote on Jun 19, 2020, 18:23:
Trigger happy cop involved in death of sleeping woman, Breonna Taylor, fired.

Just a quick reaction to this one: The cowardice! How about changing the strategy instead of throwing the officer executing the strategy in front of the bus when shit goes bad? A no-knock warrant is one of the most ridiculous things I have ever heard of. Especially when it involves "circling the house". Imagine just being someone, somewhere, knowing you are no criminal, and suddenly you hear footsteps inside or right outside your house. If you live in a bad neighborhood in a country with a minimum of 300 million guns in circulation, no shit these "no-knock" warrants can go terribly wrong. The entire strategy sounds like something to omit due process and just trigger a shoot-out where the executioner always wins. A good example that police reform is very necessary.
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Trigger happy cop involved in death of sleeping woman, Breonna Taylor, fired.
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What It Is Like To Be A Black Police Officer

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Probation is a huge drain on the community,
whodathunkit
Atlanta police shooting is about probation, not just police
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There is a sad irony in America's justice system: our police have too much power and too little oversight. And people returning home from prison have too little opportunity and too MUCH oversight.

For a person on probation, any contact with a police officer -- for any reason -- means an almost certain return to the horrors of a jail cell.
There are 4.5 million people on probation and parole, and their lives are a living hell. They're caught in a spider's web of catch-22s. They can be sent back to prison even if they don't commit crimes.

The impact of this is deeply traumatizing -- not only for the person on probation, but for their children and family members who are forced to endure a never-ending cycle of separation and loss.

Data shows that excessively long probation sentences are a major driver of re-incarceration. We need to limit the length of time people can be sentenced to one year for misdemeanors and two years for felonies.

The most effective probation and parole interventions occur within the first 10-18 months because data shows that new offenses occur during this period. Leaving people on probation or parole for longer periods of time leads to an increase in recidivism (where people end up back behind bars, even for trivial, non-criminal behaviors), a reduction in public safety, needless costs to taxpayers, and unmanageable caseloads for officers.


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Racist Policing has to end
A Black pastor was arrested after pulling out a gun while being attacked by 5 assailants. The sheriff apologized, the 5 will face hate crimes charges.
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There’s overwhelming evidence that the criminal justice system is racist. Here’s the proof.

“Of particular concern to some on the right is the term “systemic racism,” often wrongly interpreted as an accusation that everyone in the system is racist. In fact, systemic racism means almost the opposite. It means that we have systems and institutions that produce racially disparate outcomes, regardless of the intentions of the people who work within them. When you consider that much of the criminal justice system was built, honed and firmly established during the Jim Crow era — an era almost everyone, conservatives included, will concede rife with racism — this is pretty intuitive. The modern criminal justice system helped preserve racial order — it kept black people in their place. For much of the early 20th century, in some parts of the country, that was its primary function. That it might retain some of those proclivities today shouldn’t be all that surprising.”

Link contains a tremendous amount of data.
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Film director Taika Waititi satirically urging New Zealanders to support a new charitable cause: racism.
https://youtu.be/g9n_UPyVR5s
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What do terms like systemic racism, microaggression and white fragility mean?

Here's a breakdown on the phrases by those who are on the right side of history and are seeking to dismantle racism.

White privilege:
According to the Aspen Institute "White privilege, or 'historically accumulated white privilege,' as we have come to call it, refers to whites’ historical and contemporary advantages in access to quality education, decent jobs and liveable wages, homeownership, retirement benefits, wealth and so on."

White privilege exists regardless of that person's socioeconomic status, sociology experts said.

Systemic racism:
Refers to the rules, practices and customs once rooted in law. These may have changed over time, resulting in a facade of "equality," but the residual effects reverberate throughout entire societal systems, said Andra Gillespie, an associate professor of political science and director of the James Weldon Johnson Institute at Emory University.

Structural racism--
The term refers to "A system in which public policies, institutional practices, cultural representations, and other norms work in various, often reinforcing ways to perpetuate racial group inequity. It identifies dimensions of our history and culture that have allowed privileges associated with 'whiteness' and disadvantages associated with 'color' to endure and adapt over time. Structural racism is not something that a few people or institutions choose to practice. Instead it has been a feature of the social, economic and political systems in which we all exist," according to the Aspen Institute's Roundtable on Community Change.

Institutional racism
If systemic racism is the large spider web, and structural racism the sections of the web that touch, then institutional racism is the threads that run throughout, experts say. It is racism that occurs within social and governmental institutions and refers to the blocking of people of color from the distribution of resources in a systematic way that benefits whites, Sewell said.

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BONUS: Patent Racism

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Saturday Night Live alum Jay Pharoah says LA police kneeled on his neck
Security footage shows Pharoah walking down a sidewalk when a police officer runs up to him from behind with his gun pointed at him. Another officer on foot joins that officer, also with his gun drawn, as a police cruiser rolls onto the scene. Two officers quickly exit the vehicle, one with his gun pointed.

A friend asked me what I thought after watching 13th, I replied "This country is a lie."
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RedEye9 wrote on Jun 12, 2020, 18:37:
Cuomo on systemic racism in US economy: Here's the proof
Director of the United States National Economic Council, Larry Kudlow denied the existence of systemic racism in the US when asked by a reporter. CNN's Chris Cuomo uses data to prove Kudlow wrong.

The key there are the disparities seen EVEN WHEN CONTROLLING FOR POVERTY.
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