It’s a sad state of the times when it takes a crisis, compromised health and sometimes death to reveal what we thought was a contained event is effect a wide spread crisis
The Flint Michigan water crisis put the whole country on red alert. It also got a lot of eyes looking at water systems across the nation.
Seek and ye shall find. – Mathew 7:7 Continue reading “Two Things You Can Do To Avoid Being Blindsided By Contaminated Drinking Water”
The first thing many security heads will tell you about a building is how many doors it has.
They know exactly where all those exit and entry points are and what kind of protection guards each (key lock, electronic lock, automatic or timed lock, alarm, thorny plants, hidden camera, or a combination of securities).
Security experts don’t just look at architecture for its historical value, beauty or craftsmanship, but rather pay attention to the strategic possibilities the building allows criminals a means to break in.
The building is watching you.
Find out how here. –>The Hidden Security Bugs in Architecture That You Never Noticed | Atlas Obscura
It is now commonly recognized that white people do more drugs than Blacks and Hispanics, but go to jail for it far less often.
White kids also smoke and drink more than Black kids, which most people would assume should correlate with youthful rebellion or rowdiness, but it’s the Black kids that are expelled from school at far higher rates than those hard smoking, booze-swilling whites.
What the numbers are telling us is that the way Black people actually behave is not nearly as important as the way the state intervenes in Black people’s lives.
Crime statistics do not measure actual crime; they measure arrests and convictions. In that sense, crime statistics are actually measurements of the activities of police, prosecutors, and judges; Black people are simply the objects that are being acted upon, by the criminal justice system.
Source: If White People Love Drugs So Much, Why are the Prisons Full of Blacks? | Black Agenda Report
SOUTH DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — When the new subdivisions were rising everywhere here in the 1990s and early 2000s, with hundreds and hundreds of fine homes on one-acre lots carved out of the Georgia forest, the price divide between this part of DeKalb County and the northern part wasn’t so vast.
Now, a house that looks otherwise identical in South DeKalb, on the edge of Atlanta, might sell for half what it would in North DeKalb.
The difference has widened over the years of the housing boom, bust, and recovery, and Wayne Early can’t explain it.The people here make good money, he says. They have good jobs. Their homes are built of the same sturdy brick. Early, an economic development consultant and real estate
The people here make good money, he says. They have good jobs. Their homes are built of the same sturdy brick.
Early, an economic development consultant and real estate agent, can identify only one obvious difference that makes property here worth so much less.
These folks are Black
Get the lowdown here. –> The nation’s housing recovery is leaving blacks behind – Washington Post