Watching #CareBears with Kay.
Race = crime myth
Interesting how when you get away from racial Profiling and drugs, that the make up of Prison populations change.
Washington State has (2010); “ There were 11,835 inmates (69 percent) serving time for violent crimes in 2010, and 5,240 (30 percent) serving time for drugs, property crimes or the category of “other.”” and “Nationally, the Bureau of Justice Statistics reported that 52.4 percent of state prison inmates were doing time for violent crimes in 2008, the latest year available.”
- As far as race breakdowns: “In 2010, whites were 64 percent of the prison population, blacks 18 percent, Hispanics 8 percent, American Indians 4.3 percent, Asian/Pacific Islanders 3.5 percent. In 2000, whites made up 58.9 percent of Washington’s prison population, while blacks constituted 22 percent, Hispanics 12.2 percent, American Indians 3.6 percent, and Asian/Pacific Islanders were 2.7 percent, according to the Corrections Department.” And “Nationally, the Bureau of Justice Statistics said 35.5 percent of all state prison inmates were white in 2008. “
- The ethnic make up of the state: “Non-Hispanic whites declined from 72.7 percent of the state’s total population in 2010 to 71.6 percent in 2012, according to the census.” Placing Prison population within 7% of White population. “Of these, the largest group reported white alone (223.6 million), accounting for 72 percent of all people living in the United States. ”
- So in conclusion across America Whites make up only 35% of prison population compared to 72% of total population, firing up The Right and it’s “Minorities are Criminal” rhetoric, yet as Washington State shows, drop (well lessen) the phony “Drug War” and prisons match much more closely, demographics. Please bring up this when someone tells you how minorities are and will always be criminals.
*dies of secondhand embarrassment*
how does she still have a career ???
This what basically every white person on here sounds like
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Also, I sleep on a satin pillow case. You SHOULD moisturize your hair every day, but I usually just… don’t. If the sun is beaming and my hair feels like it’s cooking, when I get in, I’ll spritz it with water and seal. If it actually feels dry, then I’ll use the leave-in and also seal. To stretch twist outs, get small headbands that are resistant to stretching and pineapple your hair, wrapping a scarf around it. If you want, you can get a ponytail holder and do the bottom of your hair separate from the top of your hair so that it hangs down. I’ll either use a scarf or bonnet when I feel like it (I’m so bad at taking care of my own hair, but I know how to) and that typically lays my baby hairs down ‘til I’m cute as a button.
That’s about all I do, though. I try to keep my hair up at night, but I get way lazy man.
What's your hair regimen and how often do you do it?
And what do you use?
LONG POST OMG
Not often, but I should do it every 3 weeks. Because I don’t take care of my hair as I should, my hair days turn into hair weekends. The longest I’ve gone since I’ve been completely natural is three months. I shit you not. I put Marley twists in my hair in early March, took them out whenever, and didn’t bother with my hair again until June. This time around, I haven’t done my hair since that last time in June, so it’s been five to six weeks. Do as I say, which is to do your hair every 2-3 weeks depending on your results, and not as I do, which is let my hair suffer so that doing it means saving it.
As you probably guessed due to my neglect, this consists mostly of detangling, which I do two ways. WORK IN SMALL SECTIONS and please understand that results may vary and substitutions are always a possibility to maximize the effectiveness.
- Finger detangle on dry hair. If you want, you can wet it, but wetting natural hair makes it shrink, which means your knots will tighten if you don’t work quickly. If detangling on dry hair sounds like hell to you, I’d recommend dampening the hair with a water-based conditioner.
- Saturate the hair with water and detangle carefully either with a fine tooth comb; or a mid-to-wide tooth comb followed up by a modified brush a la Naptural85. The fine tooth comb or brush is what will really give your hair definition that will hold through the whole process.
- Liberally apply — load the shit on — deep conditioner and give the hair a final detangling with either the fine tooth comb or modified brush.
- Twist the hair.
- Let the DC sit as long as you need to. Do what you usually do to get the best results. I just leave mine on for a day or two. Or a week. Or forty-five minutes. I’m really lazy it just depends what I feel like.
- Hop in the shower and wash out some or all of the DC. It’s up to you. I like to leave some in. If you wash it all out.
- Once you’re out, while your twists are still wet, apply your leave-in and seal with whatever oil or butter you use.
- When they’re dry, you have a good and defined twist out. If you don’t want a twist out, like I’m about to put more Marley twists in, then just style as you want. When you’re twisting your hair, keep in mind what you want. My twists are small because these are the sections I’m keeping for my twists, for example.
I don’t use shampoo because I don’t put anything in my hair that needs shampoo to get it out. However, if I straighten my hair and do use things on it that need a shampoo to wash it out, I use TIGI Bed Head Dumb Blonde Shampoo because it smells like strawberries or bananas (the other scent goes with the conditioner, just get them both goddamit they’re wonderful) and doesn’t make my hair feel dry. Oh, and it IS a sulfate shampoo.
I don’t cowash anymore, but I used to use Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture as a rinse out and leave in. I still recommend it. It makes my hair feel juicy.
Now, I use Dr. Miracle’s Leave-In that’s really watery and easy to work into twists. Smells kind of funny, but not bad.
I use Taliah Waajid hair and body oil. It’s got a bunch of different oils that aren’t all that necessary, but I used to use coconut oil and still recommend it (I didn’t have the money for a new jar at the time and I intend to use the oil out). Plus it smells nice, so I like putting it over the leave-in.
The most important and third thing that I am currently using is my deep conditioner. Because I’m too busy to be mixing my own, I bought a jar of Shea Moisture Yucca & Baobab Anti-Breakage Masque w/ Biotin & Bamboo Extract. It’s a mouthful but the stuff has given my hair life. It’s for fine, thin hair and one thing I always complain about is how my hair is so coarse and dense. However, breakage was a problem since I don’t take care of my hair like I should. Besides, the world is out to get every single head of hair and fine hair is the least resistant to the elements. That means that products for fine and thin hair have to work overtime to be efficient. Regardless of how coarse your hair is, I’d say go for fine hair deep conditioners and masks every time. Their whole point is to strengthen hair with everything they’ve got, but we all need that. Some of us are just going to benefit from it more because our hair is less prone to breakage anyway (EAT IT!). It is common among naturals, though, to have fine and thin hair, so chances are this DC will be the bomb dot com for you anyway. Using loads of it on each section has seen me through three hair rescues and I only hit bottom this third time around. Given the effects and how I rarely even do my hair, $10 is worth it. If you do your hair more frequently and take better care of it, or don’t have as much as hair as I do (it’s REALLY dense, guys), you won’t have to apply as much as I do to get a “liberal” amount on each section and it’ll probably last you even longer.
If you want to mix a deep conditioner, I always get one of those 6oz. cups of plain Chobani and mix it with three tbsp. of honey (raw or not), 1 tbsp of coconut oil (I use virgin, unrefined), 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil, and 1-2 tsp. of apple cider vinegar. Now, that’s a LOT, but again. My hair is coarse, dense, and poorly cared for. I need the effects of my DC to be strong and lasting. You can probably get away with 2 tbsp of honey and 1 tsp of everything else. I use the yogurt for protein and the honey for moisture. The oil is for whatever your particular oil of choice does. ACV makes your hair shiny and is supposed to do some clarify or whatever. When I use this, though, because the smell is not the business, I wash it ALL out and I would use my rinse out conditioner on my hair afterwards to make sure the smell was gone. I leave this junk on for a long time beneath a conditioning cap and usually end up wearing a beanie for a few days because if you just let your hair hang out, the leftover DC that does not penetrate your hair will start to fall all over the place and you will look like you have the worst case of dandruff and it is really embarrassing when you’re checking into your dorm for the semester and bending over to do paperwork and white flakes are just showering off of your hair. But your hair feels great after you wash it out, so. Super soft, super moisturized, and super strong. That’s what your DC should be doing for you, making your hair strong and moisturizing it.
I’ve used good DC’s for so long that my hair finally adjusted. Where it was not defined before, my twist outs can get rained on and air dry and, even after shrinkage, my hair is still defined without the use of curling creams or tools. Now, not all natural hair is able to be defined just naked and on its own, but until you get your hair right, you can’t know what all it’s capable of. Get a good DC that works for you and makes your hair feel great the first time you use it. If you think it could feel better, leave it on longer or add something to it. Should it be more moisturized? Drop a dollop of honey in that thang. Should it be stronger? Yogurt has a lot of protein because milk is like, king protein, but yogurt isn’t as thin and won’t make your DC runny. If you’re protein sensitive, coconut milk is also an option. If your moisture and protein are imbalanced, cut back on what you’ve got too much of depending on whether your hair is limp or brittle. My hair thrives off protein, like… I don’t know, my hair is chill and then the protein comes and it’s just like yyyyYYYYYEEEEAAAGGGHHHH DO YOU SMELLLLL WHAT THE ROOOOCK IS COOOKIIINNNN!? And so I always go for that and lots of moisture because no one likes dry hair.
So the most important thing in your hair arsenal is deep conditioner. It’s what’s molding your hair and treating your hair and it stays on your hair longer than anything else. I use the SM Anti-Breakage Masque, but keep in mind what my hair is like and what it can handle. SM has a LOT of deep conditioners for different things like dry, itchy scalp, or dry, damaged hair (the Shea Butter one didn’t do much for me if I’m being honest, but I was mostly relaxed then and you can’t really undo chemical damage), chemically processed and color treated hair, and frizzy hair. I used to shade them after the Shea Butter DC didn’t do much for me, but the Yucca & Baobab works so well that I figure the other stuff is worth a shot. Also, their DCs contain no sulfates, parabens, phthalates, paraffin, gluten, propylene glycol, mineral oil, synthetic fragrance, PABA, synthetic color, or animal ingredients. They’re water based and have no petrolatum either.