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China Power Tool Industry Size 2014 Market Analysis, Share, Growth,...

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MarketResearchReports.Biz include new market research report "China Power Tool Industry Report, 2014-2017" to its huge collection of research reports. View All Machinery Market Research...

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Membranes Market worth $29.3 Billion by 2019 – New Report by...

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The demand for membranes is estimated to increase at a CAGR of 9.43% till 2019, driving the market to $29.31...

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Customer Experience Management Market Worth $8.39 Billion by 2019 –...

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The Customer Experience Management Market research report majorly focuses on the latest trends & advancements in customer experience solutions that provide strategies, process models, &...

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Marc Thee Presents “Are You “Pinterest Worthy"? Turning Your...

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Marc Thee, Principal and Co-Founder of Marc-Michaels Interior Design, Inc. will present “Are You "Pinterest Worthy"? Turning Your Product into Someone's Dreams” during The International...

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Cooking Oil Recycling in the US Industry Market Research Report from...

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The Cooking Oil Recycling industry is forecast to continue to grow strongly over the five years to 2019 as the EPA's Renewable Fuel Standard requirements continue to encourage strong biodiesel...

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Garage Door Décor During National Curb Appeal Month

PR Web - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:30

During National Curb Appeal Month in August, the experts at Fypon recommend installing decorative urethane trim pieces to the garage door to increase the curb appeal on the home.

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Car Wash and Auto Detailing in Canada Industry Market Research Report...

PR Web - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:30

An expanding Canadian economy will put more vehicles on the road, while consumers will have more cash on hand to spend on discretionary services such as car washes. For these reasons, industry...

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Why Michael Brown had the right to stand his ground

Grist.org - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 15:05

It’s like trying to fly, but they clipping your wings, and that’s exactly why the caged bird sings; Who can nickname it? The shame rings true. Seems to me reparations are overdue.” — The Clipse

Here’s why police officer Darren Wilson first approached 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, M0., last week: Brown was “walking down the middle of the street blocking traffic.”

People who are wary and weary of racial profiling think of Brown’s offense more as “walking while black,” as referenced by Eugene Robinson, columnist for The Washington Post and author of the book Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America. Whatever you call it, Brown may have been killed, in part, because he didn’t want to move from the street to the sidewalk.

Considering the racial history of St. Louis, not to mention America, I believe Brown was entitled to stand his ground.

To understand this, you have to understand how we got here. Brown did not end up in a black municipality governed almost exclusively by white people by accident. Suburbs like Ferguson have become the new dens of concentrated poverty and segregation, both predicates for crime. African Americans are six times more likely to live in those areas than white residents throughout St. Louis County, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

It hasn’t always been this way. Ferguson was incorporated as a city in 1894 as “a commuting suburb for families who could afford to escape the noise and soot of St. Louis,” writes Post-Dispatch reporters. It wasn’t that long ago that Ferguson was 85 percent white.

With the residential composition today flipped, Ferguson has become “home to an out-of-step power structures, where the leadership class, including the police force, does not reflect the rapid demographic changes that have reshaped these places,” explains Elizabeth Kneebone at The Brookings Institution.

“This often translates into inadequate resources and capacity to respond to growing needs and can complicate efforts to connect residents with economic opportunities that offer a path out of poverty,” writes Kneebone, author of the book Confronting Suburban Poverty in America. “And as concentrated poverty climbs in communities like Ferguson, they find themselves especially ill-equipped to deal with impacts such as poorer education and health outcomes, and higher crime rates.”

From Elizabeth Kneebone’s Brookings blog, “Ferguson, Mo. Emblematic of Growing Suburban Poverty”

While white residents have been able to simply move about and start new cities to escape noise and soot, African Americans have not been afforded such luxuries and liberties. For generations, in fact, they have been told where they can and cannot go.

Environmental studies Professor Dorceta Taylor at the University of Michigan goes into this in her latest book, in which she identifies the St. Louis region as a  “Toxic Community.” Her focus is mainly on environmental racism and industrial pollution, but she devotes at least five chapters to examining racist housing, zoning and land use policies. She uses this research as framing for why and how black people end up living in the most undesirable areas with the least amount of control of their surrounding resources.

This was true in St. Louis where one of the keystone fair housing law cases, Shelley v. Kraemer, originated. In 1945, the African-American couple J. D. and Ethel Shelley were hoodwinked into buying property in an area that was restricted only to white buyers. The restrictive covenant specifically mentioned that “people of the negro or Mongolian Race” could not purchase land there. The covenant and others like it had the firm backing of the St. Louis Real Estate Board, the St. Louis Real Estate Exchange, and the United Welfare Association, writes Taylor — and courts upheld them. In Shelley v. Kraemer, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled them invalid, but only if they needed legal enforcement. Racially restrictive covenants that had voluntary compliance were OK, the high court ruled.

It happened in St. Louis’s suburbs, too, like in Blackjack, which is just six miles from Ferguson. In 1970, a nonprofit affiliated with the Methodist Church planned to build federally subsidized townhouses there for low- and moderate-income families. Within nine months of the announcement, the previously unincorporated Blackjack got Inc.’d up and passed a zoning ordinance limiting development to three homes per acre. This “effectively squashed plans for subsidized housing,” writes Taylor. The case had to be decided, again, by the U.S. Supreme Court to finally allow construction in 1974.

As University of Iowa professor Colin Gordon has mapped out, black families moved to places like Ferguson where such restrictive zoning policies weren’t in place. But when the black families showed up, white families moved out. This history explains why the St. Louis metropolitan region has registered some of the highest dissimilarity indices (how we measure segregation) between black and white residents in the nation for virtually the entire 20th century.

Meanwhile, the leadership and law enforcement in these communities remains mostly white. University of Missouri–St. Louis political science professor David Kimball explained this albino government effect to Jordan Weissman at Slate:

The issue boils down to who votes. Ferguson is roughly two-thirds black, but compared with the city’s whites, the community is younger, poorer (the city has a 22 percent poverty rate overall), and, as the New York Times recently wrote, somewhat transient, prone to moving “from apartment to apartment.” All of these factors make black residents less likely to go to the polls, especially in low-turnout municipal elections. And so whites dominate politically. “The entire mobilization side of it is what accounts for the difference,” Kimball said.

This blog from the Monkey Cage in The Washington Post further digs into why the skewed racial outcomes in Ferguson electoral politics.

St. Louis County has also been an epicenter for voting rights violations over the past 20 years, including the 2000 presidential election debacle when over 50,000 eligible voters were purged from voter rolls. The federal government sued St. Louis over this. Missouri, meanwhile, perennially tries to pass a photo voter ID law, which would be just more grain for the disenfranchisement monster — which is why courts perennially block it.

Copious segregation on top of disenfranchisement and excessive arrest tactics by mostly white law enforcement leads to skewed perspectives of who belongs where, in terms of space and land use. How are black youth like Brown supposed to hope for any control over their futures when they have little control over where they can live, much less walk?

The area Brown was perambulating is physically bordered off from much of the rest of Ferguson with “concrete barriers and fencing,” as mandated by the police, as reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The area becomes unsequestered during school hours, for busing. But when closed, “hundreds of residents have just one way in and out.”

“I am wondering if it is for safety or just to cage us in,” resident Rochele Jackson told the paper.

It echoes the words of The Clipse (above) and rapper Cee-Lo who in describing similar apartment settings in Atlanta  said, “But every now and then, I wonder if the gate was put up to keep crime out or keep our ass in.”

This is why if I was Brown, I wouldn’t have moved at Wilson’s request either. You cage my community off, disenfranchise us through voter caging and then flag me for walking on my own street? No, I’m not moving. Brown might have been unaware of this history, but he inherits the pedestrian right-of-way nonetheless.

This is why tanks, tear gas, and curfews can’t move Brown’s protesting neighbors either. Black people are tired of moving — tired of being told where they can live, work, play, swim and even where they can walk.

The weight of racial history — in Ferguson and throughout America — presses down too heavily on black and brown youth. You can almost picture that history’s foot planted squarely atop Brown’s prone body as it lay in the street for hours while children stood and watched, some of them wondering, no doubt, if this is the future that lies in wait for them.


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Propell Technologies Updates Shareholders on Recent Developments

PR Web - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 13:30

Company announces successful treatment of first two wells with its new U.S. engineered Plasma Pulse Tool and commencement of commercial sales with strengthened balance sheet

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Stanley Consultants’ Florida Projects Honored for Excellence by...

PR Web - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 13:30

Two of Stanley Consultants' Florida projects have been recognized by the Florida Stormwater Association (FSA) and the Florida Transportation Builders Association (FTBA). Stanley Consultants is a...

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Leading Luxury Real Estate Broker Kathy Papola Proudly Announces the...

PR Web - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 13:30

Kathy Papola is a premier real estate agent dedicated to meeting and exceeding the expectations of clients searching for homes in and around Grass Valley, Nevada City and the surrounding foothills.

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New Compatible for Canon 128 Black Laser Toner Cartridge is Now...

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If you use the Canon 128 toner cartridge, find out what alternative options you have which can save you, time, money, and still get you the quality you deserve.

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Animal Planet’s Treehouse Masters Features Cali Bamboo Products in...

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For the second time, Animal Planet Network features sustainable building materials from Cali Bamboo in their custom construction projects.

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Trendsetting Supercar Designers SR Auto Named Exclusive BC Dealer Of...

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Securing the status of Surface 604’s Element 2.0 electric powered fat bikes as the ultimate accessory for Canada’s elite, local trendsetting supercar designer SR Auto has been named the exclusive...

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SAE International to Honor Honda Aircraft Company President Michimasa...

PR Web - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 13:30

Dr. Michimasa Fujino, President and CEO of Honda Aircraft Company, will be honored with the SAE International Clarence L. (Kelly) Johnson Aerospace Vehicle Design and Development Award.

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Global Market for Multiple Sclerosis Disease-Modifying Products to...

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According to new report from BCC Research,the global market for multiple sclerosis (MS) disease-modifying products reached nearly $10.9 billion in 2013. This is estimated to grow to nearly $14.2...

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Anti-Counterfeiting Packaging Market by Technology (Authentication...

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Anti-Counterfeiting Packaging Market research report categorizes the global market for Anti-counterfeit, anti-tampering & authentication on the basis of technology, application, and geography,...

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Healthcare Workforce Management Systems Market Worth $1,453.8 Million...

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Healthcare workforce management systems encompass all the solutions needed to manage and maintain the productive workforce in the healthcare sector -...

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Anderson & Vreeland Reorganizes Management for Continued Expansion

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Anderson & Vreeland, leading manufacturer and distributor of flexographic plate processing equipment and materials, and its affiliated companies, have reorganized management along functional lines...

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Ground/Water Treatment & Technology, LLC (GWTT) Celebrates 365...

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Ground/Water Treatment and Technology, LLC (GWTT) celebrates workplace safety, going a full year without an OSHA recordable incident as of this July.

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