Bella Lane

Women Of Power: Election 2016

“I cried because I want my daughters to feel that blazing pride, that affirmation of their boundless capacity – not from their husbands, but from their world, from the atmosphere, from inviolable wells of certainty inside themselves. I cried because it’s not fair, and I’m so tired. I cried because I don’t even know what… Continue reading Women Of Power: Election 2016

Bella Lane

Inside The Wire: American Police

The US is known around the world as having a forceful military presence in nearly every major country in the world. Our military is known for being extremely well-trained, well-educated, and well supplied with the world’s most up to date equipment. What happens when that equipment also becomes available to our forces at home? When that… Continue reading Inside The Wire: American Police

Bella Lane · black lives matter · Social Justice

5 Ingredients for White Privilege Part 2: Mass Incarceration

“Like Jim Crow (and slavery), mass incarceration operates as a tightly networked system of laws, policies, customs, and institutions that operate collectively to ensure the subordinate status of a group defined largely by race.” ― Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness After addressing the origin of the criminalization of… Continue reading 5 Ingredients for White Privilege Part 2: Mass Incarceration