Recently, the Miami Herald posted an extensive expose of child deaths in Florida, again kudos to them. This is the third article in response.
Designed to invite readers to mobilize by better understanding questions that could influence improvements in any state Health and Human Services, Child Protective Services this actually diverges with 3 years of this write generating articles about things along those lines.
The Miami Herald gives outcomes of the dire straits children are in, and these articles look to points prior, hopefully to encourage decisions that consider points of change in what the Miami Herald noted directly.
There are two so far preceding so far recapping things that perhaps contribute to problems systemically or socially or legally http://www.examiner.com/article/systems-induced-trauma-lynchpins-just-wh....
The reader reads, sees or hears of a problem and is ready to mobilize? Maybe, but probably not.
This quick illustration on TedTalks is decent regarding apathy from Dave Meslin. http://www.ted.com/speakers/dave_meslin
Here is the brief talk. http://www.ted.com/talks/dave_meslin_the_antidote_to_apathy Corrective actions and comparisons are quick to make sense here, and provide relief, recognition and motivation for what the public DOES need to hear in order to understand, participate and sustain growth on any issue.
This is a talk from civil rights lawyer, Michelle Alexander. Dr. Alexander talks about being awake, awakening and sleeping with regards to comprehending in points to deal with civil rights issues in her lifetime. Her identification of concerns, and ultimately her very clear directives https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvUeOvLSEMI are impressive and timely. (sic) America is asleep to the structure that swept across after Jim Crow was irradicated, this system of incarceration and systems involvement took it's place and now we have to wake up.
(sic) We have an obligation to consider the 70% recidivism rate, when we fail to provide humanizing supports in choosing incarceration or upon release of incarceration, as US has reinvented Jim Crow, and now it is a caste system. Persons with a felony are restricted from having housing subsidies, food stamps and restricted from many jobs. Many are incarcerated or incur a felony conviction "even before they could vote".
And. (sic) We need to listen to those deemed "guilty" because they may have key lynch pins in understanding just what happened and if aid was applied, witheld or abuse was applied. Obstructionism has many faces.
a.) understanding internal and systemic biases and admit them. 42.5
b) meaningful transition from Civil Rights to Human Rights as we address faulty systems. 55.0
c) everyone deserves care and consideration 100. in law enforcement, court, social services and schools
d) we must learn to understand those deemed "guilty" and clarify what their story tells about the systems. (sic) Dr. Alexander notes a man whose story panned out to correlate with a story that later appeared as an investigation of law enforcement corruption. That man had reliable accurate information, which Dr. Alexander later noted was also related to stipends and resources granted to law enforcement arrests.
A family member of mine used to have a really limited set of expressions as an older teen. My personal favorite of was "maintain". https://www.google.com/search?q=maintain&oq=maintain&aqs=chrome..69i57j0... Note that second definition? Ok. Learning what steady is and how to stay steady is helpful. As a community.
In keeping with these things, actively pursuing human rights in order to maintain an awake status for us all.