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anonymous asked:

I've heard it said that medieval society was a lot more violent than the modern day, not just on a geopolitical level, but all the way down to the level of street violence. Is that true?

There’s a whole scholarly debate about this, in part because we don’t have anything close to minimally decent statistics from that period, so it all comes down to these academic bank shots where you’re looking at court records or burial records in a given area and then everyone argues about how representative the samples are. 

Steven Pinker and those who agree with him argue that murder rates were way higher in premodern levels, there are plenty of people who disagree.

Personally, I’m unsure. On the one hand, premodern societies had much weaker police and judicial systems, so potentially there was less disinhibition for just hauling off and killing someone who pisses you off. On the other hand, various technological advances (the invention of the gun, the invention of modern industrial poisons) makes killing people way easier than the messy business of having to do it by hand, and rising urbanization means people are bumping into strangers more often who they might want to kill and makes it easier to disappear them or vanish yourself. 

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100 years ago today, black activists took to the streets to protest lynching and anti-black violence

  • In early July 1917, mobs of white workers in East St. Louis, Illinois, inflicted what was arguably the most heinous spate of racial violence in the 20th century. 
  • The unionized workers were whipped into a murderous frenzy after African-Americans replaced them on their jobs while they were on strike for better conditions at a local bauxite factory.
  • Although some historians have asserted that more than 100 blacks were killed, the official death toll was 39. Some of them died by lynching. Hundreds more were burned, beaten or shot at.
  • Ultimately, many black families fled East St. Louis, as National Guardsmen had proven ineffective at stopping the white mobs’ attacks.
  • The violence prompted the NAACP, then a young civil rights organization that would become the nation’s largest, to dispatch sociologist and civil rights icon W.E.B. Du Bois. 
  • His report on the riots came with a call to action for black New Yorkers, who staged the city’s first major protest against lynching and other anti-black violence, 100 years ago Friday. Read more (7/28/17)

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There was no one to tell and nowhere to hide. I kept the pain to myself while a part of me died.

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maybe we can make our life a story. so, marry me grace violet blood. 

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Legends of Tomorrow | 2.13

Doctor Palmer, it’s very nice to see you again.