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20th September 2014

Link reblogged from Live from the gamma quadrant with 304 notes

Why the Racist History of the Charter School Movement Is Never Discussed →

revolutionary-afrolatino:

for those who still somehow defend charter schools, here’s another brilliant reason why they’re not only no good but also oppressive. the same racist shit that happened then is happening now.

Tagged: segregationschoolsusvirginiacharter schoolsracism

Source: revolutionary-afrolatino

18th September 2014

Photoset reblogged from Brown Gurl w 'Fro with 5,494 notes

angrywocunited:

This white sasquatch needs to read a history book. Your people stole this land from Native Americans, this land is Native land and it will always be. You have the audacity to complain about the existence of black Americans in America when your people brought them here because whites were too fucking lazy to do their own labor. Then you have the audacity to call Black Americans lazy. 

You don’t own America, you never will.

Go back to fucking Europe.

This is from a Vice documentary called The KKK vs. the Crips vs. Memphis City Council . Huge trigger warning, lots of white ignorance and narcissism. 

For the people who claim racism no longer exists, this was documented in 2013. 

2013.

Tagged: racism

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18th September 2014

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banditblossom:

jsyk, only 2.9% of the population in Canada is black, and yet black Canadians makes 80% of prisons and are mostly likely to get mistreated in them

tell me again racism doesn’t exist Canada. (: 

Tagged: canadaracismanti black racism

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17th September 2014

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ghostofcommunism:

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ghostofcommunism:

postracialcomments:


A Texas man is under arrest after gunning down a SWAT team member as the officer quietly tried to climb in through the apartment’s window during predawn hours.
Police State USAreports  that a resident fatally shot Detective Charles “Chuck” Dinwiddie as the officer climbed in through a ground level window as part of a “no knock” raid. The officers were there due to suspicion that residents were in possession of controlled substances.
Upon hearing a noise, resident Marvin Louis Guy, 50, opened fire on the unidentified officers, shooting three others as well, although only one fatally.
Guy is currently being held on capital murder charges in connection with Dinwiddie’s death, even though it’s unclear how Guy was supposed to know that the men crawling in through the window were police officers since they hadn’t identified themselves.
The evidence sheet lists a laptop, a safe, a pistol, and a glass pipe, but no drugs were found. Given the evidence, why did police deem it necessary to seek a “no knock” warrant and why did a judge sign off on it?
Very little is known about Mr. Guy, but Dinwiddie left behind two children, all because his SWAT team went creeping into a home where the residents didn’t even have any drugs. Is that the best use of law enforcement tax dollars?
Guy’s bond has been set at $3 million dollars.

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Thank you lieutenantnorals!

The dude was legitimately scared for his life because someone was sneaking into his apartment in the early morning. The cops are the ones who messed up here. No-knock warrants are really shitty.

so according to the criminal justice system, either you’re supposed to magically know when the person trying to break into your house is a cop looking for drugs that you don’t have, or you’re not allowed to shoot someone who’s trying to break into your house? oh wait, i forgot only white people are allowed to fatally shoot someone in this country without facing criminal penalties

Very much this. Our “justice” system is very much about maintaining the status quo that Power has created in this country.

ghostofcommunism:

incompatibletype:

ghostofcommunism:

postracialcomments:

A Texas man is under arrest after gunning down a SWAT team member as the officer quietly tried to climb in through the apartment’s window during predawn hours.

Police State USAreports  that a resident fatally shot Detective Charles “Chuck” Dinwiddie as the officer climbed in through a ground level window as part of a “no knock” raid. The officers were there due to suspicion that residents were in possession of controlled substances.

Upon hearing a noise, resident Marvin Louis Guy, 50, opened fire on the unidentified officers, shooting three others as well, although only one fatally.

Guy is currently being held on capital murder charges in connection with Dinwiddie’s death, even though it’s unclear how Guy was supposed to know that the men crawling in through the window were police officers since they hadn’t identified themselves.

The evidence sheet lists a laptop, a safe, a pistol, and a glass pipe, but no drugs were found. Given the evidence, why did police deem it necessary to seek a “no knock” warrant and why did a judge sign off on it?

Very little is known about Mr. Guy, but Dinwiddie left behind two children, all because his SWAT team went creeping into a home where the residents didn’t even have any drugs. Is that the best use of law enforcement tax dollars?

Guy’s bond has been set at $3 million dollars.

Source

Thank you lieutenantnorals!

The dude was legitimately scared for his life because someone was sneaking into his apartment in the early morning. The cops are the ones who messed up here. No-knock warrants are really shitty.

so according to the criminal justice system, either you’re supposed to magically know when the person trying to break into your house is a cop looking for drugs that you don’t have, or you’re not allowed to shoot someone who’s trying to break into your house? oh wait, i forgot only white people are allowed to fatally shoot someone in this country without facing criminal penalties

Very much this. Our “justice” system is very much about maintaining the status quo that Power has created in this country.

Tagged: racismwhite supremacypolice state

Source: postracialcomments

15th September 2014

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Woooo they just started talking about Theodore Roosevelt’s imperialism complete with images from the time period.

I felt vomit-y and like I was having a hot flash at the same time.

Tagged: the rooseveltsimperialismracism

7th September 2014

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The Black-White Income Gap Is Even Wider Today Than in 1967 →

It is also wider than it was in 1970 apartheid South Africa.

Tagged: income gapracismunited statesanti black racismcharles mudede

6th September 2014

Photoset reblogged from Big Tub n tha Tabby Cats, Yo with 85,060 notes

mynameisbigtub:

guitarsandcontrabandx:

arabellesicardi:

Here is a side by side comparison of how The New York Times has profiled Michael Brown — an 18 year old black boy gunned down by police — and how they profiled Ted Bundy, one of the most prolific serial killers of all time. 

Source for Brown, Source for Bundy.

Christ. smh.

But it’s not about race, ya’ll

Tagged: mike brownfergusonracism

Source: arabellesicardi

6th September 2014

Photo reblogged from got your grandpappy on my dick with 22,830 notes

tashabilities:

ouijubell:

shizukasmack:

tedikuma:

Another comic I started last night. This one is basically about what it was like being African American in high school, minus the supernatural transformation at the end.

This is awesome. 

YASSSSS!!!!

Permanently get from round you white people who try to quantify and authenticate your Blackness.

tashabilities:

ouijubell:

shizukasmack:

tedikuma:

Another comic I started last night. This one is basically about what it was like being African American in high school, minus the supernatural transformation at the end.

This is awesome. 

YASSSSS!!!!

Permanently get from round you white people who try to quantify and authenticate your Blackness.

Tagged: YESthisracismanti black racism

Source: theodore3.com

24th August 2014

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OMG my dad just reminded me things have been this bad in pop culture for a while. We’re watching the VMAs and Jim Carrey came on. He pointed out the big star from a Black comedy (In Living Color) is the only white dude on the show.

Tagged: welpvmaspop cultureracismwhite people go away

24th August 2014

Link reblogged from Women of Color, in Solidarity with 473 notes

Following Ferguson: Asian Americans Can Choose ‘Invisibility, Complicity, or Resistance’ →

Tagged: fergusonpolice brutalitysolidarityanti black racismracism

Source: fascinasians