Are we sure we’re in 2014?
Saw some fucked up shit on amber riley’s Instagram.
A 16-yr-old African American boy was sexually assaulted by a police officer during a “stop and frisk” pat-down. The assault was committed with such violence that the youth’s testicles were literally ruptured.
Now, Darrin Manning of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania may never be able to father children, according to the doctors who performed surgery on his virtually destroyed testicles.
Darrin was a star basketball player with no criminal history to speak of. He was a straight-A student who never got into any sort of trouble. He was with his teammates heading to a game right after school when he encountered an officer who decided he was “suspicious” and needed to be subjected to local “stop and frisk” procedures.
Though no official reason has been given for the stop and frisk, Darrin and the other (uniformed) members of the basketball team who were stopped suggest it was because they were wearing scarves over their faces to protect against the extreme cold Philadelphia, like much of the country, has suffered this winter.
Darrin was put in handcuffs. When the officer began “frisking” him, they grabbed hold of Darrin’s genitals so hard, pulled and twisted, that the teen’s genitals literally tore off.
“I felt the officer reach and grab my butt. Then the officer grabbed my testicles and squeezed again and pulled down. And that’s when I heard something pop, like I felt it POP,” Manning said.
The incident has left the 16-year-old with felony charges of assault and resisting arrest.
"I’m just grateful that they just didn’t kill him," said Darrin’s mother.
I honest to god have no words for this
Oh my God. Oh my God.
"Black Wall Street, the name fittingly given to one of the most affluent all-Black communities in America, was bombed from the air and burned to the ground by mobs of envious Whites. In a period spanning fewer than 12 hours, a once thriving Black business district in northern Tulsa lay smoldering – a model community destroyed and a major African-American economic movement resoundingly defused.
The night’s carnage left some 3,000 African Americans dead and over 600 successful businesses lost. Among these were 21 churches, 21 restaurants, 30 grocery stores and two movie theaters, plus a hospital, a bank, a post office, libraries, schools, law offices, a half dozen private airplanes and even a bus system. As could have been expected, the impetus behind it all was the infamous Ku Klux Klan, working in consort with ranking city officials and many other sympathizers.
The best description of Black Wall Street, or Little Africa as it was also known, would be to compare it to a mini Beverly Hills. It was the golden door of the Black community during the early 1900s, and it proved that African Americans could create a successful infrastructure. That’s what Black Wall Street was all about.
The dollar circulated 36 to 100 times, sometimes taking a year for currency to leave the community. Now a dollar leaves the Black community in 15 minutes. As for resources, there were Ph.D.s residing in Little Africa, Black attorneys and doctors. One doctor was Dr. Berry, who owned the bus system. His average income was $500 a day, hefty pocket change in 1910…”
via Marissa Sargeant on Facebook:
This is my 14 yr old son who was brutually tortured By 2 Tully town officers he was handcuff but they say he resisted arrest that yall tazzed him in his face …not only that they took him to lower bucks hospital with out his mother consent they broke his nose n both eyes were swollen shut these prejudice cops need a rude awakening any one know anyone that can help my son please help they took him to the police station n told me I could not come up there but as a mother who loves her child I did Go to the station they would not let me n at all they talked to me through the door I didn’t see my son for tree days n the cops says o he’s fine we ordered him pizza really? Any one who can help me get justice please comment I’m torn mad angry just can’t deal # HELP
The fact that there is “Black Girls Rock” on BET and no one says anything about it but if another network decided to make “White Girls Rock” it would be considered racist disgusts me.
it’s “WHITE GIRELS RAWK” every day of the year, you mayo lookin bitch
White girls rock is 99.99% of the media, dumbass. The ignorance I’ve dealt with since last night talking about the lack of representation of Black women on SNL astounds me.
Here’s a fun game: count the number of Black people you see on TV. Then ask yourself who these characters are. Do they fulfill of stereotype (loud, uneducated, addicted to drugs, etc.) or do they represent something against the stereotype? You’re gonna be hard pressed to find any Black women, much less those that aren’t forced into fulfilling some stereotype created by white people.
I’m over white ignorance. If I could vom in y’alls faces, I would. The urge is that deep.
I’m over being ignored, silenced, and misunderstood by people who can’t get their heads out of their asses and listen to and feel empathy for others who aren’t part of their lily white race.
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Tonight will be my first time this season watching a full episode of SNL because Kerry Washington is on tonight! She is only the 9th Black woman to ever host the show, so watch and show your support. We need more Black women on this show.
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So reading one article on Buzzfeed about one of the recent Halloween Blackface incidents has lead me to a string of Blackface incidents reported on early this year. It’s 2013. Blackface has been around somewhere in the ballpark of 150 years. Have people not found new ways to be racist? Like, wipe off your tacky bronzer or black smudge and just say you hate Black people. I don’t need the visual.
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So one of my Asian friend’s Asian friends was dressed as a stereotypical Native girl for Halloween.
This is why being aware of the world and intersectionality and all that is so important. And it’s also why white people can’t be trusted to write and teach history because they teach their bullshit- like the false idea that Natives no longer exist or that racism is no longer an issue for Black Americans- to kids of color. Which I think is partly to blame for why we have Kanye using an image of a skull dressed in a Plains headdress, Asian girls using blackface and redface, and so on.
I just want people of color to do better. I’m not perfect but every day I try to learn more about struggles outside of my own. Because we as POC are so much better together than separate.
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