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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

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

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23rd August 2014

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Cash raised for Mo. cop surpasses Brown donations →

Sadly this is from USA Today and not a satirical website.

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20th August 2014

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why THE FUCK is no one talking about this

why isnt this on the news

we all know the reason why. stop the bullshit.

And this shit happened on May 18…MAY 8-FUCKING-TEENTH!
Story

I read the article and this honestly makes me so fucking angry. I encourage all my followers to reblog the shit out of this. Share it on your Facebook and Twitter, too.

Please spare some time for Darren Rainey. This is a horrific brutality against a human being that is being swept under the rug by most media. 

Please read this. Please. The fact that this hasn’t crossed my radar once is upsetting, and it’s the same exact entitlement and abuse of power we’re seeing in Ferguson. Read it because Darren Rainey deserves to have his story heard. Holy shit does he deserve to have his story heard.

idiotmouth:

seetobe:

surfandwrite:

thesoftghetto:

niggawithablog:

locc-2dabrain:

krxs10:

why THE FUCK is no one talking about this

why isnt this on the news

we all know the reason why. stop the bullshit.

And this shit happened on May 18…MAY 8-FUCKING-TEENTH!

Story

I read the article and this honestly makes me so fucking angry. I encourage all my followers to reblog the shit out of this. Share it on your Facebook and Twitter, too.

Please spare some time for Darren Rainey. This is a horrific brutality against a human being that is being swept under the rug by most media. 

Please read this. Please. The fact that this hasn’t crossed my radar once is upsetting, and it’s the same exact entitlement and abuse of power we’re seeing in Ferguson. Read it because Darren Rainey deserves to have his story heard. Holy shit does he deserve to have his story heard.

Tagged: tw: violencetw: brutalityracismanti black racisminjusticedarren rainey

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19th August 2014

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People are shooting first and asking questions later, and it used to be a 50 percent chance that they go to jail, now it’s something like 20 percent chance that they’re going to jail. It’s highly unlikely they’ll go to jail because most people are using ‘Stand your ground,’ and they’re saying because the person looks suspicious or they feared for their life. [I’ve also] asked the committee to challenge the federal government and to work with states to repeal or amend the ‘Stand your ground’ law so that people of color have a future.
— Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s mother at the UN Review in Geneva, Switzerland

Tagged: so that people of color may have a futuresybrina fultontrayvon martinjordan davismike brownracismUSviolence

Source: theroot.com

12th August 2014

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Michael Brown is not the first unarmed Black youth to be murdered by police (or civilian vigilantes) and I fear he will not be the last. All of this is a reminder that while slavery and Jim Crow laws have legally ended, we are still living with the effects of years of oppression and virulent, violent anti-Black racism. From the privatized prison-industrial complex that disproportionately imprisons Black men and increasingly Black women to the increasingly militarized police force (and neighborhood/border watch vigilantes), our so-called justice system needs an overhaul because it continues to reinvent our country’s violent history for the modern era. It must come to an end.

Tagged: michael brownracismnew jim crow

5th August 2014

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As we write this statement, 25 days after the brutal incursion on Gaza, over a thousand and four hundred of innocent civilian women, men and children have been butchered by Israel’s war machine and much more are threatened to be killed. The call for raping Palestinian women by the so-called “Bar-Illan University Arabic Literature Professor” teaches us, once again, that Israeli “scholars” and “academic institutions” are an organic and integral part of the Zionist colonial project. Also, the parliament member, who happens to be a woman, advocates the killing of all Palestinian women, a Rabbi calls for mass murder of Palestinians while taking their foreskins as trophies, in addition to the display of many rape references on banners and images (head covered woman from the top while indecent from the waist down with a very provocative statement below) in their neighborhoods that promotes a rape culture and misogyny at the least.

Preaching openly for “raping Palestinian women” and using rape references is vile and despicable -but not out of the line with the central role that Zionist “academic institutions” have been playing in the Zionist colonial project in Palestine, even prior to the 1948 Palestinian Nakba. The “Hebrew University” played a central role in the planning and executing of the infamous crime of ethnic cleansing plan, Plan D (plan Dalet). Its “scholars” were represented in the committee of 12 formed by the Zionist leader David Ben Gurion to plan and oversee the execution of the plan from its earlier blue print to the end (from Plan A to Plan D). They drew the maps of the ethnic cleansing scheme that are still being used until this day. Even unions and students’ movements unprecedentedly followed the Zionist hegemonic ideology. Therefore:

We, at the Institute of Women’s Studies at Birzeit University, call on all scholars of the world, all women’s organizations, all who fight for freedom and justice to take a clear stand against this racist state’s continuous war crimes, genocidal acts, and violent rape culture. Stand against settler colonialism that one of its manifestations is this despicable sexist colonial view. Stand by resistance to the occupation, joining the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) of these “academic institutions” as means to show your solidarity with the Palestinian cause against ever increasing levels of unfathomable violence. We call on you to:

Boycott all Israeli “academic institutions” for a constellation of reasons not the least of which are the built-in violent sexism and racism – reflecting the Zionist scheme as a whole.

Mainstream the culture of resistance to all forms of normalization, especially cultural normalization.

Denounce the Zionist “scholars” that disseminated the severe sexist comments and racist and orientalist view of Palestinians for their words preach hatred and violence.

Condemn the Zionist “academic institutions” that have clearly fostered this colonial genocide by embracing support for their “scholars’” sexist views, defending their belligerent racism, and essentially advocating and encouraging violence.

Expose and denounce the advisory role of Zionist “scholars” in the most immoral practices committed against the Palestinian people.

Counter colonialism with anti-colonial reasoning because the colonial view and sexism are only manifestations of colonialism.

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19th July 2014

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Staten Island man dies after NYPD cop puts him in chokehold — SEE THE VIDEO

A 400-pound asthmatic Staten Island dad died Thursday after a cop put him in a chokehold and other officers appeared to slam his head against the sidewalk, video of the incident shows.
“I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!” Eric Garner, 43, repeatedly screamed after at least five NYPD officers took him down in front of a Tompkinsville beauty supply store when he balked at being handcuffed.
Within moments Garner, a married father of six children with two grandchildren, stopped struggling and appeared to be unconscious as police called paramedics to the scene. An angry crowd gathered, some recording with smartphones.
“When I kissed my husband this morning, I never thought it would be for the last time,” Garner’s wife, Esaw, told the Daily News.
She got no details from police until after she had gone to the hospital to identify his body, she said.
“I saw him with his eyes wide open and I said, ‘Babe, don’t leave me, I need you.’ But he was already gone,” she said.

and people wonder why black people don’t trust or have any love for cops. they murdered this man. this black man. and for what? fucking cigarettes. yea, WE’RE the fucking problem.
 






I read this on HuffPost earlier and was just so disgusted. I feel horrible for that man, especially since NY has a history of not prosecuting their cops for shit like this.

amuzed1:

dglsplsblg:

Staten Island man dies after NYPD cop puts him in chokehold — SEE THE VIDEO

A 400-pound asthmatic Staten Island dad died Thursday after a cop put him in a chokehold and other officers appeared to slam his head against the sidewalk, video of the incident shows.

“I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!” Eric Garner, 43, repeatedly screamed after at least five NYPD officers took him down in front of a Tompkinsville beauty supply store when he balked at being handcuffed.

Within moments Garner, a married father of six children with two grandchildren, stopped struggling and appeared to be unconscious as police called paramedics to the scene. An angry crowd gathered, some recording with smartphones.

“When I kissed my husband this morning, I never thought it would be for the last time,” Garner’s wife, Esaw, told the Daily News.

She got no details from police until after she had gone to the hospital to identify his body, she said.

“I saw him with his eyes wide open and I said, ‘Babe, don’t leave me, I need you.’ But he was already gone,” she said.

and people wonder why black people don’t trust or have any love for cops. they murdered this man. this black man. and for what? fucking cigarettes. yea, WE’RE the fucking problem.

 

I read this on HuffPost earlier and was just so disgusted. I feel horrible for that man, especially since NY has a history of not prosecuting their cops for shit like this.

Tagged: sadpolice brutalityracismtrigger warning: death

Source: New York Daily News

18th June 2014

Photo reblogged from Aaron's tumblr stuff with 60 notes

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18th June 2014

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8 Sneaky Racial Code Words and Why Politicians Love Them   →

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