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questions?   open your eyes, spectacular's right in front of you

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    lovelykeba:

    softboycollective:

    meanwhile the police fill the block with tear gas. who’s protecting and serving here

    Right!!!!đź‘Źđź‘Źđź‘Ź

    (Source: ishiidriller, via thebluelip-blondie)

    — 2 minutes ago with 117307 notes

    socialjusticekoolaid:

    What they won’t show you on CNN tonight: Ferguson residents line a parade of roses down W Florissant, leading to where Mike Brown was taken from this world. #staywoke #powerful #insolidarity 

    (via thebluelip-blondie)

    — 3 hours ago with 51485 notes

    micdotcom:

    Potent minimalist art sends a strong message about police and vigilante brutality in America

    Journalist and artist Shirin Barghi has created a gripping, thought-provoking series of graphics that not only examines racial prejudice in today’s America, but also captures the sense of humanity that often gets lost in news coverage. Titled “Last Words,” the graphics illustrate the last recorded words by Brown and other young black people — Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant and others — who have been killed by police in recent years.

    Let us not forget their voices

    (via black-culture)

    — 12 hours ago with 15163 notes
    Here are a few examples:

    jessehimself:

    WHITE SUSPECT

    suspect 1

    That’s how the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal chose to present the story of Amy Bishop, a former college professor who eventually pleaded guilty to killing three colleagues and wounding three others at a faculty meeting in 2010.

    BLACK VICTIM

    victim 7

    And that’s the headline AL.com ran about the shooting death of a 25-year-old black man in Alabama earlier this year.

    WHITE SUSPECT

    suspect 2

    This is how the Staten Island Advance covered the case of Eric Bellucci, a mentally ill New York man who allegedly killed his parents.

    BLACK VICTIM

    trayvon

    Meanwhile, NBC News ran this headline during ongoing coverage of the Trayvon Martin killing.

    WHITE SUSPECT

    suspect 3

    This Fox News headline quoted friends shocked that 15-year-old Jared Michael Padgett had entered his high school heavily armed and killed a classmate, injured a teacher and took his own life.

    BLACK VICTIM

    victim 6

    But in Florida, this headline in the Ledger focused on a police account that made the death of a black 19-year-old seem somehow expected, or at least unsurprising.

    WHITE SUSPECT

    suspect 5

    In the wake of the mass shooting in Santa Barbara, California, earlier this year, theWhittier Daily News offered a headline showing one man’s disbelief that Elliot Rodger could have committed such a crime.

    BLACK VICTIM

    victim 1

    Earlier this month, the New York Daily News ran this headline, carrying comments by the Ohio attorney general that appeared to defend police after killing a black man at a Walmart.

    WHITE SUSPECT

    suspect 4

    This was the headline given to an Associated Press story at Mlive.com about an Ohio teen who later pleaded guilty to a school shooting in which three students were killed and two were wounded.

    BLACK VICTIM

    victim 4

    But when an unarmed father of two was killed by a police officer while entering a vehicle that contained his own children, the Los Angeles Times served up this claimfrom officials.

    WHITE SUSPECT

    suspect 7

    In 2008, 18-year-old Ryan Schallenberger was accused of plotting to bomb his South Carolina high school. Ohio’s Chronicle Telegram wanted readers to know that he was a straight-A student, running an AP story with this headline.

    BLACK VICTIM

    victim 3

    And according to the Omaha World-Herald, this is what you needed to know about Julius B. Vaughn, a 19-year-old gunned down in Omaha last year:

    WHITE SUSPECT

    suspect 6

    Kerri Ann Heffernan was charged in 2012 in a string of bank robberies and stores. This headline at Wicked Local wonders how she’d come so far from her days as a smart high school student.

    BLACK VICTIM

    victim 2

    Of 22-year-old black man Deon Sanders’ killing in Ohio earlier this year, WKBN’s headline said “gang member,” and that apparently was enough.

    (via peachtreekeen)

    — 16 hours ago with 736 notes
    Anonymous asked: I'm here to ask you if wearing ANY kind of braid is considered "cultural appropriation" (not just cornrows or dreads and etc). Seriously, I have met people on the internet that think black people are the only ethnicity that invented or ever wore braids and I was like "wtf?!". Thank you.


    Answer:

    blackproverbs:

    But Who Will Think of The White People: I

    #butwhowillthinkoftheWhitepeople

    But who will think of the white people?

    A Black cast?
    With afros in a tizzy
    gleaming in robust grease
    overly decorated in 
    black red and green
    dripping a slang too slick
    for white speak
    in front of tables with
    red koolaid and seasoned fried chicken
    and greens beans that’s been 
    stewed in hamhocks
    I  mean how could the white people
    plant themselves there
    won’t they feel utterly ridiculous
    languid and obtuse?

    and how will they purchase jeans
    and hair care products
    and foundations in tan
    and who will teach them
    how to cry neatly?

    Won’t someone think of the white people?
    and the constant rattling of Black songs
    and stories that don’t sound like them
    Who will think of them when 
    some full bodied curly haired diva
    belts the tumbling notes of an anthem
    that doesn’t weep for them
    tell me you’ll think of the white people and be soft

    who will teach their daughters
    to love men they are only waiting for
    without an adequate number 
    of cartoon movie princesses
    or their sons that the world is theirs 
    with a black man behind a podium and not bars
    how dare we make them a side dish
    in a melting pot

    This is not the land the forefathers
    promised them
    Tell them that we understand
    28 days of reading the stories of heros
    that didn’t rescue them
    must be uncomfortable
    that we understand 
    that no one remembers the soft places
    of a villain
    we get it

    how naked one must feel after being uprooted
    from place you knew with your skin
    this amount of suffering must be
    hard

    who will think of the White people when us
    Black and Brown folk are laughing
    and our mouths are full with rejoice
    it must be so cruel
    to not be in on the joke

    how dare we question
    how dare we invade
    how dare we ask for an apology
    how dare we win
    in a race
    we were 40 acres and a mule behind
    we know
    it must be sickening

    won’t you think of the White people 
    and be kind
    kiss their palms and be easy 
    their hearts must be so open 

    —D

    — 20 hours ago with 753 notes

    ethiopienne:

    they better give him a endorsement deal

    — 1 day ago with 9817 notes
    aylookatmenow:

hueyfreemanonlyspeaksthetruth:

You don’t get to use Martin Luther King Jr. as your “Imaginary Black Yes Man”!!!

this is one of my favorite gifs

    aylookatmenow:

    hueyfreemanonlyspeaksthetruth:

    You don’t get to use Martin Luther King Jr. as your “Imaginary Black Yes Man”!!!

    this is one of my favorite gifs

    (via motussin)

    — 1 day ago with 57971 notes

    blastortoise:

    white people: mike brown robbed that store!

    Lawyer: no he didn’t

    Store owners: nope

    Eye witnesses: nah

    white people:

    white people: MIKE BROWN ROBBED THAT STORE

    (via cleophatrajones)

    — 1 day ago with 33053 notes

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    whiteguiltconfessionals:

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    william-elms:

    policymic:

    Disturbing photos show a cop choking a college student

    Police had been responding to a “disturbance” near the University of Tennessee when a house party estimated to be composed of 800+ individuals spilled out onto the street. Deputy Brandon Gilliam wrote in the report that when detaining Dotson, he “began to physically resist officers’ instructions to place his hands behind his back, and at one point grabbed on to an officer’s leg.” At some point, Deputy Phillips felt the need to begin choking Dotson to the point where he passed out — lethal force by any definition.

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    The deputy who assaulted the student was fired and the deputies who stood by were suspended. As it should be.

    This dude made a rookie mistake. You never assault the rich white kids, they’re the only ones the system cares about after all.

    ^^^^^^^

    LETS FUCKING CLARIFY:

    A COP CHOKES A WHITE BOY AFTER A ROWDY PARTY UNTIL HE PASSED OUT AND GETS FIRED ASAP.

    A COP PUTS AN ASTHMATIC BLACK MAN IN A CHOKE HOLD UNTIL HE DIED AND WE’RE STILL WAITING FOR SOMETHING TO FUCKING HAPPEN. 

    THIS IS WHY I CANNOT TRUST “THE SYSTEM”. ITS EITHER SUPER FUCKED UP OR ITS WORKING JUST THE WAY THEY INTENDED IT TO. and we all know which one is right.

    This commentary is on point.

    This photoset is all kinds of fucked…

    -M

    how can people see this and still say it’s not about race when everything in the universe is pointing to the fact that it is?

    (Source: micdotcom, via fyeahcracker)

    — 1 day ago with 37988 notes

    king-emare:

    The cops killed Eric Garner. Everything you need to know is on the tape. We can hear him screaming that he can’t breathe. We can see them not letting go of him or releasing pressure off his head and neck. We can see the illegal choke hold the cop had him in. We can also notice that he didn’t swing at any of the officers. So what clues are you searching for??? What investigation is there to do??? What don’t you understand???

    (via moyazb)

    — 1 day ago with 270 notes

    skrelp:

    A police officer shot and killed an unarmed, mentally challenged black man in Los Angeles on Monday, his family said.

    Family members identified Ezell Ford, 25, as the man the cop killed on the 200 block of West 65th St. about 8:20 p.m. And one eyewitness says the officer yelled “shoot him” before killing the man in the street.

    His mother, Tritobia Ford, said the shooting was unjustified and that her son was complying with the officer’s orders, according to local media.

    "My heart is so heavy," she told KTLA. ”My son was a good kid. He didn’t deserve to die the way he did.”

    Ford, she said, was lying on the ground when the officer shot him in the back three times.

    A man claiming to be Ford’s cousin told the station he witnessed the incident and that there was no justification for excessive force.

    "They laid him out and for whatever reason, they shot him in the back, knowing, mentally, he has complications. Every officer in this area, from the Newton Division, knows that — that this child has mental problems," he told KTLA.

    And another eyewitness told the Huffington Post that an officer screamed out “shoot him” before the unarmed Ford was filled with three slugs.

    Source

    (via fyeahcracker)

    — 2 days ago with 14321 notes