1. blacksupervillain:

    blacksupervillain:

    hussieologist:

    jcoleknowsbest:

    hussieologist:

    jcoleknowsbest:

    talesofthestarshipregeneration:

    darvinasafo:

    Darren Hunt of Utah

    The murder of young Black Men by police continues.

    oh for fucks SAKE

    Y’all he was shot in the back…. HE WAS SHOT IN THE BACK…

    http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58409680-78/family-hunt-moss-police.html.csp

    He was carrying a sword? This mf in my geography class carried a sword to class everyday and when I expressed my discomfort it was dismissed. But this brotha was shot in the back.

    and it was a blunted sword.. couldn’t have cut anybody… but white people walking around with loaded rifles in target…

    Exactly! This is evil.

    Damn. Niggas can’t even cosplay anymore? I would love to see the cosplay community say something about this but that definitely won’t happen

    Also: this paper is edited by a clown. It should’ve been in the first fucking paragraph that this dude was cosplaying. I’m reading this shit wondering why the fuck this negro is walking down the street with a sword and obvious answer is hidden almost at the en of the article.

    This dude was cosplaying.

    He was dressed up in a costume.

    Should all black people just stay home on Halloween this year?

    Friendly reminder that the police shot a black cosplayer in the back

    (via romosexual666)

  2. 7 Things Your Colorblind Racist Friend Might Say to You and How to Respond | Atlanta Black Star →

    1) Colorblind

    What they say:

    “People are just people.”  ”I don’t see color.”  ”We’re all just human.”   “Character, not color, is what counts with me.”

    Response:

    “Colorblindness” negates the cultural values, norms, expectations and life experiences of people of color. Even if an individual white person can ignore a person’s skin color, society does not.

    Claiming to be “colorblind” can also be a defense when someone is afraid to discuss racism, especially if the assumption is that all conversation about race or color is racist.  Color consciousness does not equal racism.

    2) Reverse Racism

    What they say:

    “Blacks cry ‘racism’ for everything, even though they are more or just as racist as white people.”

    Response:

    Let’s first define racism with this formula: Racism = racial prejudice + systemic institutional power.

    To say people of color can be racist, denies the power imbalance inherent in racism. Although some Black people dislike whites and act on that prejudice to insult or hurt them, that’s not the same as systematically oppressing them and negatively affecting every aspect of their lives.

    People of color, as a social group, do not possess the societal, institutional power to oppress white people as a group. An individual Black person who is abusing a white person, while clearly wrong, is acting out a personal racial prejudice, not racism.

    3) It’s Not Race

    What they say:

    “It’s not race, it’s economics.”  ”Classism is the new racism.”

    Response:

    “Being Black and middle class is fundamentally different to being white and middle class.” This is what  Dr. Nicola Rollock, a researcher at The Institute of Education at the University at Birmingham in the U.K., said after researching the issue.

    For the report, “The Educational Strategies of the Black Middle Classes,” Rollock and her team looked at African-Caribbean families in particular, and confirmed that there is a Black “middle class”  who work very hard to do the best for their children. But researchers also discovered that social status and relative wealth do not protect Black people from racism.

    Racism is a reality in the lives of  Black middle-class families and it extends to the upper class too, as Oprah Winfrey would agree based on her widely reported racial-profiling incident at a Zurich boutique last year.

    4) Blame the Victim

    What they say:

    “Blacks are not willing to work hard.”  ”Blacks feel entitled and want everything handed to them.”  ”Blacks hold themselves back, not racism.”   “We have advertised everywhere, there just aren’t any qualified Blacks for this job.”

    Response:

    When blame-the-victim tactics are used, it provides an escape from discussing the real problem: racism. Therefore, the agents of racism, white people and their institutions, can avoid acknowledging a system of oppression exists.

    As long as the focus remains on Black folks, white people can minimize or dismiss our experiences and never have to deal with their responsibility or collusion in racism and white privilege.

    5) Deny, Deny, Deny

    What they say:

    “Blacks are unfairly favored, whites are not.”

    Response:

    This form of denial is based on the false notion that the playing field is now level. When some white folks are expected to suddenly share their privilege, access and advantage, they often perceive it as discrimination. White people’s attacks on programs like affirmative action and Black History Month are usually rooted in this false perception.

    6) Pull Yourself Up by Your Bootstraps

    What they say:

    “America is the land of opportunity, built by rugged individuals, where anyone with grit can succeed if they just pull up hard enough on their bootstraps. So Blacks need to pull themselves up from the bottom like everyone else.”

    Response:

    U.S. social propaganda has convinced many people that an individual’s hard work is the main determinant of success in the country. This ideology totally denies the impact of either oppression or privilege on any person’s chance for success, and pretends that every individual, regardless of color, gender, disability, etc.,  has the same access to the rights, benefits and responsibilities of society.

    It also implies that Blacks have only their individual character flaws or cultural inadequacies to blame, and not racism.

    7) Racism Is Over

    What they say:

    “Blacks live in the past. We dealt with racism in the 1960s with all the marches, sit-ins and speeches by Martin Luther King Jr.  Laws have been changed. Segregation and lynching have ended. We have some details to work out, but real racism is pretty much a thing of the past. They need to get over it and move on.”

    Response:

    The absence of legalized, enforced segregation does not mean the end of racism. This denial of contemporary racism, based on an inaccurate assessment of both history and current society, romanticizes the past and diminishes today’s reality.

    If there is no race problem, there would be no school-to-prison pipeline in Mississippi that leads to the arrest and sentencing of Black students for infractions as insignificant as wearing the wrong color socks.

    New York City’s Stop and Frisk policy that led to 400,000 police encounters with innocent Black and Latino New Yorkers, would not have happened.

    If there is no race problem,  why is a Black person 3.73 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than a white person, even though Blacks and whites use marijuana at similar rates?

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    (Source: america-wakiewakie, via pathetic-bullshit)

  3. musclemartini:

    teddythemonster:

    postracialcomments:

    funnyordie:

    via Cop v. Black Guy

    100% accurate

    this is no exaggeration.
    it gets this intense, that fast, for no reason.

    true

    (via pishtacos)

  4. the-cantankeruz-one:

    fogo-av:

    mentalalchemy:

    nezua:

    fnhfal:

    Ferguson -2014

    I blinked one day and when I opened my eyes, it was normal to have an American army battling Americans on American streets. No one even calls it a war. But it is.

    Don’t forget this crazy shit actually happened.

    Don’t forget this shit is STILL happening

    Its not over y’all.

    Please don’t think it is

    (via maintainandkeepmybrainsane)

  5. postracialcomments:

    monsterbeard:

    raptoravatar:

    postracialcomments:

    This level of conflict of interest is massively unsurprising.

    This is horrifying. The worst of Chicago politics migrated south to St. Louis.

    Extremely. While we think of Chicago and New York as the most corrupt, we tend to forget our own local politics. This problem is wide spread in every city/county/state. 

    There is no way to escape it until we all become aware of this problem. And then when we are aware, we have to organize and attack the problem by its roots. 

    (via strugglefuck)

  6. bosq:

    Grass / Fire / Water / Gym Leaders - Ripped by X

    (via flyofacrow)

  7. girlswillsavethevorld:

punkrockcow:

ultrafacts:

Source If you want more facts, follow Ultrafacts

WHY WASNT THIS NATIONAL NEWS?!

I think we know why.

    girlswillsavethevorld:

    punkrockcow:

    ultrafacts:

    Source If you want more facts, follow Ultrafacts

    WHY WASNT THIS NATIONAL NEWS?!

    I think we know why.

    (via maintainandkeepmybrainsane)

  8. "I’m also a killer. I’ve killed a lot, and if I need to I’ll kill a whole bunch more. If you don’t want to get killed, don’t show up in front of me."

    Actual quote from Ferguson “law enforcement” officer and 35-year police veteran, Dan Page. But hey, let’s keep focusing on all those unreasonable “looters and rioters” (via odinsblog)

    Wow victim blaming much?

    (via zionangel)

    (via gothramen)

  9. iwriteaboutfeminism:

    Shaun King talks about the trauma of police brutality.

    (via gothramen)

  10. GoFundMe Page For Darren Wilson Replaced By Tax-Deductible Charity →

    thebluelip-blondie:

    invisiblelad:

    aka14kgold:

    supercargautier:

    just to be clear, we are looking at a scenario in which the very organization tasked with investigating an officer-involved-shooting… are behind the donation drive to support the officer involved in the shooting

    I just phrased that in the most neutral terms possible and it’s still absolutely damning

    $3.5M minimum the murderer will be receiving as an award for a lynching.

    That’s pretty much the scope of it. 

    ain’t that some shit

    (via gothramen)

  11. sonofbaldwin:

    liberalsarecool:

    catfrend:

    journolist:

    When #IfTheyGunnedMeDown Happens in Print: 

    Section from the Rolling Stone profile of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of two brothers who committed the Boston Marathon bombings vs section from the New York Times profile of Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson. 

    H/T to @daviddtss 

    Oh my god

    All there in black and white.

    See?

    (via gothramen)

  12. majiinboo:

    • Do not forget Michael Brown
    • Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
    • Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
    • Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
    • Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $400,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
    • Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
    • Do not forget Ferguson 

    (via verdigrisvolva)

  13. famphic:

    postracialcomments:

    soulrevision:

    You WILL want to watch this.

    In the early morning hours on 8/16/2014 in Ferguson, MO, Greg Thomas spoke with VICE about Ferguson, structural racism, media bias and more!!!

    Please reblog & signal boost so we can get this truth out!!

    Greg Thomas can be found on twitter, here: Minossec

    #Ferguson #MikeBrown

    Spread this!!!!

    From 2:00 onwards:

    The St. Louis Dispatch, they did a thing where, yesterday, they went over to Florissant and asked white people in Starbucks, “What do you think about what’s going on in Ferguson?” First off, most of them weren’t even watching the news and had no idea what happened, but they knew a boy was killed, and their reaction was, “Well, what did he do to deserve it? I know he did something.”

    That is embedded in the system. That is embedded within white privilege, and within the country itself: that people are bad because they deserve it.

    We have this whole Puritanical system that is set up from the people who got kicked out of England for being too radical…that people who have bad things happen to them deserve it. So, we must’ve deserved slavery. We must’ve deserved Jim Crow. We must’ve deserved 100:1 crack laws. We must’ve deserved the war on drugs. We must’ve deserved racial policing. So now, if you have that mentality about black people, and it gets passed on from person to person, generation to generation, that black people deserve what happened to them, then, when you go ask them, there’s not questions. It’s, “Well, wrong happened to them, so they must’ve deserved it.”

    Incredible. Please watch this.

    (Source: youtube.com, via bruhslumpdog)

  14. amaditalks:

    mylittleredgirl:

    androdjinni:

    smearedwithscreams:

    (Images should be read from the bottom, up.)

    GoFundMe is allowing a campaign for people to donate money to Darren Wilson, the cop who killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO.

    When called on this, and how it violates their ToS, GoFundMe’s response was to delete the hateful, disgusting, racist comments from the donations. They refused to end the campaign. Apparently it is only “promoting hate, violence, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime” if people can see the deplorable sentiments behind the donations. Somehow deleting the evidence of those sentiments magically changes what those donations are for: rewarding a police officer for killing Michael Brown.

    This is absolutely a direct violation of GoFundMe’s ToS, yet GoFundMe is refusing to act. These are people giving money to an individual that gunned down an unarmed black teen. He is profiting from this killing, and it directly promotes racial intolerance and violence. There is no reason why GoFundMe should allow this campaign to continue…

    … Except that GoFundMe gets 5% of the cut. In this case, 5% of 235k is $12,500. GoFundMe and Darren Wilson both are profiting off the killing of Michael Brown, and GoFundMe has decided they’d rather take their cut of the money than follow their own ToS. $12,500 is apparently what it takes to abandon justice.

    Please, join in the boycott of GoFundMe, and consider signal boosting this.

    Thank you.

    Go fund me has done other shitty things as well.

    The original fund has closed — but keep reading because the story gets better! Gofundme has allowed them to set up a second campaign. Don’t worry, racists, the $250K from the first fund is still going to Mike Brown’s killer, as is the money from the new campaign! And guess what, now you can reward a cop for violently executing an unarmed, innocent teenager and do it TAX-FREE! The proudly racist scum running this fuckery have aligned with the Missouri Police Union’s 501(c)(3) non-profit charity as an intermediary for Darren Wilson so that people can donate tax-free (almost a thousand people have donated to it today, in case you were hoping this would die off). The Ferguson Police Department is directing people to send donations to it. 

    You know what? I really hate when I go to fact-check a tumblr reblog and it’s EVEN FUCKING WORSE THAN IT ALREADY WAS.

    Several months ago, WePay, the makers do the software on which gofundme runs (along with several other crowdfunding sites)
    canceled the medical fundraiser of a woman who does legal sex work, because she retweeted a friend’s offer to provide adult photos — also legal — to donors
    . There is no altruism in online “charity” crowdfunding sites. They’re in it for the money, period. It’s why they monitor social media (they say that the bank they use requires it, but cannot actually prove that) but not their own comments, it’s why they’ll permit hate sites to send people to donate money to Darren Wilson as a “bounty” on Mike Brown but won’t permit a cam girl to send people to donate for a naughty photo — the latter hurts their “reputation” while the former is just people’s “legally protected opinions.” Either way, they make their thousands and thousands and laugh all the way to the banks. There isn’t enough money on earth to justify how these bottom feeders operate or using their sites and giving them more money. If you’re running a fundraiser or considering one, you may end up better off doing it the old fashioned way with a post office box at the USPS. There’s more physical work involved but at least you aren’t enriching ethically bankrupt jackasses, and you don’t have to pay more for the PO box the more money you raise.

    (via gothramen)

  15. jamietheignorantamerican:

    People are losing their fire and forgetting about Ferguson. That’s exactly what the police want, though: for all of this to just go away and for people to forget about it.

    Don’t let that happen.

    (via the-last-baron420)