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ghdos:

BRUHHHHHH. Do you fucking see this?

You do realize he deserved to be shot right. There's a picture of him while robbing the store holding the clerk by the throat..

Asked by Anonymous

his-submissive-girl:

Oh, my mistake.

Luke Woodham, 16, WHITE. Murdered two students at his school AND his own mother. Now in prison.

Kip Kinkel, 15, WHITE. Murdered two students at his school AND both of his parents. Now in prison.

Eric Hainstock, 15, WHITE. Murdered one student at his school. Now in prison.

TJ Lane, 17, WHITE. Murdered three students and told their parents that he masturbates to the memory at his trial. Now in prison.

James Holmes, 24, WHITE. Murdered twelve people at a premier of Batman. Now in prison.

Timothy McVeigh, 27, WHITE. Murdered 168 people and injured 600 more when he blew up a building in Oklahoma. Was executed in 2001, but only after a fair trial and appeals.

Not to mention all of the serial killers, school shooters and spree killers who are touted as being “misunderstood” and were given the basic liberty of a fair trial even though the majority of them committed crimes so abhorrent that I won’t write about them on this blog.

But you’re a right. A black, unarmed 18 year old boy who ALLEGEDLY held up a store deserved to be shot while he was on the ground. And he sure as fuck deserved to be laid in the middle of the street, uncovered for over 4 hours. And maybe because I’m a mother too but my mind automatically goes to his mother, she deserved to see her baby being treated like that right?

My mistake.

lookatthisfuckingoppressor:

"Cops are just doing their job" always struck me as weird because it implies that somehow the fact that they are harassing, killing, and imprisoning people, enforcing institutional racism, and destroying communities is less morally reprehensible if they do it for money.

it also says they think murdering unarmed Blacks is a part cops’ job descriptions… and they’re ok with that.

marsofbrooklyn:

journolist:

Parents of Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis Share Their Loss at the United Nations

Sitting in meetings in the United Nation’s ornate Wilson Palace by the shores of Lake Geneva in the shadow of the Alps seems an odd place to discuss racial discrimination in the United States.
But the problems of racial discrimination quickly hit home at an event earlier this week that hosted the parents of Travon Martin and Jordan Davis, two unarmed young black men killed by armed white men claiming to be acting in self-defense. Made all the more powerful as it came on the heels of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., their affecting and often harrowing testimony immediately erased the distance between Switzerland and the United States. It made the discrimination present and underscored the importance of the work being done here at the U.N.’s review of the U.S. record of racial discrimination.

Read more here. 

YASSS!!! The world needs call the US out on its shit!!!

marsofbrooklyn:

journolist:

Parents of Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis Share Their Loss at the United Nations

Sitting in meetings in the United Nation’s ornate Wilson Palace by the shores of Lake Geneva in the shadow of the Alps seems an odd place to discuss racial discrimination in the United States.

But the problems of racial discrimination quickly hit home at an event earlier this week that hosted the parents of Travon Martin and Jordan Davis, two unarmed young black men killed by armed white men claiming to be acting in self-defense. Made all the more powerful as it came on the heels of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., their affecting and often harrowing testimony immediately erased the distance between Switzerland and the United States. It made the discrimination present and underscored the importance of the work being done here at the U.N.’s review of the U.S. record of racial discrimination.

Read more here

YASSS!!! The world needs call the US out on its shit!!!

jcoleknowsbest:

thebigblackwolfe:

The fact that trans women have just been completely booted out of this conversation on police brutality smfh…

In 2008, a black trans woman was severely beaten by police and was preparing to sue the Memphis Police Department. She was killed execution style shortly after and no one has yet to be arrested.. Her name was Duanna Johnson. Remember her name…

jcoleknowsbest:

thebigblackwolfe:

The fact that trans women have just been completely booted out of this conversation on police brutality smfh…

In 2008, a black trans woman was severely beaten by police and was preparing to sue the Memphis Police Department. She was killed execution style shortly after and no one has yet to be arrested.. Her name was Duanna Johnson. Remember her name…

"Where are all these marches when Black people kill Black people though?!?!"

christel-thoughts:

here’s a sample

Reverend John Raphael was interviewed in the above link. He had this to say which i think a lot of people need to get etched into their consciousness: “I’m convinced it’s not that people don’t care. It’s that their voices are never heard.”

Below is the result of that effort

two more i just looked up when i realized no Atlanta on the list:

Atlanta faith leaders unite to stop the violence in Black communities (2007)

Sharpton Leads Atlanta Rally on Gun Violence (2009)

this was a sampling found by just googling “ gun violence black community” with one of march/rally/protest and a city name.

you could also read local sections in newspapers or the Black newspapers… or… just have enough ties to the community to know what’s actually going on… or just take your head out of your bum and stop pretending we don’t care about our communities because it makes it easier for you to completely ignore what’s happening and avoid feeling helpless.

asshats.

"Where are all these marches when Black people kill Black people though?!?!"

here’s a sample

Reverend John Raphael was interviewed in the above link. He had this to say which i think a lot of people need to get etched into their consciousness: “I’m convinced it’s not that people don’t care. It’s that their voices are never heard.”

Below is the result of that effort

two more i just looked up when i realized no Atlanta on the list:

Atlanta faith leaders unite to stop the violence in Black communities (2007)

Sharpton Leads Atlanta Rally on Gun Violence (2009)

this was a sampling found by just googling “ gun violence black community” with one of march/rally/protest and a city name.

you could also read local sections in newspapers or the Black newspapers… or… just have enough ties to the community to know what’s actually going on… or just take your head out of your bum and stop pretending we don’t care about our communities because it makes it easier for you to completely ignore what’s happening and avoid feeling helpless.

asshats.

kim-jong-chill:

what a difference 50 years can make

or not

escapedgoat:

rhymeswithjay:

azntoo:

skindeap:

shakeitoffpickyourselfup:

aromaeus:

jshaath:

Please take one minute out of your day and watch this. It’s the ugly truth.

I hear no lies.

yoooo

I did not think she would go there but then she did I literally screamed YAAAAAASSSSS BITCH DRAG THEM LIKE YOU’RE TRYNA WALK A CAT

oh shit

Yes Ma’am 

Imagine if it were a Muslim plotting to blow up a church. Lord I don’t even want to imagine.

brief overview of how racism goes "both ways"

  • Europeans raided and looted Africa for everything they could: *silence*
  • Africans enslaved for centuries and treated like animals all over the country: *silence*
  • Slaveowners write the document (Constitution) that creates the government of the united states: *silence*
  • Those Africans who lived free still faced intense discrimination when they weren't being kidnapped and sold into slavery in the antebellum south AND north: *silence*
  • Lincoln only freed the enslaved Africans who belonged to the owners in the confederate states: *silence*
  • 3/5 of a human: *silence*
  • 13th amendment "abolishes slavery" with the exception of jail: *silence*
  • Black code laws created with the intent of putting as many Black people in jail and forced labor as possible all over the country: *silence*
  • KKK came to prominence during Reconstruction to intimidate, terrorize, and kill newly freed Blacks. intense efforts to prevent political action: *silence*
  • Jim Crow south along with de facto forced segregation all over the country: *silence*
  • Klansmen wearing police uniforms terrorize Blacks all across the country: *silence*
  • mid-to-late 1960s and early 1970s Blacks finally start getting rights and protections... but not before being lynched, raped, and otherwise abused...even the "nice" and "inclusive" ones: *silence*
  • drug laws created to ensure Blacks will be targeted more for harassment, arrests, and longer sentences: *silence*
  • Stop & Frisk even when it's not named as such: *silence*
  • 40-50 years later and states are still voting whether to continue to allow Blacks to vote: *silence*
  • Blacks still being lynched by random citizens: dude, those dozens/hundreds of reported isolated incidents suck.
  • unarmed Blacks being murdered by cops and cops not even being fired, let alone prosecuted... but armed white criminals are being brought in alive... and armed whites are walking around in Target with assault rifles and living to go home and party to Lady Antebellum: yeah, this police state is the problem!
  • Blacks being targeted and intimidated into silence about these issues: *silence*
  • whites hanging nooses at school to intimidate their Black classmates: *silence*
  • A consistent simple way to get fame/fortune is by exploiting or demonizing Blacks: *silence*
  • white lgbt have made the entire "movement" about marriage, a largely white and middle class concern, ignoring how Black lgbt are way more likely to be raped, abused, homeless, unemployed, jailed, and murdered than just about anyone... so our primary concern is the right to live and right to protection: *silence*
  • white feminists continue to make the movement based on the stats for white women, when they're much worse for Blacks, but people of color in general: *silence*
  • white feminists routinely demonize or mock the bodies and sexuality of Black women while praising women like Miley Cyrus and Lily Allen: *silence*
  • Blacks assumed to be dumber, lazier, and more dishonest in addition to being criminal and violent: *silence*
  • Singular white kid called a name or Black kids reluctant to play with him: SEE, RACISM GOES BOTH WAYS.

How “i believe in equality for all colors” works.

It doesn’t matter how much you’ve advocated for everyone else, if you spend too much time talking about Black people, specifically, it’s all negated and you’re now “racist” in their eyes… because they don’t feel included in the discussion in a positive or “we’re victims too” manner.

this idiot continued… 

eventually it got to “racism goes both ways” and “why don’t you tweet about the white cop that was just murdered?”

i just… these people are ridiculous.

keepupwithferguson:

Live tweet from a witness to the shooting who was living in an apartment right in front of the scene. This is heartbreaking to read and made me really emotional so I warn those reading to take heed. Read from bottom to top and the pictures are in order (The one with the arrows is a conversation where he states Brown was shot approximately 7 times, two in the back and 5 after turning around exactly like other witness accounts)  Spread like wildfire. 

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

dre3k:

nowinexile:

The last words said by Black youth murdered by policemen. 

This shit is chilling and made me tear up.

the shame of a nation!!!!!!!!!!!

this is great. this is powerful. but can y’all please stop leaving off the Black women and girls who are being killed too? it’s feeling intentional at this point.