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Aug 20, 2014 / 132,416 notes

thebluelip-blondie:

ras-al-ghul-is-dead:

A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s  wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society.  Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.  

Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:

I don’t know who any of these folks are.

They were tourists I presume.

But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.

"Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."

(Laughs.)

There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.

The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”

One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.

There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”

"One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’

I’m just gonna keep reblogging this because this is truly how white America works. Like people have their weddings on plantations, Blackface was and still is a major source of entertainment and the biggest movie of all time was Gone With the Wind. White America will kill Black people and then smile and laugh and enjoy their day it sickens me that we’re treated this way.

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decolonizingmedia:

Walk and memorial in Winnipeg tonight, in honour of Tina Fontaine, Faron Hall and all Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.
Respect and prayers to all our relations.
#ItEndsHere
Aug 20, 2014 / 957 notes

decolonizingmedia:

Walk and memorial in Winnipeg tonight, in honour of Tina Fontaine, Faron Hall and all Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.

Respect and prayers to all our relations.

#ItEndsHere

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Aug 20, 2014 / 111,421 notes

mdthwomp:

Unfriendly reminder that in America it’s reasonable to say an unarmed black kid deserved to be shot six times because he might have robbed a convenience store, but a white kid shouldn’t be kicked off the high school football team just because he violently raped a girl.

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Brown girl,
you are lovely
in every shade.

© 2013 Maza - Dohta

fair ‘n’ lovely is a constructed product of colonization,
and we are so much more. 

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Aug 20, 2014 / 10,086 notes
Aug 19, 2014 / 163,298 notes

yaridansei19:

Damn Family Guy may be stupid sometimes…but this shit is on. Point

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Aug 19, 2014 / 3,098 notes
Aug 19, 2014 / 29,361 notes
Ron Weasley’s character is consciously written as somewhat racist. Not as racist as Malfoy, of course - he doesn’t scoff at mudbloods and halfbloods, and he doesn’t see himself as superior at all. Still, he unquestionably accepts the inferior position of house elves (they love serving), when he finds out that Lupin’s werewolf his reaction is not only scared but also disgusted (Don’t touch me!) and he is clearly very uncomfortable finding out that Hagrid is half-giant (giants are wild and savage).
And this is brilliant. Because it demonstrates that racism isn’t only present in clearly malicious and evil people, in the Malfoys and Blacks - it’s also there in warm, kind, funny people who just happened to learn some pretty toxic things growing up in a pretty toxic society. And they can unlearn them too, with some time and effort. Ron eventually accepts Hagrid’s parentage, lets Lupin bandage his leg and in the final battle, he worries about the safety of the house elves.
Some people are prejudiced because they are evil, and some people are prejudiced because they don’t know better yet. And those people can learn better, and become better people. And that’s an important lesson. The lesson taught about discrimination shouldn’t be “only evil people do it”, because then all readers will assume it doesn’t apply to them. Instead old JK teaches us “you too are probably doing it, and you should do stop ASAP”.
Aug 19, 2014 / 142,739 notes
Aug 18, 2014 / 73,444 notes

Ferguson from my TL

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thewilsonblog:

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(From what I understand, the police thought they heard a gunshot and started throwing tear gas into the crowd. Correct me if I’m wrong)

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Mixing water and antacid liquid such as Maalox also neutralizes the effects. 

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owning-my-truth:

sonofbaldwin:

thebluelip-blondie:

yvngliotta:

regalasfuck:

jean-luc-gohard:

jackanthonyfernandez:

nailtipflips:

breenewsome:

& somehow cops managed without a tank & tear gas. #ferguson #mikebrown #policebrutality #racism

Bloop.

What the FUCK

White people riot all the damn time. UNC wins? Riot. UNC loses? Riot. Penn State fires a guy for covering for a pedophile for years? RIOT RIOT RIOT!But too many black people gather, even peacefully, and here comes the tear gas and rubber(coated) bullets.

crazyy

listen.

Stay woke

The thing is:White people riot and destroy property when they lose games, or, strangely, when they win games, at sporting events.They riot and destroy property when child rapists and people who are complicit in covering up child rape are penalized and punished.But if black people riot and destroy property in response to systemic injustice and State-sanctioned violence against black people, then the country, the media, and American citizens regard us as unthinking savages.Surely, the unmitigated fuckery present in this paradigm is self-evident….

All of the truth here.
Aug 18, 2014 / 31,983 notes

owning-my-truth:

sonofbaldwin:

thebluelip-blondie:

yvngliotta:

regalasfuck:

jean-luc-gohard:

jackanthonyfernandez:

nailtipflips:

breenewsome:

& somehow cops managed without a tank & tear gas. #ferguson #mikebrown #policebrutality #racism

Bloop.

What the FUCK

White people riot all the damn time. UNC wins? Riot. UNC loses? Riot. Penn State fires a guy for covering for a pedophile for years? RIOT RIOT RIOT!

But too many black people gather, even peacefully, and here comes the tear gas and rubber(coated) bullets.

crazyy

listen.

Stay woke

The thing is:

White people riot and destroy property when they lose games, or, strangely, when they win games, at sporting events.

They riot and destroy property when child rapists and people who are complicit in covering up child rape are penalized and punished.

But if black people riot and destroy property in response to systemic injustice and State-sanctioned violence against black people, then the country, the media, and American citizens regard us as unthinking savages.

Surely, the unmitigated fuckery present in this paradigm is self-evident….

All of the truth here.

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Aug 18, 2014 / 46,810 notes
Aug 18, 2014 / 20,694 notes

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Monday night in Ferguson, 4-6 PM.

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Aug 17, 2014 / 77,486 notes
Aug 17, 2014 / 193,612 notes
congenitalprogramming:

selfdeprecatingworthlesschemist:

congenitalprogramming:

b-but they look like thugs!!1

//FOX news voice//Next they’ll be saying that those AREN’T gang insignia, but some sort of… uh… of university related stuff on their shirts.

//Stringy Blonde female FOX correspondent voice//Yeah right, and we’re supposed to believe those aren’t gang shirts too. Ha!
Aug 16, 2014 / 38,267 notes

congenitalprogramming:

selfdeprecatingworthlesschemist:

congenitalprogramming:

b-but they look like thugs!!1

//FOX news voice//
Next they’ll be saying that those AREN’T gang insignia, but some sort of… uh… of university related stuff on their shirts.

//Stringy Blonde female FOX correspondent voice//

Yeah right, and we’re supposed to believe those aren’t gang shirts too. Ha!

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