"And there it is. A nearly all-white crowd chanting to a nearly all-black crowd, “Shoot! Shoot! Shoot!” Contemporary racism encapsulated by an attempt to package it as support for the police, exposed by calls to shoot black men.

There are no words."

Ferguson protesters chanted, “Hands up, don’t shoot!” Darren Wilson supporters replied, “Shoot!” (via brutereason)

(via brutereason)

EAXCTLY!!!

EAXCTLY!!!

(Source: cartoonistgroup.com, via cartoonpolitics)

One of the many reasons why I'm not close to my parents

  • *at dinner table*
  • Dad: So what's up with this ferguson thing?
  • Mom: It's been going on for a while
  • Me: According to eye witness account, Mike-
  • Dad: Really? I only heard about it today
  • Me: *sighs* According to eye witness account, Mike Brown was on his knees-
  • Dad: Who's Mike Brown? Wasn't he that stupid black guy that got shot because he shoplifted?
  • Me: *gasps in horror* He was not stupid. Have some respect-
  • Dad: well he ought to be for doing something stupid like that-
  • Me: Do you not have enough respect to let me finish his eyewitness account?! That man is dead and you think that because he shoplifted that justifies it?!
  • Mom and Dad: *gasps in shock*
  • Me: According to eyewitness account, Mike Brown was on his knees with his hands up in surrender when he was brutally shot in the head by a police officer who walked up to his corpse, looked him in the eyes, shot him four times, stopped for a minute, and then shot him four more times.
  • Dad: Well I guess he deserved it.
  • Me: *anger builds but stays silent*
  • Mom: honey black people are always trying to pull the racism card. They're just using as an excuse. Black people do stupid things.
  • Me: You're being racist right now. You're blaming an entire race by the actions of few.
  • Dad: That's not being racist. Black people are always starting riots. They're the only race that do that.
  • Me: No, actually. There have been riots thrown by some white, Asian, Hispanic, and pretty much almost every ethnicity-
  • Mom: You're wrong. It's only black people. Trust me, I'm not racist this is just reality.
  • Me: It's not reality you just need to open your eyes and stop blaming an entire race for simply fighting for their equality.
  • Dad: Is killing white people and burning down buildings your idea of fighting for equality they already have?
  • Me: Racism is alive and well to this day. Just because segregation was outlawed in the 1950s doesn't mean racism has ended. Also the protests in ferguson are peace walks.
  • Dad: Mariah you're so blind. Can't you see what horrible things those black people do? Black people are the problem.
  • Me: Racism is the problem.
  • Mom: You need to open YOUR eyes and see this is reality.
  • Me: They're wide open.
  • Me: *leaves room absolutely livid and fuming*

Anonymous said: The kid in Ferguson robbed a store. The cop noticed he matched suspect description and confronted him. The kid rushed the cop, and the cop shot him- normal, procedural action. And not all of the protestors are peaceful. This isn't cops vs. the town. Yes, it's awful and yes there's alleged brutality, but the coverage on tumblr has been awful and biased

gaytectives:

Legit the only reason people give a shit about ferguson is because a white cop shot a black kid. White cops can shoot white people and black cops can shoot black people, but the second a white shoots a black, it’s an uproar. THATS why racism remains an issue

This is it kids, the day has come. The day I meet the biggest idiot alive.

Have you been paying literally any attention? Like, not even to start with your horribly bigoted and anti black racist comments in these asks, but “the kid” who was extrajudicially executed by a police officer had a name. His name was Michael Brown, and the pig who killed him was Darren Wilson. 

Here’s a video account by Michael Brown’s friend, the young man who was walking with Michael when the execution happened.

His account stated that Michael was shot several times and that he got down on his knees and put his hands up when Wilson started pursuing him. Michael’s autopsies fit the account.

Several other eyewitness accounts say THE EXACT SAME THING.

Michael was 6’4” and the only possible way that he could have been shot in the top of his head and have the bullet exit out the back of his neck is if he were kneeling.

And whether or not Michael stole anything (which, I believe, was debunked, but I may be wrong), Darren Wilson did not know that Michael was supposedly tied to a robbery.

Not even to mention that petty theft is in no way punishable with unlawful execution.

Feguson, Missouri is in a police state. 75% of Ferguson is a black population and almost none of the police force has black officers. The police are terrorising Ferguson. They have removed their IDs and badges, which is LITERALLY illegal. They shot peaceful protesters with tear gas, rubber bullets, and wooden pellets. I don’t think I have any links for this one, but they’ve repeatedly, pointlessly, and unlawfully arrested reporters in the area. 

They’ve also threatened to shoot the Ferguson livestream operator. They have spent days trying to get the protesters to turn off their phones and stop uploading to media what they’re doing.

And you want to know the real reason people are making a big deal about, in your words, “a white shooting a black”? 

Because it happens all the fucking time.

I am a white person, so while it is not my place to stand up and talk about anti black racism, it’s pretty clear that you’re a goddamn idiot and you need to stay in your fucking lane.

Racism continues to be an issue because of bigoted dumbarses like you.

rnortally:

vintage

rnortally:

vintage

(via enfloresce)

"

Haitians are savages animals that should be put under slavery again, that is the only way they’ll learn how to respect humans. Haitians are not human beings and they shouldn’t even live near civilization, they should go back to Africa so they have a hard time and we’ll see if they learn something. Even animals are more human than Haitians.

They should be punished by God. You’ll see, he will punish them all. But I bet they’re all going to kill each other because that is the way they were raised. A Haitian is a Haitian, and that evil and savagery will never change. There is no reason for them to be alive, not even a fish compares to them.

But sooner or later they will pay. There’s a reason so many bad things happen to Haiti. If God wanted that earthquake, there was a reason. And apparently they still haven’t learned their lesson.

"

First-year Veterinary student, about a video in which a Haitian man murders someone; submitted by gyana
[S/N: I translated this one from Spanish to English, so if there’s any grammar mistakes, my apologies!] (via shitrichcollegekidssay)

I remember when people would say shit like this after the earthquake. As a Haitian, I say FUCK YOU!

"If black people had been smart enough to invent guns, slavery wouldn’t have even happened. That’s why most gun violence is by black people: they’re still getting payback."

— Sophomore Philosophy Major (via shitrichcollegekidssay)

socialjusticekoolaid:


Dear Son, 
I don’t understand why you were chosen by God I know He knows what He is doing because God Almighty doesn’t make mistakes. So that’s why you were called home I think of you day and night just wish I was there to save you from harm. I always told you I will never let nothing happen to you. And that’s what hurt sooooooo much that I couldn’t protect you but we love you. I will never let you die in my heart, you will always live forever Your dad and best friend. Your old dude, that’s what you called me. 

Michael Brown Sr. 

This image should be seared into the very fiber of any being that stumbles across this blog/post. This is the kind of pain no parent should be forced to endure. #staywoke #insolidarity #neverforget

socialjusticekoolaid:

Dear Son, 

I don’t understand why you were chosen by God I know He knows what He is doing because God Almighty doesn’t make mistakes. So that’s why you were called home I think of you day and night just wish I was there to save you from harm. I always told you I will never let nothing happen to you. And that’s what hurt sooooooo much that I couldn’t protect you but we love you. I will never let you die in my heart, you will always live forever Your dad and best friend. Your old dude, that’s what you called me. 
Michael Brown Sr. 
This image should be seared into the very fiber of any being that stumbles across this blog/post. This is the kind of pain no parent should be forced to endure. #staywoke #insolidarity #neverforget
"You’re tired of hearing about it? Think about how fucking exhausting it is living it."

— Jon Stewart regarding racism.  (via anotherwellkeptsecret)

soundlyawake:

are we really fucking real right now
escapedgoat:

Pretty much what feminists have to deal with on a daily basis…
(via)

escapedgoat:

Pretty much what feminists have to deal with on a daily basis…

(via)

(via abstractquests)

"

Racism isn’t just black and white. In my experience, all my classes about race are taught by a black professor. I remember sitting in one of my media classes discussing race; we had spent weeks on how blacks and whites are portrayed in the media. As my professor went on and on, I sat there wondering when she was going to bring up Asians, Hispanics, or Middle Easterners. Finally, as if God had heard my plea, a thankfully inquisitive student in the front raised his hand, “What about Asians?”

There was five minutes left in class, and all she said was, “Well, they tend to be the ‘model minority,’” and carried forth with the discussion on blacks and whites.

Model minority?!? What about the shocking statistics of 1.3 million Asians that are undocumented or the fact that Southeast Asians have the highest high school drop out rate?

Now, I understand why the discussion on race tends to be about blacks and whites. America’s darkest days were about slavery and the civil rights movement. There’s a lot to be said about the resilient nature of the African-American people. Schools teach to let us never forget where America came from and from the mistakes of our past, we can learn justice and tolerance. However, even to this day, as sad as it is, we still struggle with racism among the two.

But if race is such a huge topic in American studies, why is it that I never learned about the Asian & Chinese Exclusion Acts in my classes or the fact that we only briefly touched on the Japanese Internment camps?

Why is it that after the Virginia Tech shooting there was a huge controversy and focus on the shooter’s ethnic heritage. With racists slurs and comments being brought upon Asians in that time. Whereas race wasn’t ever thought about in other horrific school shootings committed by white people?

In the end, I’ve decided that being Asian-American is all together another race and culture. We are the ignored minority.

"

— Connie Zhou, “The Asian-American Awakening” (via owning-my-truth)

lovelifelaurennn:

One of my many problems with white people is how content in their ignorance they are. Like, maybe you should do a little fucking research on the history of locks or what a bindi actually means or the cultural significance behind a Native American headdress. It’s like if its not their culture than…

susiethemoderator:

Y’all, i’m about to take this girl to the streets. Never in my educational career have I ever wanted to disregard my personal policy of not fighting (not because I thinks it’s “ratchet”, but because that’s just not me.)

This white girl I sit next to in my Micro-Economics class just had the…

amemberoftheblackcommunity:

Black Tumblr Chick: Why don’t black men support us? Who taught y’all to hate yaself, ol’ Uncle Tom asses. We support y’all more than anybody.

Same Black Tumblr Chick: Omg I hate a Lupe Fiasco, ankh necklace wearing, def jam poetry reading ass nigga. Why you only post black women on your blog? *screams about fetishization, objectification, and other words that they don’t actually comprehend*

Me

image