socialjusticekoolaid:

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop (9.29.14): At around 1:30AM CST, the police have released the unjustly arrested protesters. This is still some of the most ridiculous shit I’ve ever seen, but at least folks are back out and headed home to their families. The struggle continues. No justice, no peace! #staywoke #farfromover (PT I) (PT II) (PT III)

Follow the developments live @ Argus LIVESTREAM.

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thewomanfromitaly:

lareinaana:

arienreign:

Why isn’t anyone talking about this?
http://www.dailydot.com/news/darrien-hunt-shot-by-police-while-cosplaying/

Watch non black cosplayers and lovers of cosplay stay silent on this.

Man what in the FUCK

That “watch non black cosplayers and lovers of cosplay stay silent on this” comment was really unnecessary. Especially since if anything like this ends up on this site everyone reblogs it just because of how controversial it is. It’s a fucked up thing that shouldn’t have happened, I agree, but please refrain from saying such things.

bruh if that bugs you so much then there’s a worse issue here
if you’re not a cosplayer who’s ignoring this because you don’t get that you wouldn’t be shot for holding your “samurai sword” then just reblog and scroll past
if you WERE then that may have gotten you to think about why it was bugging you and possibly prompt you to a better understanding of why this dude got shot

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owning-my-truth:

What amazes me most about the #PeoplesClimateMarch that drew over 300,000 people in NYC this past weekend is the fact that there were hundreds of thousands of white people who showed up for this. These are the same white people who are simply nowhere to be seen or heard from when black tragedies happen. Climate change is important, but black lives also do matter. However, even as these white folks fight and rally in a massive showing for the environment (and largely ignore the structural realities of environmental racism hurting and killing poor POC and indigenous communities especially) they simply couldn’t be bothered to care when yet another black child is murdered in cold blood. Where were these white folks for Trayvon Martin, Renisha McBride, Mike Brown, Rekia Boyd, Oscar Grant and more? Where were they as the tear gas, flash grenades, rubber bullets and sound cannons assaulted black protesters in Ferguson?
Oh, at home not giving a shit and drinking their organic vegan smoothies, that’s right.
This is white supremacist violence in action. Because when would we ever see this many white people rallying against the white racism and police brutality that is literally killing a black person in this country ever 28 hours? Never.
Sister Souljah put it succinctly in this quote, and just replace “abortion” with “climate change” and your other issue of choice and it captures my sentiments exactly:

[W]hen white people feel serious and angry and upset about abortion, they come out in the thousands up to the millions to say, “This is what we believe about abortion.” Where is the white outcry against white racism that murders African people all around this entire globe? It doesn’t exist. 
So who are these “white good people”? I want to meet them! I want to see them! 

And we see all of this vividly on display in the #PeoplesClimateMarch.

owning-my-truth:

What amazes me most about the #PeoplesClimateMarch that drew over 300,000 people in NYC this past weekend is the fact that there were hundreds of thousands of white people who showed up for this. These are the same white people who are simply nowhere to be seen or heard from when black tragedies happen. Climate change is important, but black lives also do matter. However, even as these white folks fight and rally in a massive showing for the environment (and largely ignore the structural realities of environmental racism hurting and killing poor POC and indigenous communities especially) they simply couldn’t be bothered to care when yet another black child is murdered in cold blood. Where were these white folks for Trayvon Martin, Renisha McBride, Mike Brown, Rekia Boyd, Oscar Grant and more? Where were they as the tear gas, flash grenades, rubber bullets and sound cannons assaulted black protesters in Ferguson?

Oh, at home not giving a shit and drinking their organic vegan smoothies, that’s right.

This is white supremacist violence in action. Because when would we ever see this many white people rallying against the white racism and police brutality that is literally killing a black person in this country ever 28 hours? Never.

Sister Souljah put it succinctly in this quote, and just replace “abortion” with “climate change” and your other issue of choice and it captures my sentiments exactly:

[W]hen white people feel serious and angry and upset about abortion, they come out in the thousands up to the millions to say, “This is what we believe about abortion.” Where is the white outcry against white racism that murders African people all around this entire globe? It doesn’t exist. 

So who are these “white good people”? I want to meet them! I want to see them! 

And we see all of this vividly on display in the #PeoplesClimateMarch.

beremylovechild:

When Nicki Minaj came out with Anaconda the media was like

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But now that J.lo & Iggy  have came out with the equally explicit “Booty “they’re like

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If Latin America had not been pillaged by the U.S. capital since its independence, millions of desperate workers would not now be coming here in such numbers to reclaim a share of that wealth; and if the United States is today the world’s richest nation, it is in part because of the sweat and blood of the copper workers of Chile, the tin miners of Bolivia, the fruit pickers of Guatemala and Honduras, the cane cutters of Cuba, the oil workers of Venezuela and Mexico, the pharmaceutical workers of Puerto Rico, the ranch hands of Costa Rica and Argentina, the West Indians who died building the Panama Canal, and the Panamanians who maintained it.

Juan Gonzalez - Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America (via anything-for-selenas)

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thisisableism:

[Image Description: Tweeted by Chernynkaya: There can be no greater admission of guilt than ferguson police department removing their name tags. Should be illegal. (photo displays a police officer with his name tag removed)]
deux-zero-deux:

it actually is illegal. officers are required to wear their name tags for accountability purposes.
if a cashier can be penalized for being on the clock without a name tag, so can an officer. the biggest fucked up part about it is that you can’t even report it to their superiors because their superiors probably told them to remove their tags.

thisisableism:

[Image Description: Tweeted by Chernynkaya: There can be no greater admission of guilt than ferguson police department removing their name tags. Should be illegal. (photo displays a police officer with his name tag removed)]

deux-zero-deux:

it actually is illegal. officers are required to wear their name tags for accountability purposes.

if a cashier can be penalized for being on the clock without a name tag, so can an officer. the biggest fucked up part about it is that you can’t even report it to their superiors because their superiors probably told them to remove their tags.

(Source: thesoftghetto, via moyazb)

In the 34 days since I began protesting, my First Amendment rights have been violated and snatched from me. Local law enforcement has spoken to me as if I was an animal and I have been arrested…twice.

I was told by police officers if I crossed an invisible line they created in front of the Clayton Justice Center, I would be arrested. I looked down to where the officer pointed his finger and walked over the line with my hands up, chanting ‘This is what democracy looks like.’ I was held, processed, booked and released within a few hours.

I was arrested again at the Highway 70 shutdown. There was no invisible line this time. My crime was apparently standing near the curb, not ON the curb. I was put onto a corrections bus with about six other people and transported to St. Louis County Police Headquarters. I was held for five hours and released without being charges or an explanation for my arrest.

My family members could not understand the purpose behind my arrests. They still cannot fathom how I was detained for peacefully protesting, yet Darren Wilson was not detained for killing an unarmed 18-year-old young man and still remains free. I have to remind them that this is what taking a stand looks like. That this is what fighting for your life, and the lives of those to come after you, looks like. Change is nothing but the process of discomfort in order to one day become comfortable. If being uncomfortable in a holding cell for a few hours is a step towards my newborn nephew’s life being treated with some priority, so be it.

Privilege and Using Individual Compliments/Insults To Derail Conversations About Oppression

gradientlair:

When I discuss how oppression functions structurally, often times among the replies that I receive are compliments or insults. See, for some reason (usually lack of understanding of structural power, oppression, privilege and intersectionality, coupled with that person’s personal “like” or…

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socialjusticekoolaid:

Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part I)

The St Louis County Council wasn’t as bad as Ferguson’s Council, but still very few answers and virtually no accountability from the folks who unleashed unholy hell on the residents of Ferguson, following Brown’s murder. #staywoke #farfromover

KEEP POSTING I NEED TO KNOW! DONT STOP POSTING ABOUT THIS. IT IS NOT OVER!

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softhings:

the-goddamazon:

planetfaraway:

8//20.

Basically. White folks got some nerve talmbout “you guys can’t separate yourselves it only helps the problem”. Like they wasn’t the ones who invented the segregation tip.

But even non Black POC who don’t check antiblackness in their spaces or just use rhetoric and devices of social change from Black folks get mad too. Like there’s this obligation that Black folks have to stand up for all POC but the same isn’t demanded of any other group.