I haven’t watched that clip of Jon Stewart going on about the facts on Furgeson. I feel like it’s important for the young yt kids of today to have someone they respect tell them that shit’s fucked up, but it is exausting. It’s exhausting because me and all the other people who have pigment in their skin and/or sense in their brain have been saying the same shit since years before Trayvon Martin hit the ground and dropped his fucking skittles.
Read a fucking book. Google something. Take a goddamn african american history class for crying out loud.
I was just discussing this the other day. I applaud Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert shedding light on things, but again it seems to take a white guy for people to listen.
Black folks have been speaking, saying, screaming and protesting this for almost two centuries now.
I am starting to lose hope for the planet.
I am heartened by all the attention that is suddenly being given to this issue - but at the same time, I am saddened…because, no lie, black people have been screaming about it for decades, and no one else has listened. Instead, they call us animals, say we’re overreacting, and/or completely ignore us.
And I think that the main reason white folks have started to pay attention is because all of a sudden they can see it happening in their own little corner of the suburbs - to them, because militarized police need someone to use their toys on - and it scares them to death.
I do not want to think this way. But what else can I think?
And that makes me even sadder.
Didn’t get a chance to wear my gear, but I did rock the “no ghost” during kickball practice today. #GB30 #ghostbusters
After seeing the dramatic results from the Ice Bucket Challenge, Indian journalist Manju Latha Kalanidhi was compelled to start something similar, but with an Indian slant. “I felt like doing something more locally tangible. Rice is a staple here,” Kalanidhi told CNN. “We eat it every day, we can store it for months. Why not donate rice to someone who is hungry?”
That’s pretty cool.
The first police department Darren Wilson worked for had so many problems it was disbanded, sending him to Ferguson. Full Story: http://wapo.st/VMnc6B
I go to this site every day, usually first thing in the morning. Because I want to remind myself that this happened and is still happening.
I’m afraid that people are going to forget. Forget about Michael Brown, forget about Darren Wilson, forget about what happened in Ferguson, forget about the people of Ferguson, forget about how everything that happened there is symptomatic of things happening all over the country, forget that it can and probably will happen again.
When media focus dies down, people tend to look away. Don’t look away. Remember this is still going on. While Michael Brown’s name is still being smeared, Darren Wilson is still getting to live his life free of any charges or responsibility. Remember the militarization of the police. Remember the aggression. Remember the ugly racism of the Darren Wilson GoFundMe. Remember that we have so much work to do when it comes to combating racism in the United States. Remember Michael Brown.
Want to do something? Start here, by signing this petition.
I’m so glad to see the younger generation waking up to this hypocrisy.
The homeowner at 22 one is killing me.
This meme makes me so angry because it’s so on-target.
I am screaming
this isn’t even funny to me it just makes me want to find the nearest baby boomer and deck them in the mouth
I reblog this every time because it always re-ignites my anger.
I feel you sphynx-prince.
Clash of the Titans: Brock Lesnar vs Donkey Kong. (C’mon, you know that you’d pay to watch this.) #nintendo #WWE
Ryo Oyamada, a 24 year old student from Japan, was struck and killed by an NYPD vehicle in a hit & run. Witnesses say the police car had no lights or sirens on and was going over 70 mph. The released footage by NYPD was proven to be heavily altered in a cover-up, showing “lights” on the vehicle, when compared to footage from the NY Housing Authority on the same street with the same timestamp.
On a personal note: I know that this will probably not be shared or reblogged very much, because Asians are not very prominent in American culture. I understand this, because Asians (like me) are partially at fault for being so passive. But I am begging you to please consider signing this petition out of human decency. Ryo was just a student walking home, then struck by a nearly silent police cruiser going at excess speed, and the NYPD covered it up.
Here is the side-by-side comparison of the released video footage, including updates from the case. *Edit* This article contains a link to a graphic video moments after the crash, showing the body of Ryo Oyamada and NY citizens yelling at the police. Please advise, it is highly disturbing.
And the following is an excerpt from the petition, which as of now only has 286 signatures.
On February 21st, 2013, Ryo Oyamada was struck and killed by a police cruiser while crossing the street. NYPD claimed that the cruiser’s lights and sirens were on before the collision, but multiple eyewitnesses stated otherwise, that the lights and sirens were only turned on afterwards, and that the cruiser was speeding in excess of 70 mph down a residential street. None of these eyewitnesses were interviewed for the police report.