colourmebaadd:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Tuesday afternoon, Ferguson protesters march in downtown St. Louis, from City Hall to the US Courthouse. 

This is super important

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Racists supporting Wilson cause further trauma. 

(via ultralaser)

(via latinegro)

Charlie Sheen smokes crack live in a web-chat and they make him the highest paid actor on television.

An 18-year-old black person smokes a blunt and he is unfit to live.

I see you white power.

Comedian Greg Blackshear (via sonofbaldwin)

Not to mention Rob Ford still being allowed to hold office after admitting to a crack addiction and alcoholism, tackling a representative, etc.

(via browngirlblues)

(via philliciaglee)

People aren’t talkin about the news, they’re talking about what they think the news is. There is no news channel saying “This is what happened, draw your own conclusions.” We have made this country so bereft of critical thinking, that now we have a problem where we have to teach them to think for themselves.

We have no unified authority, or problem solvers. We have congressman discussing environmentalism, when they don’t understand half the problems our earth is going through. We go to congress instead of going to people who have worked their whole LIFE trying to solve these problems. When it comes to racism, we’re asking a panel of white dudes, when it comes to sexism and woman’s rights we ask a panel of white priests on what they think. IT’S INSANITY! We ask people who are not in the arena they should be speaking in/for.

AND THAT’S WHY WE DON’T trust the media, it’s because they’re not in the arena of black experience, and they don’t care about the black experience, UNTIL something bad happens and they have the tools to paint us as destructive, ugly and evil!

— The response of a Protester in Ferguson who was asked by a reporter as to why most of the protesters didn’t want their faces on tv.  (via sara-the-narco)

(via strugglingtobeheard)

These are the roots of the lie. Here it is—plain and simple: Black people are not fully human. In most crass terms—they are animals.

Lisa Sharon Harper (via azspot)

This lie lived out in the open, in our early history. Now, after 360 years of presence in various forms and its extrication from our legal structures through the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965, it’s gone underground—hidden and unchallenged as a subconscious bias in the hearts of most Americans including some black people. In fact, a recent study found that 75 percent of respondents have an unconscious bias toward white people over blacks.

This spiritual lie has shaped our public life since the founding of our nation. We have yet to face it down, name it, and repent.”

(via azspot)

tashabilities:

marvelousmission:

Jesse keepin it real, as usual.

When I tell you I LOVE this man?

ask-an-mra-anything:

Here’s the thing about trolling in regards to racism/misogyny/etc.:
It’s not a joke. It’s not fake. It’s just hate.
I try and make it very clear that this blog is satire. I try and make it crystal fuckin clear that the beliefs expressed are ridiculous and why. I am not pretending to be anyone, as deliberately thick headed as some MRAs and so called “egalitarians” can be. Just read a couple of my entries, and you can see I am not trying to fool anyone into ACTUALLY believing I am a MRA
But there are people who troll, who deliberately try and get a rise out of people by saying racist/sexist/homophobic/transphobic/etc. things. And they think that this is badass or hilarious or whatever. It’s a “joke”. It’s “ironic”.
Except that it isn’t. When you are part if a privileged group, like men, and you genuinely blog misogynistic things, it’s not trolling. It’s not “just getting a rise out of feminists”. It’s actual misogyny. That sandwich joke doesn’t have some magical other intent when you tell it to some woman you don’t know on the internet because she happened to exist in the same comment thread as you. We’re not going to suddenly all join in on your laughter and call you a “scamp” or whatever the fuck it is you’re hoping for.
Because if you’re a white person posting racist shit and POC get upset, there is no difference between you and one of the white nationalists posting the same shit around here. The effect is the same on the people you’re hurting, and you are essentially writing off that pain with a wave of your hand and an exclamation of “I was only trolling.”
And if you can do that to someone, you’re lacking one of the fundamental tools an ally needs to help marginalized groups: empathy. It’s impossible for privileged groups to ever know what it’s like to be on the other side of their privilege, but you can at least look at someone and say, “holy shit, this is causing them a lot of pain. How can I help to stop this pain?” And listen to what they need from you, from people willing to talk about it. And if you can deliberately cause that kind of pain in some twisted ass hipster version of “comedy”, you’re essentially saying that you do not care about the pain you cause, that people need to just “get over” a kind of pain you’ve never experienced. It’s like a person who has never broken a bone telling a person with a broken leg to “walk it off”. You’re just a dick.
And if your point is to be a dick, if you ACTUALLY WANT to cause that pain for people from marginalized groups, if that’s your goal… Please fucking tell me how that DOESN’T make you a racist, misogynist, or whatever, because that takes some SERIOUS hate to want to CAUSE someone pain like that.

ask-an-mra-anything:

Here’s the thing about trolling in regards to racism/misogyny/etc.:

It’s not a joke. It’s not fake. It’s just hate.

I try and make it very clear that this blog is satire. I try and make it crystal fuckin clear that the beliefs expressed are ridiculous and why. I am not pretending to be anyone, as deliberately thick headed as some MRAs and so called “egalitarians” can be. Just read a couple of my entries, and you can see I am not trying to fool anyone into ACTUALLY believing I am a MRA

But there are people who troll, who deliberately try and get a rise out of people by saying racist/sexist/homophobic/transphobic/etc. things. And they think that this is badass or hilarious or whatever. It’s a “joke”. It’s “ironic”.

Except that it isn’t. When you are part if a privileged group, like men, and you genuinely blog misogynistic things, it’s not trolling. It’s not “just getting a rise out of feminists”. It’s actual misogyny. That sandwich joke doesn’t have some magical other intent when you tell it to some woman you don’t know on the internet because she happened to exist in the same comment thread as you. We’re not going to suddenly all join in on your laughter and call you a “scamp” or whatever the fuck it is you’re hoping for.

Because if you’re a white person posting racist shit and POC get upset, there is no difference between you and one of the white nationalists posting the same shit around here. The effect is the same on the people you’re hurting, and you are essentially writing off that pain with a wave of your hand and an exclamation of “I was only trolling.”

And if you can do that to someone, you’re lacking one of the fundamental tools an ally needs to help marginalized groups: empathy. It’s impossible for privileged groups to ever know what it’s like to be on the other side of their privilege, but you can at least look at someone and say, “holy shit, this is causing them a lot of pain. How can I help to stop this pain?” And listen to what they need from you, from people willing to talk about it. And if you can deliberately cause that kind of pain in some twisted ass hipster version of “comedy”, you’re essentially saying that you do not care about the pain you cause, that people need to just “get over” a kind of pain you’ve never experienced. It’s like a person who has never broken a bone telling a person with a broken leg to “walk it off”. You’re just a dick.

And if your point is to be a dick, if you ACTUALLY WANT to cause that pain for people from marginalized groups, if that’s your goal… Please fucking tell me how that DOESN’T make you a racist, misogynist, or whatever, because that takes some SERIOUS hate to want to CAUSE someone pain like that.

odinsblog:

thelingerieaddict:

laurencook94:

journolist:

When #IfTheyGunnedMeDown Happens in Print: 

Section from the Rolling Stone profile of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of two brothers who committed the Boston Marathon bombings vs section from the New York Times profile of Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson. 

H/T to @daviddtss

Fuck

I really need you to take a look at this.

This is important.

Racial bias is very deeply ingrained in the mediaand in Hollywood…and in "law enforcement"

So, FAUX News is implying that Mike Brown was armed with own large black body..

thesoftghetto:

So being alive while being black = weapon

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…what the fuck

(via generalbriefing)

Any time bombs are used to target civilians it is an act of terror. — President Obama said this last year. Embarrassingly enough, he pretty much called himself a terrorist along with his government. Just a simple look into America’s current drone strikes shows that hundreds of civilians have been killed. (via disciplesofmalcolm)

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