mvgl:

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 2x09 - “Cased Up” (November 11, 1991)

mattbors:

Fear of a Black Victim
People keep talking about wanting a white history month, but I don't think they were paying attention in school because I heard about the things white people did pretty much every day. Maybe that's why racists are so dumb?
Anonymous

yoisthisracist:

I don’t know that there’s any amount of education that could fix these people.

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.’

timeshaiku:

A haiku from the article:  National Politicians React to Ferguson

afro-dominicano:

grilledsneakers:

This is what the people of Ferguson are up against and if you still don’t think that this is a big deal then you need to wake the fuck up

wtfff

Why am I supposed to be ashamed of being racist?
Anonymous

yoisthisracist:

Look, I think we can both agree that the fact that you have to ask this question means you’re too stupid and racist to give a shit about what I say here.

Alright look I understand your against people being racist and shit that's great ... but you blow things out of proportion like the way you say things it sounds ghetto and trashy and way over exaggerated.

yoisthisracist:

Look, I know you’re stupid as fuck, so it’s handy no one gives a shit what your racist ass thinks.

carldavis:

See that hand…

carldavis:

See that hand…

crabby-cakess:

thoughtsofablackgirl:

thechanelmuse:

The police in Ferguson are spraying tear gas and arresting peaceful protesters and reporters (2 reporters so far). Christina Coleman is an NBC Channel 5 news anchor from St. Louis…Son.

Wow

http://new.livestream.com/accounts/9035483/events/3271930

Currently using rubber bullets and sound canons. 

gallifreyglo:

dichotomized:

U.S. Martin Luther King Jr being attacked as he marched nonviolently for the Chicago Freedom Movement, 1966, which was the most ambitious civil rights campaign in the North of the United States, and lasted from mid-1965 to early 1967.

If only he’d been well-spoken, pulled his pants up and didn’t wear a hoodie… oop… wait…

gallifreyglo:

dichotomized:

U.S. Martin Luther King Jr being attacked as he marched nonviolently for the Chicago Freedom Movement, 1966, which was the most ambitious civil rights campaign in the North of the United States, and lasted from mid-1965 to early 1967.

If only he’d been well-spoken, pulled his pants up and didn’t wear a hoodie… oop… wait…

kohenari:

The photos and information coming out of Ferguson, MO this evening are shocking.

SWAT teams clearing out fast food restaurants, journalists arrested, full-scale police-as-military response to non-violent protest.

And yet perhaps the most amazing thing is that there seem not to be any elected officials willing to tell this police force to stand down.

peopleofthediaspora:

They don’t care. They’re going to take the word of one officer over that of multiple witnesses that have the same story.

peopleofthediaspora:

They don’t care. They’re going to take the word of one officer over that of multiple witnesses that have the same story.

laurenheartsmovies:

Starting tonight on cartoonhangover, Jesse Moynihan*’s Manly. I’ll watch and report back. Please do the same.

*Moynihan is a graphic novelist and writer/storyboard artist for Adventure Time. He’s also a violinist.

Exciting!