Most single ladies would generally be thrilled with a comparison to Queen Bey in any way, shape or form, but the cutesy nicknames for politically-engaged women need to stop. Surely pundits and the political media culture can deal with the collective electoral power of the majority voting bloc in this country in some better way than symbolically calling us “sweetheart”, complete with head pat."
redriyo said: i am just... so... beyond words. right now. i feel like a fog has been lifted from my sight. like, since joining tumblr and meeting sourcedumal, i *knew* that racism was alive and well. but in light of the shooting of kajieme powell, and just... just knowing that LITERAL MASS MURDERERS OF ***CHILDREN*** get better treatment than that man did, just because they're white, i just... i don't understand. i don't understand how anyone can ignore this. how anyone can deny this. i don't understand.
A lot of folk, and they’re not just white folk, have dehumanized black folk to such a degree that they say “oh he was high” and think that validates the murder by police officers. When I heard the story that Michael Brown went for the cops gun I knew IMMEDIATELY it was bullshit. No black dude in America is that fuckin’ stupid….but white cops think they are. And white cops know that white juries would believe it even though no POC would ever have attempted such an idiotic thing.
In the murder of Kajieme Powell its the same thing- they find a reason to validate the murder AFTER THE FACT. This happens all the fucking time. You think I trust cops? No. I have thankfully only had good interactions with cops but I blame that on my light-skinnedness (that makes me more ‘safe’- white privilege and anti-blackness at work) and my ‘white girl’ voice. But a black dude and a knife (potential butter knife)? Asking to be killed, according to cops in Missouri.
When people dehumanize others….any abuse towards the oppressed is seen as ‘okay’ because hey, they got out of line. Its so fucking demented. Its incredibly and horribly and terribly twisted and wrong and yet here we are with white folk around me trying to protect the cops and vilify Michael Brown.
And I honestly don’t know what to do to fix this. White folk in america refuse to take the blame for the fucked up shit that they do. They refuse to negotiate with POC, especially black persons. Because if they try to negotiate, or talk to, or just listen to black persons they would realize how thoroughly, horrendously they have ruined black lives and continue to ruin black lives. A black body is just collateral for the white anarchists, a black body is a joy to white supremacists, a black body is just not even news anymore for white amerikkka.
At a deposition, Ferguson’s former police chief revealed that his staff did not keep records of incidents in which officers used force against citizens, so long as no one died; in other words, there was no way of telling how often incidents like Davis’ happened.
remember shit like this when they talk about how mike brown’s shooter had no disciplinary record
Do your homework” - Black Knowledge (via dirtybubblez)
People not understanding this are the most annoying people in the world
Nor were they terrorist
im really tired of europeans on here reblogging posts about racism in america and adding shocked disapproving comments like “get it together america lol” as if there isn’t an enormous amount of racism in europe and as if it wasn’t the europeans that first colonized the new world that planted the seed of racism in north america