|Posted on September 2 at 3:36 am with 20,210 notes||Reblog|
this is your daily reminder to not forget about ferguson. Keep it going!
S E R I O U S L Y.
|Posted on September 2 at 3:34 am with 895 notes||Reblog|
i know my value in this country, when the fbi puts more effort toward finding out who leaked celebs’ weak ass nudes, than finding out why ferguson’s police department is rampant with fuckboys.
|Posted on September 2 at 2:17 am with 16,670 notes||Reblog|
|Posted on September 2 at 2:10 am with 22,652 notes||Reblog|
Chief Russell Mills to the LA Times after shooting and killing black 89-year-old great grandfather Shawn Monroe at a barbecue unprovoked. Today, he walks free with no charges, despite numerous witnesses and his own admission that he enjoys terrorizing black people.
Tell me again why Black people should be okay with police when they have, since the history of our being kidnapped to this fucking country, have not EVER been about protecting us, but about terrorizing us?
Police are NOT for Black people’s safety. They are about torturing us, terrorizing us and killing us. Period. There is no safety with police. There is no peace keeping with police. They have ALWAYS been a terror to the Black community and I am tired of this fact being pushed to the wayside.
And Ray Kelly, when he was Commissioner in NYC said the same thing.
Arpaio has said the same thing.
This is a ROUTINE assertion that the point of the police is to be an agent of state terror. And that such terror should be all but exclusively focused on Black and Brown bodies.
"The ghost of bull conner" ~ MHP
This statement doesn’t surprise me, but please note how boldly and comfortably he came out of his face to say this.
|Posted on September 2 at 12:48 am with 6,094 notes||Reblog|
Forty-six million white adults today can trace the origins of their family wealth to the Homestead Act of 1862. This bill gave away valuable acres of land for free to white families, but expressly precluded participation by Blacks.
|Posted on September 2 at 12:35 am with 4,692 notes||Reblog|
When a trans being tells you it’s okay for mistakenly using the wrong name or pronouns, it means the instance is forgiven or dismissed and the conversation can move on. In reality, it still hurts but we say it’s okay because we understand you are making an effort to get it right. This is not an invitation to stop making that effort. You are not the exclusion to the rule.
|Posted on September 2 at 12:16 am with 25 notes||Reblog|
Can we talk about how Lifetime is making a Brittany Murphy story?
Why? No one asked for this. Just let dead people be dead.
I’m so done with everything. Ugh.
Lifetime is such trash.
|Posted on September 2 at 12:07 am with 88 notes||Reblog|
when i was a sophmore in highschool 4 black mamas dragged my principal for some racist shit she said until she resigned
|Posted on September 1 at 11:31 pm with 46 notes||Reblog|
It’s really not that tricky, I don’t think.
yo but like his view was that he hated and entire race of people
Gandhi straight up felt that Black people were degenerates, and agreed with Africa being colonized, because he thought we were savages.
He opposed the persecution of his people by throwing us under the bus. He felt his people were as superior as whites and unlike Black people he and his people didn’t deserve dehumanization. Fuck Gandhi.
|Posted on September 1 at 11:12 pm with 57,372 notes||Reblog|
you a bitch
It’s called copula deletion, or zero copula. Many languages and dialects, including Ancient Greek and Russian, delete the copula (the verb to be) when the context is obvious.
So an utterance like “you a bitch” in AAVE is not an example of a misused you, but an example of a sentence that deletes the copular verb (are), which is a perfectly valid thing to do in that dialect, just as deleting an /r/ after a vowel is a perfectly valid thing to do in an upper-class British dialect.
What’s more, it’s been shown that copula deletion occurs in AAVE exactly in those contexts where copula contraction occurs in so-called “Standard American English.” That is, the basic sentence “You are great” can become “You’re great” in SAE and “You great” in AAVE, but “I know who you are” cannot become “I know who you’re” in SAE, and according to reports, neither can you get “I know who you” in AAVE.
In other words, AAVE is a set of grammatical rules just as complex and systematic as SAE, and the widespread belief that it is not is nothing more than yet another manifestation of deeply internalized racism.
|Posted on September 1 at 11:10 pm with 1,926 notes||Reblog|
New Black is a term Pharrell Coined where he defines as black people beyond race. etc. "The New Black doesn’t blame other races for our issues”
Black twitter and tumblr dragged him in response and most of us use the term to describe black people that are so deluded by internalized racism and their class that they can no longer relate everyday black people even in the face of racism.
For example; Keke Palmer, Don Lemon, Kanye West, Tamar Braxton, Morgan Freeman, etc
Zoe Saldana is another example.
|Posted on September 1 at 11:08 pm with 8,208 notes||Reblog|
at dinner last night, a coworker was talking about hanging out with his white friends and getting fed up with the racist jokes, and asked them to tell a white people joke. nobody had any, so he googled and found these. after a few of them, people were a lot less comfortable.
white folks, next time you hear a racist joke, maybe lead with one of these in response. tag this “I’m white” when you reblog it, if you are.