BREAKING: September 9th will be officially an entire month since the murder of Ferguson African-American unarmed teenage Michael Brown, at the hands of racist Ferguson PD Officer Darren Wilson. In this entire month, Officer Darren Wilson hasn’t been heard from, he has literally disappeared. He still has not been arrested, charged, or indicted in the murder of Michael Brown.
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“I’ve scoured for mourning jewelry, put pieces together that have matched from around the world; I’ve given lost lockets as gifts. I’ve written immense love letters that are supposed to be opened over days at a time. I used to always make art for girls. That was the thing I did for girls to like me. I did portraits, drawings, letters that formed outlines of significant things in our relationship. Art. I just used art in general. It usually worked.” — Cary Joji Fukunaga
There’s no point in killing bad priest… but a good one… that would be a shock, innit? You don’t know what to make of it. I’m going to kill you, Father. I’m going to kill you because you’ve done nothing wrong. i’m going to kill you because you’re innocent.
Calvary (2014), John Michael McDonagh
DARREN WILSON WAS FIRED FROM HIS FIRST POLICE JOB FOR BEING INVOLVED IN A SHOOTING OF A BLACK WOMAN.
He has a record of killing us an they hired him back and put him in a community that’s mainly black?!?!?! I CANNOT. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2732986/Darren-Wilson-s-policing-job-Missouri-police-department-shut-entire-force-replaced-amid-racism-corruption-allegations.html
His entire department at a previous town was shut down because of widespread corruption. they were literally so bad that people voted to close the police down.
I’m lying on the moon…
Tear gas is banned in international warfare — and in use in Ferguson, MO
In case anyone didn’t know, the use of tear gas was banned in international warfare at the Geneva Convention. These are human rights violations, people. Ferguson PD needs to be put in front of a UN board as war criminals. They are also arresting and detaining journalists.
Powerful images out of Ferguson, Missouri from Wednesday night
I keep seeing the same arguments over and over.
I am so tired of white people angrily messaging me with derogatory terms saying I’m racist towards white people. No, you cannot be racist towards a group that has not been systematically oppressed. You can show prejudice (which I do not), but that’s not the same thing.
There is literally nothing I could say in terms of stereotypes or jokes that could possibly compare to the racism that is happening to black people across the country right now. Or Hispanic people all across the South. Or Middle Easterns everywhere. Why do people need to jump in and defend themselves the moment a select few white people are accused of being racist? weird how it makes you angry to be marginalized into one stereotype. Are you the ones being hunted right now? Ask yourself if you were able to go into your own home today without being sprayed with year gas.
Why can’t people show basic human decency when others are struggling to survive right now? Don’t make a situation that has nothing to do with you about you. I don’t want to hear “Well equality is about respecting all races” or “It’s a personal belief and if you don’t have to agree” when it pertains to defending racists.
Look beyond your own privilege. I’m not saying every white person lives a comfy middle class life devoid of abuse or trauma. That’s not it at all. But this fight is about people being seen as less for their skin color in every aspect of their life.
There’s many fights to fight, but when it comes to skin color, don’t put others before you when you have it the easiest. If you really want to disagree, go ahead and unfollow me.
When everything happens to you when you’re so young, you’re very lucky, but by the same token, you’re never going to have that same feeling again. The first time anything happens to you - your first love, your first success - the second one is never the same.
September 16, 1924 - August 12, 2014
I don’t really know what to do right now. Between emotional posts about suicide spurred by Robin Williams’s death and the events in Ferguson, I’m really upset right now.
There are posts of white kids on twitter making fun of the #IfIWasGunnedDown tag. You shouldn’t have to be black to understand that the things happening in Ferguson are inhumane beyond belief. What happened to our rights as humans?? Where is the national government in all of this. Why is Obama making a statement about Robin Williams and now about Ferguson while riot police throw tear gas at innocent people trying to get into their homes.
And YES, people are more than capable of feeling empathy towards multiple situations, but don’t pull that bullshit out when the people in charge are turning a blind eye towards pure abuse towards the African American community. People act like we’re in post-racial America while unarmed children are being murdered left and right because racists are the people we put in charge TO PROTECT US.
I feel like absolutely none of this should even have to be said. This should be common fucking sense, but I guess that’s something nonexistent.
I’m so tired of “FUCK YEAH AMERICA” coming from the mouths of people who have truly never experienced racism. America is not some sacred land where everything is amazing. Stop treating it like its a haven of freedom. Stop pledging your allegiance to a country that only respects the majority and never the minority.
Get me the fuck out of here.