When a white teenager named Steve Lohner was stopped by the police last month and refused to show his ID after carrying a loaded shotgun on the streets of Aurora, Colorado (the same city where a mass murderer killed 12 people and injured 70 others in a packed movie theater in July 2012), the teen walked away with nothing but a citation. But when a 22-year-old black kid named John Crawford picked up a mere BB gun in a Walmart store in Dayton, Ohio last week, customers called the police, who then shot and killed him. Here lies a racial disparity that’s difficult for honest people to ignore. How can black people openly carry a real gun when we can’t even pick up a BB gun in a store without arousing suspicion? The answer in America is that the Second Amendment doesn’t really apply to black people. - Keith Boykin: Does the Second Amendment Only Apply to White People? (via clambistro)
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itcamefrommybrain:

Comic for next week. I’m gonna post it here really early because I really like it
Completely Serious Comics by Jesse[website | tumblr | twitter | facebook]

itcamefrommybrain:

Comic for next week. I’m gonna post it here really early because I really like it

Completely Serious Comics by Jesse
[website | tumblr | twitter | facebook]

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youresobittericantasteit:

midnightdarknesstaylor:

neferbadmon:

blkdzn:

nappy-sol:

reverseracist:

let’s review the ratings *filters the white reviews*

This is why it’s important we flood the theaters when this goes into theaters.

http://www.dearwhitepeoplemovie.com

!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But if a white person did dear black people it would be wrong

…yes, yes it would…
what do white people have to say to black people that we don’t tell them every day already with our actions, judgments, racial stereotypes, laws, and police force?
white people don’t have anything to say to black people because we already have a say in everything they do and have done for the last few hundred years. one movie where black people have the spotlight over white people, calling out blatant and subtle racism in our society, isn’t going to kill us.
get the fuck over your white superiority complex. you don’t stand to lose anything, but black people stand to gain everything.

youresobittericantasteit:

midnightdarknesstaylor:

neferbadmon:

blkdzn:

nappy-sol:

reverseracist:

let’s review the ratings *filters the white reviews*

This is why it’s important we flood the theaters when this goes into theaters.

http://www.dearwhitepeoplemovie.com

!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But if a white person did dear black people it would be wrong

…yes, yes it would…

what do white people have to say to black people that we don’t tell them every day already with our actions, judgments, racial stereotypes, laws, and police force?

white people don’t have anything to say to black people because we already have a say in everything they do and have done for the last few hundred years. one movie where black people have the spotlight over white people, calling out blatant and subtle racism in our society, isn’t going to kill us.

get the fuck over your white superiority complex. you don’t stand to lose anything, but black people stand to gain everything.

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lierdumoa:

benwinstagram:

tru

So I watched this music video, and this is in fact completely untrue. There are many scenes in which black/brown girls are casted.
One could conceivably argue that  any white star who features twerking in a music video is automatically being exploitative.
However, that was not my perception of this video in particular. It actually appeared to me the director took pains to portray a variety of dance styles (ballet, interpretive dance, rhythmic gymnastics, break dancing, twerking, cheerleading, etc.) all as equally valid art forms. Every performing group in the video includes a variety of ethnicities. I think I did actually see a black/brown dancer in the ballet troupe, though it’s difficult to tell. Look in the rear left of this gif:

We don’t know if they cast individual dancers or hired a dance troupe, so if black women are underrepresented that might say more about the dance troupe’s selection practices than the video director’s casting practices.
All the styles of dance, ballet or otherwise are presented in the same fashion — talented professionals being brilliant + Taylor Swift being endearingly incompetent. The black women in the video aren’t portrayed as Taylor’s dancing accessories, but rather as experts in their style:







Moreover, at the end of the video there’s a sequence showing all the different professionals being silly and dancing in a non-choreographed manner, thereby humanizing them, showing they exist outside of their role as dancers in Taylor’s video:


I think if we interpret the twerking scenes in this video as demeaning, that says more about our cultural perception of black women than it does about this particular video’s specific portrayal of black women. 

lierdumoa:

benwinstagram:

tru

So I watched this music video, and this is in fact completely untrue. There are many scenes in which black/brown girls are casted.

One could conceivably argue that  any white star who features twerking in a music video is automatically being exploitative.

However, that was not my perception of this video in particular. It actually appeared to me the director took pains to portray a variety of dance styles (ballet, interpretive dance, rhythmic gymnastics, break dancing, twerking, cheerleading, etc.) all as equally valid art forms. Every performing group in the video includes a variety of ethnicities. I think I did actually see a black/brown dancer in the ballet troupe, though it’s difficult to tell. Look in the rear left of this gif:

We don’t know if they cast individual dancers or hired a dance troupe, so if black women are underrepresented that might say more about the dance troupe’s selection practices than the video director’s casting practices.

All the styles of dance, ballet or otherwise are presented in the same fashion — talented professionals being brilliant + Taylor Swift being endearingly incompetent. The black women in the video aren’t portrayed as Taylor’s dancing accessories, but rather as experts in their style:

Moreover, at the end of the video there’s a sequence showing all the different professionals being silly and dancing in a non-choreographed manner, thereby humanizing them, showing they exist outside of their role as dancers in Taylor’s video:

I think if we interpret the twerking scenes in this video as demeaning, that says more about our cultural perception of black women than it does about this particular video’s specific portrayal of black women. 

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raise-your-consciousness:

yarrahs-life:

falulu:

bootyscientist:

step-into-your-skin:

Apparently there’s a pro-officer Wilson rally going on today, and someone’s carrying a sign that says “innocent until proven guilty” in support of Wilson.
That seems ridiculously ironic. Shouldn’t Mike Brown have been given that kind of consideration and been seen as innocent as well? But instead, Wilson played judge and executioner.

Notice what skin color all these protestors share. It’s not a coincidence.

They won’t get pepper sprayed or anything though

^^^ bam

yeah this is a rally, remember, not a riot

raise-your-consciousness:

yarrahs-life:

falulu:

bootyscientist:

step-into-your-skin:

Apparently there’s a pro-officer Wilson rally going on today, and someone’s carrying a sign that says “innocent until proven guilty” in support of Wilson.

That seems ridiculously ironic. Shouldn’t Mike Brown have been given that kind of consideration and been seen as innocent as well? But instead, Wilson played judge and executioner.

Notice what skin color all these protestors share. It’s not a coincidence.

They won’t get pepper sprayed or anything though

^^^ bam

yeah this is a rally, remember, not a riot

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intoxi-gay-ted:

intheindigo:

piscestoo:

girl-non-grata:

Please note: “everyone who works retail, admin, or labor” is pretty much everyone. I can’t remember the last time I worked somewhere without “security” cameras that monitored employees.

where I work, they can literally screen shot your PC to see what you are doing at any given time during the day.  why should the police be exempt?

My boss watches us via video while we are on the sales floor. On her phone, even when she is on vacation.

Even safety cameras double as security/watching-over cameras. Where I work as a swim instructor we have multiple in every room. Practically every single job EVER had cameras, there is no reason why one profession should be exempt, especially when it is such a high-risk AND highly problematic job.

intoxi-gay-ted:

intheindigo:

piscestoo:

girl-non-grata:

Please note: “everyone who works retail, admin, or labor” is pretty much everyone. I can’t remember the last time I worked somewhere without “security” cameras that monitored employees.

where I work, they can literally screen shot your PC to see what you are doing at any given time during the day.  why should the police be exempt?

My boss watches us via video while we are on the sales floor. On her phone, even when she is on vacation.

Even safety cameras double as security/watching-over cameras. Where I work as a swim instructor we have multiple in every room. Practically every single job EVER had cameras, there is no reason why one profession should be exempt, especially when it is such a high-risk AND highly problematic job.

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guopei:

today i was talking to some boys about how gender roles influence their minute-to-minute behaviours and they were all “not necessarily i mean not all-” and i said “one example is interrupting women when they talk and dismissing their ideas” and silence

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thesoftghetto:

thisiswhiteculture:

rains-revenge:

depressednmoderatelywelldressed:

deliciouskaek:

locksandglasses:

melanoticperfection:

This shit right here broke my heart.

The fuck

i… what? i…

heartless and pure monsters

And people want us to stop characterizing white supremacists as sociopaths, why?

You people are fucking disgusting

Heard that this was outside a bar in St. Charles where Wilson is from. Makes sense if that’s true. Smh.

thesoftghetto:

thisiswhiteculture:

rains-revenge:

depressednmoderatelywelldressed:

deliciouskaek:

locksandglasses:

melanoticperfection:

This shit right here broke my heart.

The fuck

i… what? i…

heartless and pure monsters

And people want us to stop characterizing white supremacists as sociopaths, why?

You people are fucking disgusting

Heard that this was outside a bar in St. Charles where Wilson is from. Makes sense if that’s true. Smh.

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