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iknowwhythesongbirdsings:

postracialcomments:

Ferguson 08/18/2014

Officers continue to not wear their name badges

The lawlessness is breathtaking….

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pleatedjeans:

At 29, Patrick is the oldest living wombat. [reddit]

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Open post to gun nuts:

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blackcooliequeen:


Southern trees bear a strange fruit Blood on the leaves and blood at the root Black bodies swingin’ in the Southern breeze Strange fruit hangin’ from the poplar trees

blackcooliequeen:

Southern trees bear a strange fruit
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root
Black bodies swingin’ in the Southern breeze
Strange fruit hangin’ from the poplar trees

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sixpenceee:

Informal infographic depicting evolution 

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thisl00kslikemurder:

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flawlessxqueen:

This is the young man that was walking with Mike Brown,

horrifying.

This is the real story and more people need to know what happened. It’s less safe now to be black in America than it ever has been. White people, take note.

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iwriteaboutfeminism:

Michael Brown is laid to rest. 

My heart is aching..

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And if Michael Brown was not angelic, I was practically demonic. I had my first drink when I was 11. I once brawled in the cafeteria after getting hit in the head with a steel trash can. In my junior year I failed five out of seven classes. By the time I graduated from high school, I had been arrested for assaulting a teacher and been kicked out of school (twice.) And yet no one who knew me thought I had the least bit of thug in me. That is because I also read a lot of books, loved my Commodore 64, and ghostwrote love notes for my friends. In other words, I was a human being. A large number of American teenagers live exactly like Michael Brown. Very few of them are shot in the head and left to bake on the pavement.

The “angelic” standard was not one created by the reporter. It was created by a society that cannot face itself, and thus must employ a dubious “morality” to hide its sins. It is reinforced by people who have embraced the notion of “twice as good” while avoiding the circumstances which gave that notion birth. Consider how easily living in a community “with rough patches” becomes part of a list of ostensible sins. Consider how easily “black-on-black crime” becomes not a marker of a shameful legacy of segregation but a moral failing.

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— Ta-Nehisi Coates, being amazing. (via politicalprof)

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"We have ‘white people’ problems in America. White people problems. You know what that is? That’s where your life is amazing, so you just make shit up to be upset about. People in other countries have real problems: ‘Oh shit — they’re cutting off our heads today!’ …Here we make shit up to be upset about. ‘How come I have to choose a language at the ATM machine? This is bullshit! I’m American!’"

— LOUIS C.K. (via inothernews)