Junius Stinney was the youngest person in America to be executed on death row in 1944 at age 14. He was quickly accused by the (white police) of ‘killing’ two little (white girls) with lack of evidence. His conviction and sentencing opened and closed in one day. There were no witnesses called and there was no transcript of the trial details and black people were not allowed inside the courtroom during that time.
[I always repost this because i don’t want anyone to forget about him!]
Lemme just say, that kid definitely didn’t do it.
Effects Of Thinking White People Are “All Like That”:
- Literally nothing other than white people having their feelings hurt on the internet
- I’m not joking there is no real world consequence of this
Effects Of Thinking People of Color Are “All Like That”:
- Saudi student is literally surrounded by FBI for cooking rice under terrorist suspicions
- White people literally can not associate positive words with Black faces because of racism
- More white people use drugs but Black people are sent to jail for drugs at 10 times the rate that white people are
- Black people who “sound Black” earn less money than those who don’t because of associations with stereotypes. Black people who “sound Black” are less likely to get called back for jobs
- Black children grow up literally associating being Black with being bad and ugly
- White people when tested shot more unarmed Black subjects than armed and unarmed white subjects
- Hate crimes increase after Boston tragedy
- Moroccan High School Student is linked to Boston tragedy for being Brown
- Bangladeshi man is beaten by people out of racism
- NYPD Commissioner wants Black and Latino men to fear him after the police targeted literally 90 percent Black and Latino men in New York and humiliating them by frisking them in public under the assumption that they had weapons. Studies found that white men were the ones who overwhelmingly had weapons while Black and Latino men didn’t
- White people blaming and convicting Black men for crimes they never committed and everyone believing them because of racism
- Stop and Frisk, ruled unconstitutional was practiced by New York police disproportionately and unfairly affecting 90% Black and Latino men because of racism
- Universities throwing racist ‘Fiesta Party’ homogenizing culture with extreme racism
- Here are some of the numbers on hate crimes against People of Color and btw, Neo Naziism is increasing!
- Every 28 Hours an African American is Extrajudicially Murdered in the U.S.
- Black people 3 times more likely to be arrested for Marijuana
- Black people receive much harsher sentencing than white people for the same crimes do I need to go on?
But yeah, white people’s feelings :*(
Donald Glover talking about the comments he received during his campaign to be the next Spider-Man (x)“I was talking about it with Dan Eckman, who directed my Bonfire video. Can you imagine that trailer? That would be dope. Like it makes sense… a poor black kid in Queens. Like it just fits.”
He woulda been a great fuckin’ Spider-Man.
Vogue Netherlands has published an editorial featuring blackface makeup. The model in the story is Querelle Jansen, the stylist was Marije Goekoop, and the photographer was Ishi. Both Goekoop and Ishi are frequent contributors to the magazine.
WHAT THE SHIT, VOGUE?
I live in one of the worst states.
Jamie Foxx attended the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night to accept the 2013 Generation Award. He did so while wearing a shirt that had the phrase “kNOw Justice” above photos of Trayvon Martin and the Newtown kids.
Many intelligent humans would view Jamie Foxx’s shirt as a way a celebrity can bring awareness to America’s young people and remind them that justice has not yet been served for our country’s young victims of gun violence.
Sadly, many humans lack this intelligence…
“This Trayvon Martin case is soooo annoying…now give me my MTV MOVIE AWARDS!”
Props to the guy above who used a gun emoji to criticize a shirt condemning gun violence. Good work, dude.
lmao @ the dude running to tattle to Anthony from Opie & Anthony and George Zimmerman’s brother.
Yeah, fuck Tavon! Who’s Tavon, again?
And then there were people who could not possibly understand what Trayvon Martin and the Newtown victims, all children killed in the United States by gun violence, possibly had to do with one another.
Basically what they’re trying to say, without saying it, is “why is that evil black thug sullying those poor innocent white children…”
Yes, as you can see, white people were pretty pissed. And some were clamoring to know WHAT ABOUT THE POOR WHITES:
lmao. Yes, NO ONE cares when black people kill. The justice system totally doesn’t cater to whites. There’s like zero black people in prison.
“Can’t believe Jamie Foxx spoke out for the dead kid and not the guy who killed him who’s alive and walked away with a scratch on his nose.”
And then when we get mad, y’all got the nerve to ask us if we hate you or why, like we aren’t justified if we do.
Y’all come into our spaces dropping crumbs of cracker foolishness all over the damn place
Or you troll us with racism, and then when we tell you off, you go laugh on your blog to yourself, all smug. “Black people are so easily offended.” Never mind the fact that you just came into our space with fucking racism that is very real to us, to get a rise out of us, just to get your own damn rocks off, or for blog views, or whatever. Never mind the fact that your “pretend” racism is REAL RACISM, because it shows that you’re willing to use racism in order to benefit yourself. Let me spell that one out for you: IF YOU ARE WILLING TO OPPRESS MARGINALIZED PEOPLE FOR YOUR OWN PERSONAL GAIN, THEN YOU ARE RACIST AS HELL.
Y’all do this consistently.
You invade our spaces and wreck shit, whether you meant to or not
You invade our spaces, uninvited, and hurt us all
And then y’all have the NERVE
the absolute FUCKING NERVE
to come to us when we are justifiably angry, and go, “But why do you hate white people so much?”
JUST FUCK OFF.
If after witnessing us combating racism from YOUR PEOPLE every god damn day, instead of trying to help us or at least RECOGNIZING that YOUR PEOPLE ARE FUCKING UP, the only thing you’re worried about is whether or not we will affirm you.
YOU ARE JUST AS BAD.
YOU ARE JUST AS RACIST
I DON’T GIVE A FUCK THAT YOU DIDN’T CALL NOBODY A SLUR.
I DON’T GIVE A FUCK THAT YOUR BEST FRIEND IS A POC.
YOU ARE A WHITE SUPREMACIST, RACIST, SELF CENTERED PIECE OF SHIT.
And y’all have the nerve to say to us—to not even wonder quietly, but to actually SAY TO US—“Do you hate white people?”
I hope to god that one day you ask that question to a PoC and they say YES. But watch you act out of line like they ain’t justified in doing so.
Fuck outta here with that, you’re all full of shit until you prove otherwise.
White men, they get nervous when another race gets a little power, ‘cause they’re scared that that race is going to do to them what they did to that race. So they start screaming, ‘Reverse racism! This is reverse racism!’
Wait a minute, isn’t reverse racism when a racist is nice to other people? That’s reverse racism. What you’re afraid of is Karma.
“You have to understand the war on drugs has never been about drugs.”
The House I Live In will air on PBS’s Independent Lens | PBS on Monday, April 8, 2013. Check your local listing for stations and times.
Seriously - this documentary is so important/really needs to be watched by everyone!
Tune in if you can!
I was just reading some stuff from The New Jim Crow (intro & ch. 3) for this program I participate in (I tutor incarcerated individuals who are taking classes taught by professors from my school), and while I think this documentary looks really interesting, I find it suspect that they never mentioned race, only class (‘poor people’), yet showed mostly people of color as the perpetrators (drug users) and victims of an unjust system. One of the things that the author of the book, Michelle Alexander, points out is that people today use crime as a new route to colorblindness. So instead of saying “black people” or “black criminals” one would say “criminals” which more often than not, consciously or unconsciously, elicits the image of a non-white (typically black) individual. I know that that’s not what happened in the trailer, but they did say “poor and uneducated” without any mention of race, and I feel like that plays into Americans associations between the poor & the uneducated (and sometimes the assumed stupid) with people of color. Not even claiming that that association is without merit, but that employing it, at least when discussing the criminal (in)justice system, can serve as another means to colorblindness, and does an overall disservice to productive discourse on the root(s) of the problem.
I also find it odd that most of the white criminals portrayed were already convicted and sitting, standing, or walking without any sort of sensational/visceral imagery (the cops busting into someones house with the accused looking surprised; family members crying/attending funerals; etc).
I’m definitely interested to see if they address race within the documentary, but I find it both interesting and specious that they chose not to do so in the trailer.
Just so we’re all clear on what we just read. Black people make up 22% of the poor but only 14% of the government benefits. Meaning, 8% of poor Black people are not taking government benefits when they need them.
While, white people make up 42% of the poor but receive 69% of the government benefits. Meaning, there are white people who are classified as middle class who are receiving government benefits.
…but welfare queens and stuff.
LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT!
Black people make up 22% of the poor BUT only 14% of the government benefits.
White people make up 42% of the poor BUT receive 69% of the government benefits.
This needs to go viral.
This is essential piece of information revealing racial bias AGAINST Black people in receiving government benefits.
Never again do I want to hear about White people living in poverty.
Never again do I want to hear about Black people living on government benefits.
Reblog this. Over and over again. POST IT ON EVERY SOCIAL MEDIA SITE WHERE YOU HAVE AN ACCOUNT.
Here’s the thing about white hippies in India: they’re crusty.
They’re the only ones wearing clothes that look like they haven’t seen soap. The clothes are ill-fitting and off-colour. Nothing matches, nothing is even trying to match. The women wear yoga pants and harem pants, the men wear sarongs. They have dreads. Their hair is in messy buns and looks like it hasn’t been washed in weeks.
The rest of us? If we can afford to, we look good. There are men and women walking around in designer clothing. Our shirts are well-pressed and well-cared for — after all, clothing is important for making a first impression. Our hair is meticulously styled, our jewelry is on point.
White people come to India looking for a break from their normal lives. They expect Indians to abet them in their quest to find enlightenment — mostly, we just think they’re freaks. We ask to take pictures with them because they look like clowns. We’ll give them preferential treatment, because anyone who chooses to dress like that is clearly insane, and therefore might spend a lot of money when they don’t need to.
White backpackers aren’t this crusty in Europe. Oh, I’m sure there’s a certain level of crust, but they can’t be as free and unburdened in Europe. There are people of consequence who could see them. Here, they strut around like they don’t have an audience. Like Indians are foliage, there just to provide an exotic backdrop for your grand adventure — they can’t actually see you. If they do see you, it doesn’t matter.
I was guilty of aiding and abetting this sort of behavior, once. I was eighteen, backpacking with three white friends, and we decided to go as crusty as possible. I went so native that Indians thought I was white as well.
My friends complained constantly about how they were treated like freaks, like sideshow attractions — my thoughts now are: maybe you should have dressed better. Taken a few showers. Washed your clothes a few times. There are plenty of white business people in Bangalore, and they all dress professionally and appropriately. They don’t get nearly as much attention as do white travelers. There’s a reason for that.
In the end, it doesn’t matter. You’ll still get treated better than any brown person could hope to be treated. You’ll show up to the best restaurant, and the maitre’d will wave you in; you’ll go to a mall and the security guard won’t bother to check your bag. The manager of the establishment will show up and offer to give you a personal tour, or off-menu food — all while ignoring the Indian customers that are trying to get his attention.
So dress however you like, its no skin off my nose. But remember: this is what we think of you.
This is such a necessary post, amen.
Judge Mathis, speaking the truth (via thatprettyoddfeminist)
facts on facts on facts
THIS is why I do what I do
And when white kids have behavioral problems they’re diagnosed and prescribed meds, while children of color are just deemed “deviant” or “delinquent” and sent to juvenile detention and kicked out of school. (via the-uncensored-she)