thisiseverydayracism:

#OfficerGoFuckYourself Threatens to Kill Ferguson Livestreamers

The scene was witnessed by Infowars reporter Joe Biggs who was also filming the incident. The clip shows a Ferguson officer with his gun raised pointing it directly at a citizen journalist who was live streaming at the time.

“Oh my God, gun raised, gun raised,” states the journalist, before Biggs remarks, “gun pointed.”

“My hands are up bro, my hands are up,” states the journalist before the cop responds, “I’m going to f***ing kill you, get back, get back!”

“You’re going to kill him?” asks another individual before the journalist asks, “did he just threaten to kill me?”

When the cop is asked for his name he responds, “go fuck yourself.”

sun-thief-rai:

No words. She was also with Talib who was told by police to keep his hands up or they’ll blow his brains out. And some resident protestors are exhausted with everything and saying that street medics told them they’re experiencing a subcategory of PTSD.

So.

Yeah.

I’m weary.

eastwickg:

theblackparty:

gradientlair:

Carefully notice the lack of logical thinking here. She’s not even following the line of questioning.

When privilege is in question, no matter how ignorant or intelligent a person is, they tend to retreat to illogical arguments that are easily refuted and they kinda resemble toddlers, except I actually like toddlers and toddlers make more sense.

And honestly, many White women would not tolerate such ridiculous arguments, lack of empathy and self-centeredness ("why bring up race if it’s not a problem for you?") if the question was gender and a White man posed this foolishness to them. They wouldn’t tolerate it. They would easily expose the ignorance. But magically when privilege (in this case White privilege) is in question, all bets are off.

The last GIF explains my life in so many ways… *rolls eyes*

The weirdest thing is that though this is from a satirical show (The Daily Show) and meant to discuss racism with humor, these are the real answers that most Whites give daily, so I couldn’t really laugh this time. I just felt tired.

the perils of trying to communicate this to white people in debates. in the many debates I’ve had the chance of witnessing, race comes up about 80% of the time, when discussing this in a diverse setting. and for whites, sometimes their mindset is ‘oh, why are they pulling the race card.’ but for blacks it’s, ‘understand that purely based off of what I look like, I will experience something totally different, give me the chance to explain.’

this always makes me cringe

(Source: sandandglass)

jenabrams370 said: Are you aware of any similar projects that are focused on white people tracking and reporting our own privilege?

Yeah, it’s called US History class.

teemo121 said: Lemme get one thing clear tho. Im not a racist. I care about a life no matter the skin color. Im just wondering why people dont freak when hundreds of black kids are gettjng killed every day in the hood, but when one white person is thought to be at fault for one, it starts riots.

dion-thesocialist:

I totally knew you were gonna say something racist as soon as you said “I’m not a racist.”

But yo, those are two completely different situations, man, and you know it, don’t you? Like, I get that you don’t get the riots, because you don’t feel the pain of what happened out there. This isn’t “one white person thought to be at fault for one.” This is a pattern. Two black people have been killed by the police every week since 2006.

And like I said, I get that you don’t get it, because you’re not the one with the target on your back because of your skin color, but don’t sell yourself short here and pretend you’re that stupid. You know those two situations have nothing to do with each other. They don’t relate. Gang violence and police brutality are two completely different things. 

That’s like saying “Five year olds get into fights all the time, but all of a sudden when a 30 year old punches a 5 year old, it’s bad.”

incogneeco:

"Since the Florissant/Ferguson schools have been cancelled again for the remainder of the week (haven’t even started yet) due to the situation in Ferguson, parents are meeting at the Ferguson Library on New Florissant Rd from 9-4 to work with any children from K to 12th who might show up. They are looking for volunteers Tuesday and Wednesday, and possibly Thursday and Friday. Feel free to bring a craft or activity to do with the children.

I know that most of us have already started school and many with the younger children would not be able to help, but maybe there are some with older kids who can do school on their own at home can go to the library to help out. Read a story, work on spelling or phonics with the kids, whatever is needed.”

Ferguson Municipal Public Library · 35 North Florissant Road
Ferguson, Missouri 63135 · Voice (314) 521-4820

chauvinistsushi:

When I hear y’all call for the demilitarization of the military, I literally here “this is too had to watch. shoot at the darkies with regular guns, surround them with regular cop cars”. Don’t get me wrong; tanks shouldn’t be rolling down the street in any neighborhood or any country for that matter. However the demilitarization topic has gotten way more coverage and think pieces than the force being used against black people protesting. Whether it’s an assault rifle or a baton, a tank or a dog, a badge or camos, black people are still being attacked for voicing their dissent.

chauvinistsushi:

Telling the people of Ferguson to take this anger and “channel” it to the polls, i.e elect officials that reflect them, is so fucking beside the point and victim blaming. This is ignoring disenfranchisement of the black voter (racism) and the poor voter (can’t take time off to vote). This is ignoring how expensive it is to run for office. This is ignoring that this is a matter of the dehumanization of black people and not some trivial political disagreement. Like this only serves to uphold what you think is a democracy, to uphold your just world fallacy. 

thefitrasta:

23 year old Brianna Rollins kickin ass 

ttssgg:

Your reporters are not the story. Not even if they get tear gassed. The story, THE STORY is that black people are dying because of institutional racism. Now do your jobs and tell the real story!

softboycollective:

TUESDAY 8/19: Ferguson PD presented a table full of fabricated evidence at this morning’s press conference - allegedly seized from protestors and stopped cars. The Colt 45 Molotov with a white bandana was the crowning glory, turns out you can’t even buy glass 40’s in Missouri. Stay classy, FPD

I seriously think white supremacist are coming in the area to frame the protesters, but it could just be the cops

amazighprincex:

[Image: a series of tweets by justified agitator (@Awkward_Duck) on August 19, 2014.

1:23 AM: We literally laid in someone’s backyard for what seemed like an eternity while tanks rolled down the streets #Ferguson

1:26 AM: I’m live tweeting because there’s a media blackout. #Ferguson

1:33 AM: I’m so shaken. They’re literally just rolling around throwing tear gas into neighborhoods-not aggressive crowds. #Ferguson

1:34 AM: I was pouring milk over one guys eyes when they came back around and threw another at us. #Ferguson

1:51 AM: Let me repeat, THEY ARE GASSING NEIGHBORHOODS not crowds of protestors.There was only a few of us walking. there is no curfew, so why?]

chauvinistsushi:

So today in Feurgeson the cops said people could protest but they can’t congregate. They had to keep moving, like march. This is denying the right to assemble. Black people weren’t allowed to form crowds in this country. Literally Jim Crow. Not New Jim Crow, just Jim Crow. Shit never went away

odinsblog:

The New Jim Crow
1. Ferguson, Missouri has a population of approximately 21,000 people — roughly 75% of those residents are Black
2. The Ferguson police department has around 530 cops —less than 5 of them are Black
3. Ferguson had *zero* homicides for all of 2014 —until Michael Brown was murdered by Darrin Wilson
4. Things you should know: Five Myths About Black-on-Black Crime
5. Michael Brown was 18yrs old and was about to begin college. Brown had no criminal record, and despite the Ferguson PD’s smear campaign, Mike Brown PAID FOR the cigars —those facts are all important and should be known, but even if Brown was a high school dropout with prior arrests who stole the cigars, 1) it wouldn’t have made his life any less valuable, 2) we have a court system and those are not capital offenses and 3) it doesn’t change the fact that the cop who killed him, Darren Wilson, had no idea about Brown’s personal history when he executed Brown. Wilson saw only a Black teen deemed either “too uppity” or “suspicious” because of his skin color
6. Five examples: The Militarization of the police
7. It’s deeply Institutional: Police view Black Children As Less Innocent
8. So please - don’t get it twisted

odinsblog:

The New Jim Crow

1. Ferguson, Missouri has a population of approximately 21,000 people — roughly 75% of those residents are Black

2. The Ferguson police department has around 530 cops —less than 5 of them are Black

3. Ferguson had *zero* homicides for all of 2014 —until Michael Brown was murdered by Darrin Wilson

4. Things you should know: Five Myths About Black-on-Black Crime

5. Michael Brown was 18yrs old and was about to begin college. Brown had no criminal record, and despite the Ferguson PD’s smear campaign, Mike Brown PAID FOR the cigars —those facts are all important and should be known, but even if Brown was a high school dropout with prior arrests who stole the cigars, 1) it wouldn’t have made his life any less valuable, 2) we have a court system and those are not capital offenses and 3) it doesn’t change the fact that the cop who killed him, Darren Wilson, had no idea about Brown’s personal history when he executed Brown. Wilson saw only a Black teen deemed either “too uppity” or “suspicious” because of his skin color

6. Five examples: The Militarization of the police

7. It’s deeply Institutional: Police view Black Children As Less Innocent

8. So please - don’t get it twisted

Overall, I would have to say whites joining anti-racist or pro-POC student groups in order “better themselves” are approaching from the wrong mindset. The Black Student Union and similar groups don’t exist to be your vehicle for self-improvement. Join if you would like to help contribute to solving problems that those students face on campus, but don’t come in expecting them to be your manic pixie dream minorities.