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.

The thing about white students joining the Black Student Union is that those who really put in work during their college career in BSU’s every year have to deal with incoming white freshman who want to join ironically, or who want to join to “better themselves,” so it’s completely understandable why BSU members will see white students wanting to join and go, “Ugh, here comes another one.”

lovetruemusic said: Hello (: As a white person starting college, I was just curious if me wanting to join the Black Student Union would be welcomed or seen as me invading a safe space. I really want to educate myself further on these types of social issues and remove any remaining biases I have since I grew up an a very white affluent community and don't have much (if any) first hand experience. I know this blog isn't really for me, but I really appreciate the work you do.

It depends on the Union. Some are welcoming to non-black students, others prefer against it. I would email the president of the BSU in question and ask them if they’re welcoming to non-black students. Also ask what non-black students can do to contribute in a way that is beneficial and respectful.

-Dion

postwhitesociety:

Caption: RIOT POLICE WALKING THROUGH NEIGHBORHOODS SHOOTING GAS AT PEOPLE ON THEIR OWN PROPERTY

 

ras-al-ghul-is-dead:

A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s  wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society.  Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.  

Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:

I don’t know who any of these folks are.

They were tourists I presume.

But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.

"Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."

(Laughs.)

There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.

The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”

One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.

There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”

"One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’

thenewwomensmovement:

kars:

holy shit the mike brown petition only has 15k more signatures to go

sign here if you havent

11K - Keep going tumblr!

thebluelip-blondie:

Don Lemon will be giving away free belts at the event. Keynote speech given by Toofer from 30 Rock.

(Source: kingjaffejoffer)

methblue:

uptownzurban:

Please!!! I encourage anyone who follows me or sees this to sign this petition. My city is under a lot of distress right now for this wrongful doing. Here is the link to sign the petition… https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/mike-brown-law-requires-all-state-county-and-local-police-wear-camera/8tlS5czf

see this makes more sense, change.org wouldn’t do shit but here the government HAS to look at it

methblue:

uptownzurban:

Please!!! I encourage anyone who follows me or sees this to sign this petition. My city is under a lot of distress right now for this wrongful doing. Here is the link to sign the petition… https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/mike-brown-law-requires-all-state-county-and-local-police-wear-camera/8tlS5czf

see this makes more sense, change.org wouldn’t do shit but here the government HAS to look at it

senpaimami:

lordkza:

senpaimami:

SOOOOO. I just called the Ferguson Police Department.

Before I could say ONE word, this lady says “You wannabe revolutionaries are wasting your fucking time”.

whats the number

314-522-3100

ANONYMOUS JUST RELEASED NAME OF OFFICER WHO MURDERED MIKE BROWN

emprexes:

decembrist:

BREAKING NEWS: The name of the officer who shot - NAME: OFFICER WILLMAN, BRYAN P. , Respondent -

I WILL KEEP REBLOGGING THIS UNTIL YA’LL REALIZE THAT THIS ISN’T FUCKING TRUE. THERE IS NOBODY ASSOCIATED WITH THE FERGUSON POLICE NAMED BRYAN P. WILLMAN.

source

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racismschool:

masturbators:

gphil:

That punk ass murdering cop motherfucker was posting on Facebook within hours after he killed Mike Brown. No fucking remorse.

Fuck this dirty pig piece of shit. May you burn in hell Bryan P. William.  

"nobody will find me with that name"

Sorry, barely there internet service at the moment. My words were erased.

This is NOT the person who shot Mike Brown or at least there isn’t official confirmation on this being him. This was posted by a secondary Anonymous group and NOT by Operation Ferguson, the Anonymous group actually working to expose the murderer.

Please make sure all Anonymous information you’re posting is coming from the @OPFerguson Anonymous group.

masturbators:

gphil:

That punk ass murdering cop motherfucker was posting on Facebook within hours after he killed Mike Brown. No fucking remorse.

Fuck this dirty pig piece of shit. May you burn in hell Bryan P. William.  

"nobody will find me with that name"

I think this is the wrong cop. But ay still a cop