taintedlips
fro5ty:

bookspaintandfireflies:

thetimetravelersguidetothegalaxy:

cunt-punch39:


Til death do us part

This might be the coolest thing I’ve ever seen in my life.

Okay, guys, I know I said I was going to bed but can I just point out one little thing here?
Do you notice how it’s blurry at the beginning and suddenly sharpens at the end?
When it’s blurry, it’s because when you’re in love, you supposedly don’t see anything other than the person you love.
And when it sharpens, it’s because the world has come back into focus now that their loved one is gone.
SYMBOLISM.

Yes. 

woah

fro5ty:

bookspaintandfireflies:

thetimetravelersguidetothegalaxy:

cunt-punch39:

Til death do us part

This might be the coolest thing I’ve ever seen in my life.

Okay, guys, I know I said I was going to bed but can I just point out one little thing here?

Do you notice how it’s blurry at the beginning and suddenly sharpens at the end?

When it’s blurry, it’s because when you’re in love, you supposedly don’t see anything other than the person you love.

And when it sharpens, it’s because the world has come back into focus now that their loved one is gone.

SYMBOLISM.

Yes. 

woah

yungdonwon

atane:

The above are the first 3 responses to Dr. Redmond’s spot on tweet. This is the boorish behavior that Black people have to deal with from white people for merely speaking out against white supremacy. The harassment from white people towards Black people is constant and virulent. If you’re a Black person speaking out against white supremacy, white people will attack you or at the very least, they will have a major problem with you. They will attack you more than a “good” white person saying the exact same thing. Tim Wise does not put up with an inkling of the abuse Black people endure and he isn’t saying anything new. Discourse about white supremacy from a white mouth is more palatable to the white masses than from the mouths of those victimized by white supremacy.

Ironically, the “good” white people become like the rest of their white brethren when they attempt to separate themselves by saying “not all white people”. They too become a nuisance that everlastingly badgers. They are largely silent about injustice, inequity and marginalization at the hands of white supremacy. However, the minute the marginalized speak out against their abusers, they are quick to lend a voice in defense of the abusers. It’s because even when white people are clearly abusers, other white people still see their humanity. In the face of this abuse, merely pointing out that the perpetrators of the abuse are white angers white people. The abuse itself doesn’t elicit the same level of anger from them.

Another problem are these alleged white liberals. Truth be told, I get more harassment from white liberals than from anyone else. White conservatives don’t hide their disdain for Blackness. For them, it’s a badge of honor. We know where they stand. White liberals in contrast tend to be silent, but will speak up to center themselves in a crisis or will be apologetic towards white abusers, instead of condemning them. Many will not acknowledge that white supremacy even exists. If they do acknowledge a problem, they will wrap it up in empty platitudes about everyone needing to get along, how they don’t see race, how we’re all human, how they have Black friends or whatever post-racial nonsense they ascribe to, as if that addresses white supremacy. They believe that the problem “goes both ways”.

If the above isn’t you as a white person, do not take this as your cue to respond with “not all white people”. As the saying goes, the hit dog will holler. If something does not apply to you, then why are you hollering? Did I hit you? Maybe I did. The only thing many white people can bring themselves to say in response to Black suffering and white supremacy is “not all white people” or "this is reverse racism" or their favorite chopped up MLK Jr. quote “hate cannot drive out hate”. The response from white people is never a unanimous “the system of white supremacy is a scourge that must end and we must fight to end it”. It is never that.

Whiteness will always justify the extermination of Blackness. Mike Brown was gunned down in Ferguson by officer Darren Wilson and the Ferguson police in turn releases video stills of what they claim to be Brown being an alleged criminal days after his murder. This was completely unrelated to his murder, but there is always a reason for dead Black bodies when whiteness governs. So why did they release these stills if the Ferguson police themselves have admitted that it is completely unrelated to Brown’s murder at the hands of officer Darren Wilson? They did it to smear his image. This is a tactic of white supremacy. It always smears the image of a Black victim.

When Black people are victimized and dehumanized, they still aren’t quite human in the eyes of many white people. At least not on the level of white humanity. It’s why a white terrorist like Dzhokhar Tsarnaev can be put on the cover of Rolling Stone, like he’s a heartthrob in a boy band, and be described as “popular and promising”, while unarmed Black people murdered by white people are criminalized in death. Their image gets smeared because full victimhood is relegated to whiteness. Innocence and chasteness will be awarded to a white murderer before a Black murder victim.

I don’t argue or engage with white people on this subject anymore. This Malcolm X quote is forever relevant. I’ll respond or say my piece if need be, but I won’t debate a white person about Black humanity. My response to “good” white folks will always be “go and get your people”. That’s all I have to say to them. Truly good white people don’t need to be told that. They know. Word to John Brown.

thegirlwithcaramelskin
yongguks-bae:

kyssthis16:

sxylk:

blacknoonajade:

northwestwhore:

blacknoonajade:

This is the picture that is being spread around Twitter that “proves” Michael was charging the officer.

1. Michael Brown wasn’t a skinny athletic white woman running the fucking 100m dash off blocks. 
2. He had on flips flops. You ever tried running in some flops? Even if he had on sneakers, they aren’t track cleats that weigh next to nothing.
3.He had to have weighed an easy 200+ lbs. Do you think he could match the angle of her body considering THEY WERE DIFFERENT HEIGHTS AND WEIGHTS?
4. THIS ISN’T HOW PHYSICS AND GUN TRAJECTORY WORK AND COMMON SENSE WORK.
Stop it. Stop proving how stupid you are. It’s hilarious to see you try.
Source: https://twitter.com/leeleemunster/status/502561868641476608
(TW: It’s on of the most idiotic anti-liberal Twitter pages I’ve had the unfortunate luck to come across) 

dumbest post ive seen. OBVIOUSLY mike brown wasnt a skinny white woman, but he was a BIG 300 lbs black male. Everyone pumps their arms when they run. It’s how running works. so i dont see your argument in that. positioning all the same, except he was most likely standing up taller, not so bent over. If gun shots couldnt stop Brown advancing toward the officer, please tell me how his lack of adequate footwear would. You’re a liberal, how would you even know how guns work? How can you be so ignorant to this? All this new evidence is coming out, and you still refuse to acknowledge it. 

Okay, Bethany, I’m going to call you Bethany because fuck you. And I’m going to explain this in a very slow and simple way for you to digest, okay, babydoll?
Alright! Let’s Go! We will start with a picture.

It’s the muthafucking scientific method! You remember this right? I’m kind of getting the feeling that you might not by the unstructured blogglob of a paragraph you spewed from your mouthhole, but we’ll just assume you do. 
How this science thing works:
1. Ask a question. Could a 200lb+ be shot as the autopsy photos show if he was charging towards someone else? 
Well, gee! I don’t know. Let’s continue to the next step! 
2. Background research: What angle would he have to be in for the bullets to land in the places he was shot?
I still don’t know! Let’s try it out! We have to find a model for the problem….  
(Finds picture of a athletic white woman frozen in one position.)
HOL UP HOL UP HOL UP WHOA DERE!
CLASS WE HAVE A PROOOBLEM! 
You see! The way science works is, when you’ve asked yourself a question and are trying to prove it,  YOU FIRST MUST REPLICATE THE PROBLEM.
You wouldn’t ask “Why white people age the way that they do” by studying an Asian. You would study a white person. 
So, if the picture is of a skinny athletic white person and they are using that to prove how a 200+ lbs man was shot in the same place (with the assumption that 6 shots could be fired at the SAME DAMN TIME or timed so precisely that they land EXACTLY how the picture has it), GUESS WHAT? The square peg wouldn’t fit in the round hole. 
DUN DUN DUUUUUUUUUUN. 
Okay, class (and Bethany) what did we learn today. TO PROVE YOUR POINT, you can’t use an abstract example! (or be stupid enough to FALL FOR IT). 
Now sit your silly ass down and shut up. 

'Why white people age the way they do'…
…
*GOES BALD*

A snatching of a lifetime, bruh. Bethany, go home.

Damn…her edges got snatched so far back LeBron said ‘GAHTDAMN!’

yongguks-bae:

kyssthis16:

sxylk:

blacknoonajade:

northwestwhore:

blacknoonajade:

This is the picture that is being spread around Twitter that “proves” Michael was charging the officer.

1. Michael Brown wasn’t a skinny athletic white woman running the fucking 100m dash off blocks. 

2. He had on flips flops. You ever tried running in some flops? Even if he had on sneakers, they aren’t track cleats that weigh next to nothing.

3.He had to have weighed an easy 200+ lbs. Do you think he could match the angle of her body considering THEY WERE DIFFERENT HEIGHTS AND WEIGHTS?

4. THIS ISN’T HOW PHYSICS AND GUN TRAJECTORY WORK AND COMMON SENSE WORK.

Stop it. Stop proving how stupid you are. It’s hilarious to see you try.

Source: https://twitter.com/leeleemunster/status/502561868641476608

(TW: It’s on of the most idiotic anti-liberal Twitter pages I’ve had the unfortunate luck to come across) 

dumbest post ive seen. OBVIOUSLY mike brown wasnt a skinny white woman, but he was a BIG 300 lbs black male. Everyone pumps their arms when they run. It’s how running works. so i dont see your argument in that. positioning all the same, except he was most likely standing up taller, not so bent over. If gun shots couldnt stop Brown advancing toward the officer, please tell me how his lack of adequate footwear would. You’re a liberal, how would you even know how guns work? How can you be so ignorant to this? All this new evidence is coming out, and you still refuse to acknowledge it. 

Okay, Bethany, I’m going to call you Bethany because fuck you. And I’m going to explain this in a very slow and simple way for you to digest, okay, babydoll?

Alright! Let’s Go! We will start with a picture.

It’s the muthafucking scientific method! You remember this right? I’m kind of getting the feeling that you might not by the unstructured blogglob of a paragraph you spewed from your mouthhole, but we’ll just assume you do. 

How this science thing works:

1. Ask a question. Could a 200lb+ be shot as the autopsy photos show if he was charging towards someone else? 

Well, gee! I don’t know. Let’s continue to the next step! 

2. Background research: What angle would he have to be in for the bullets to land in the places he was shot?

I still don’t know! Let’s try it out! We have to find a model for the problem….  

(Finds picture of a athletic white woman frozen in one position.)

HOL UP HOL UP HOL UP WHOA DERE!

CLASS WE HAVE A PROOOBLEM! 

You see! The way science works is, when you’ve asked yourself a question and are trying to prove it,  YOU FIRST MUST REPLICATE THE PROBLEM.

You wouldn’t ask “Why white people age the way that they do” by studying an Asian. You would study a white person. 

So, if the picture is of a skinny athletic white person and they are using that to prove how a 200+ lbs man was shot in the same place (with the assumption that 6 shots could be fired at the SAME DAMN TIME or timed so precisely that they land EXACTLY how the picture has it), GUESS WHAT? The square peg wouldn’t fit in the round hole. 

DUN DUN DUUUUUUUUUUN. 

Okay, class (and Bethany) what did we learn today. TO PROVE YOUR POINT, you can’t use an abstract example! (or be stupid enough to FALL FOR IT). 

Now sit your silly ass down and shut up. 

'Why white people age the way they do'

*GOES BALD*

A snatching of a lifetime, bruh. Bethany, go home.

Damn…her edges got snatched so far back LeBron said ‘GAHTDAMN!’

weloveblackgirls

shizukasmack:

therevtimes:

No. 168 “The Unarmed” 

Rest In Peace…

to Michael Brown, John Crawford, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Renisha McBride, Oscar Grant, Sean Bell And the countless other lives that have been taken away from this world due to prejudice.

And an honor to the many people in Ferguson standing up, fighting, hoping that some kind of justice can be had in the midst of chaos.

At last, a new Revolutionary Times comic has arrived. 

yungdonwon

modernday-siren:

wakeupslaves:

Georgia teen’s autopsy reveals organs were removed: He was stuffed with newspaper

by Yvette Caslin


On January 11, 2013, Kendrick Johnson, 17, was found dead rolled up in a wrestling mat at his high school in Valdosta, Ga. An athlete, Johnson was found dead in an upright athletic mat behind the bleachers in the school’s gym on January 11, 2013.

The first autopsy performed by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) on the teen revealed he died from “positional asphyxia” and his death was ruled an accident. A second autopsy was performed by a private pathologist, Dr. Bill Anderson, at the request of his parents, Kenneth and Jacquelyn Johnson, who believe their beloved son was murdered revealed something more horrible. His organs – brains, heart and lungs – were missing and replaced with balls of crumpled newspaper.

Georgia teen found dead in a wrestling mat

Kenneth and Jacquelyn Johnson

His parents, Kenneth and Jacquelyn Johnson, didn’t take this ruling and walk away. They deem it foul play and are demanding officials at Lowndes High School in Valdosta, Ga. turn over the surveillance video. His father believed his son was murdered and requested the case is reopened. There are photos and video that provide evidence that there is more that happened on this fateful day than school authorities are willing to admit. Not far from the body, there was a pair of red stained shoes and a sweatshirt, that authorities claim was not blood therefore they weren’t bagged and tagged.

Both the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), which conducted the autopsy and ruled that he died from “positional asphyxia”, stand by their findings that the boy died accidentally.

The Johnson family has gained the support of the National Action Network and The United Justice League.

Photos are graphic, proceed to the gallery with caution.

KEEP THIS BOOSTED!! KENDRICK JOHNSON DESERVES JUSTICE!

thegirlwithcaramelskin

thegirlwithcaramelskin:

hundohoncho:

trilluminati:

San Francisco Police shoot & kill 19 yr old

Warning: the video is graphic.

Yesterday, at 4:45 p.m., SFPD shot a teenager who fled during a fair inspection on a Muni light rail car. The cops claimed that he was armed and had fired shots at them first. After the suspect was shot in the back, no gun was found. Doesn’t this sound awfully familiar? 

Seriously though, you shot a 19 yr old over a $2 fair? And he later died in the hospital, all because he didn’t pay a $2 fair & you assumed he had a gun. Back up arrived before an ambulance did. No back up was needed. There were already other cops on the scene, some even carrying assault rifles.  The man was on the ground fighting for his life. That moment in the video where he struggles to even attempt to get up is some of the most chilling video I’ve seen. Ever. 

It’s okay though right? America will probably ignore this & move on to some more mindless crap,  as is usually the case. I’ve seen it before with the Oscar grant case, Sean bell, James Brissette, and countless others. When will this country’s collective conscious wake up?

The comments on youtube defending the police officers….

FUCK THE POLICE.