September292014
nezua:

THE ONGOING SAGA OF THE FRAGILE WHITE

The Daily Show aired its long awaited segment on the Washington, D.C., NFL team name, in which fans were confronted by Natives on the set.
Before it even aired, the segment proved controversial. The satirical cable television news program had recruited team fans for the segment via Twitter; four were ultimately chosen to participate. But those participants told the Washington Post they felt like they were attacked.
Kelli O’Dell, who says it was unfair for The Daily Show to have her debate Amanda Blackhorse—the lead plaintiff in Blackhorse v. Pro-Football, Inc., which resulted in cancelling six of the team’s trademarks—says she felt like she was placed “in danger.” O’Dell later called authorities to pull The Daily Show tapes she had consented to appear on:

Two days later, O’Dell said she called D.C. police and tried to submit a police report, but authorities told her no crime had been committed.


People want their right to be racist. But the minute they approach facing real life consequences—and mild ones, given what they should expect for years of violence and slurs—look how they shake and cry. Look how they flee and fly to the po-lice, understanding fully the institutional role played by cops.

nezua:

THE ONGOING SAGA OF THE FRAGILE WHITE

The Daily Show aired its long awaited segment on the Washington, D.C., NFL team name, in which fans were confronted by Natives on the set.

Before it even aired, the segment proved controversial. The satirical cable television news program had recruited team fans for the segment via Twitter; four were ultimately chosen to participate. But those participants told the Washington Post they felt like they were attacked.

Kelli O’Dell, who says it was unfair for The Daily Show to have her debate Amanda Blackhorse—the lead plaintiff in Blackhorse v. Pro-Football, Inc., which resulted in cancelling six of the team’s trademarks—says she felt like she was placed “in danger.” O’Dell later called authorities to pull The Daily Show tapes she had consented to appear on:

Two days later, O’Dell said she called D.C. police and tried to submit a police report, but authorities told her no crime had been committed.

People want their right to be racist. But the minute they approach facing real life consequences—and mild ones, given what they should expect for years of violence and slurs—look how they shake and cry. Look how they flee and fly to the po-lice, understanding fully the institutional role played by cops.

(via cognitivedissonance)

10AM

fatabulousme:

Wal-Mart Surveillance Video of John Crawford III Shooting

Now I see why they tried to hide this tape. This was an ambush murder. There is no reasonable way to interpret the tape as anything else.

Bear in mind that Ohio is an open carry state, so even if he had a gun in walmart he wasn’t breaking any laws.

open carry activists in walmart

Finally, just for fun some other open carry activists got stopped in Walmart

http://www.tpnn.com/2014/05/28/wait-until-you-see-what-this-cop-does-to-girls-who-open-carry/

Being white, they lived to tell about it.

(Source: youtube.com, via its-cool-i-got-this)

9AM
renirabbit:

andythanfiction:

In Sociology, this week’s module is on propaganda and marketing.  For homework, we were asked to make a poster for an imaginary campaign either for a made-up product or a current social issue.  This is mine.  

So strong

renirabbit:

andythanfiction:

In Sociology, this week’s module is on propaganda and marketing.  For homework, we were asked to make a poster for an imaginary campaign either for a made-up product or a current social issue.  This is mine.  

So strong

(via iammyfather)

September282014

thinksquad:

The federal government acted after images of officers in the St Louis suburb wearing the bracelets were posted online.

Wilson is the white officer who killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown on August 9, sparking protests that are still taking place.

Wilson, who shot the 18-year-old six times in unclear circumstances, has not been charged and remains on paid leave.

The Department of Justice wrote to Ferguson police chief Thomas Jackson to explain the bracelets had “upset and agitated” residents, many of whom said the police wearing them had also illegally used black tape to cover up plates identifying them.

http://i100.independent.co.uk/article/police-banned-from-wearing-i-am-darren-wilson-bracelets—lywW1AQ4Hx

September272014
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September262014

micdotcom:

Surprise! The 3 Philly residents charged with beating a gay couple are bigoted monsters

Philadelphia police have released mugshots of the three residents charged in the brutal beating of a gay couple on Sept. 11.

The trio — 26-year-old Kevin Harrigan, 24-year-old Kathryn Knott and 24-year-old Philip Williams — is charged with aggravated assault, criminal conspiracy, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person, Philadelphia magazine reports. The three turned themselves in to police on Wednesday.

Knott’s father is a police chief 

(via silas216)

8AM
1AM

brookeyfbaby:

YOU GUYS THIS IS SO IMPORTANT 

(Source: squidkneee, via commodifiedsouls)

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