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Jan 7

tyleroakley:

"Heckler Hurls Racist Remark at Comic, Gets Taken Down with Class"

one of the biggest corporate frauds in U.S. history.

one of the biggest corporate frauds in U.S. history.

(Source: katara)

This look. So many words and thoughts were expressed in this simple facial-flex. (x)

This look. So many words and thoughts were expressed in this simple facial-flex. (x)

Oct 3

sixseasonsandamovie:

Totally Biased: Kevin Kataoka: Asian Evasion

In tonight’s installment of Asian Evasion, Kevin Kataoka questions why more asians aren’t cast in roles that are, you know, CLEARLY WRITTEN FOR ASIANS!

This is perfect. If you aren’t watching Totally Biased then you are missing out on some great debates.

Instead of saying “I am Trayvon Martin” it would do more good for white people [and non-Black people] in solidarity with the Trayvon Martin case to recognize all the ways they are Zimmerman.

As in, if you live in a “safe” suburban or gated community that is mostly white and that is considered a “good” neighborhood because it excludes people of colour [especially excluding Black people] then you benefit from the same conditions that created Zimmerman.

If you benefit from “police protection” to your property that depends on racial profiling of people of colour [especially Black people] and brutality towards them then you take part in the same systems that create Zimmerman.

If you have the racial privilege to work, move, live in mostly white spaces and have limited contact with… [Black people], particularly “low income” …[Black people], then you live with the same social and economic policies of casual segregation that create Zimmerman.

It’s good that people recognize the injustice of Trayvon Martin’s death, but if that recognition is not accompanied by the work to recognize and undo the systematic economic, social, educational and employment policies that create neighborhoods where Black people are seen as threatening trespassers - and how people benefit from this racial privilege - then no true anti-racist work can occur.

Nobody wants to say “I am Zimmerman” but until we recognize how Zimmerman reflects institutionalized racism there will continue to be more Trayvons.

- El Jones (via gaypocalypse)

(Source: writeswrongs)

If this is the only justice we get, it is at least just.

If this is the only justice we get, it is at least just.

(Source: gallifreyglo)

sainthannah:

zeram:

caitlinchronic:

White privilege is killing 26 people and being the ‘quiet friendless boy’ meanwhile murdered brown people are undisciplined drug dealing thieves. 


Not even just 26 people, Lanza killed elementary-aged children.

sainthannah:

zeram:

caitlinchronic:

White privilege is killing 26 people and being the ‘quiet friendless boy’ meanwhile murdered brown people are undisciplined drug dealing thieves. 

Not even just 26 people, Lanza killed elementary-aged children.

(Source: confrontingmywhitegirlprivilege)

That child had every right to be where he was. That child had every right to do what he was doing, walking home. That child had every right to be afraid of a strange man following him, first in his car and then on foot. And did that child not have the right to defend himself from that strange man?

- Prosecution attorney John Guy, in his closing argument during the Trayvon Martin trial—a trial which ended with George Zimmerman being found not guilty. (via shortformblog)

barbreyryswells:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

NO JUSTICE.

stand your ground law doesn’t apply when it really matters

barbreyryswells:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

NO JUSTICE.

stand your ground law doesn’t apply when it really matters