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Reblogged from unimpressed2chainz  2,524 notes

unimpressed2chainz:

i’m just sad and angry that there are ppl who were fascinated by the hunger games, but what’s happening in ferguson is such a non-issue for them b/c ppl seem to care more about fictional characters than living breathing black americans who are fighting to just live and be seen as human and you know not be killed 

Reblogged from jessehimself  59,386 notes

my-tardis-sense-is-tingling:

These tweets (and one retweet) are from my friend Ryan, a journalist who has been on the ground in Ferguson for the past few days. (His Twitter account is here, and it’s a great source of updates on the situation there   [x]).

I just wanted to remind everybody that while spreading word about Michael Brown’s unjust murder and the horrifying events of the night of August 14, 2014, please do not oversimplify or ignore the complexities of the situation.

Journalists in the town have been doing what journalists do: focusing on all the negative aspects about the community to try and make it look like a hell-hole in order to sell their own pictures and stories, and basically all many of them want to do is further their own careers. But focusing on all that negativity only paints the picture of one side of the story, ignoring a lot of other important things going on there.

Please do not fall prey to the media’s game. Anger at the actions of the police in Ferguson is totally justified, but in the midst of that we cannot allow the people who are living with the situation every day to be dehumanized. Despite all this tragedy and chaos going on around them, they’re still a community and in many ways they’re pulling through all of it together. They want peace. Anyone looting or burning things down is a very small portion of the community. The whole story is so much bigger.

A story doesn’t need tear gas to be interesting. We need to hear every side of this story, not just the horrific parts.

TL:DR: please don’t fall prey to media attempts to dehumanize and oversimplify the situation in ferguson!!

Reblogged from jessehimself  73,592 notes

lizardvvizard:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Chaos in Ferguson. Sunday night, part 4

[part 1] [part 2] [part 3

Reminder that:

- no, this isn’t over;
- no, these aren’t from earlier in the week;
- no, everything isn’t alright now;
- no, the police haven’t stopped brutalizing peaceful protesters;
- no, police haven’t intervened to stop the looting;
- no, police haven’t responded to emergency 911 calls for people injured by rubber bullets or children hit by cars;
- no, michael brown’s shooter still has not faced any consequences for murdering an unarmed teenager 9 days ago

Reblogged from dynastylnoire  14,322 notes

dynastylnoire:

pinklaceyunderwear:

dynastylnoire:

whitecolonialism:

Memphis 1968, Ferguson 2014.

We’ve never witnessed an American dream, we’ve only lived an American nightmare. - Malcolm X

There are these older men in the community

that will carry these signs

and stand on busy street  corners or sit in lawn chairs

with signs that say ” I am a man”

I thought it was so strange

and I didn’t understand why

Until Mike Brown’s murder

when it became clear

to the nonblack masses

blackmen are not men

they are demons to be extinguished

vermin to be exterminated

3/4th’s human being

never whole.

Then why are there whites in the background holding signs in the second pic?….

4 black men have been killed by white cops since Mike Brown’s murder

It’s really not the time to try to get cookies for a couple white folks you used Magic Eye to find in one picture when we are talking about national, if not global repercussions of antiblack racism. And by repercussions in this instance I mean genocide.