stimmyabby:

people complain about people “faking disabilities”
you know what happens way more often than people faking disabilities?
people pretending not to be disabled so they won’t get treated like shit

(Reblogged from dogslug)
thisradicalchange:


We didn’t know that our activism and our peaceful displays would result in guns literally looking down our eyes. Literally looking down our eyes. Guns.
And I had young people who were willing to die. For justice. 
I had a young person — and he’s definitely the example of many young people that I represent who said "I didn’t think I would make it to twenty-one years old so I’m ready to die now. Let’s do it now."

State senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal (@MariaChappelleN) speaks on the Senate floor about the events she witnessed in Ferguson, Missouri in the weeks following the execution of Mike Brown. Senator Chappelle-Nadal was one of many protesters tear gassed for three hours without reprieve by the Ferguson PD.
She has been consistent and unrelenting in her criticism of Governor Jay Nixon — to the point of tweeting him “FUCK you, Governor!” — for his lack of action over the violation of citizens’ constitutional right to peacefully protest, and passionately vocal about the violent ways in which protesters were abused by the police.
Full video of Senator Chappelle-Nadal’s speech is available for download here (.wmv format). 

thisradicalchange:

We didn’t know that our activism and our peaceful displays would result in guns literally looking down our eyes. Literally looking down our eyes. Guns.

And I had young people who were willing to die. For justice.

I had a young person — and he’s definitely the example of many young people that I represent who said "I didn’t think I would make it to twenty-one years old so I’m ready to die now. Let’s do it now."

State senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal (@MariaChappelleN) speaks on the Senate floor about the events she witnessed in Ferguson, Missouri in the weeks following the execution of Mike Brown. Senator Chappelle-Nadal was one of many protesters tear gassed for three hours without reprieve by the Ferguson PD.

She has been consistent and unrelenting in her criticism of Governor Jay Nixonto the point of tweeting him “FUCK you, Governor!” — for his lack of action over the violation of citizens’ constitutional right to peacefully protest, and passionately vocal about the violent ways in which protesters were abused by the police.

Full video of Senator Chappelle-Nadal’s speech is available for download here (.wmv format). 

(Reblogged from ohnoproblems)

[Image that says:

Effects of racism on white children: 

-Denial of reality
-Rationalization
-Rigid thinking
-Superiority
-Fear and hatred

Effect of racism on children of color:

-Overidentification with white people
-Separation and alienation 
-Confusion and bewilderment
-Rejection
-Shame
-Anger and Rage

Roots & Wings: Affirming Culture in Early Childhood Programs, writtem by Stacey York, published by Redleaf Press, 2003.]

(Source: indigenous-rising)

(Reblogged from reverseracism)

kosherqueer:

60% of what is referred to as “anti-religious” hate crimes in the US target jews specifically, but like, “anti-religious” is an inaccurate label for something that applies to jews as an ethnic and cultural group as well as a religious community. islamophobia and antisemitism are not attacks on ideology, they are strains of racism and they are motivated by racism.

(Reblogged from glintglimmergleam)

What Happens When Businesses Use Black Tragedies To Sell Products

chescaleigh:

- FCKH8 creates a super sarcastic and oddly cheery video “Hey White People: A Kinda Awkward Note to America by #Ferguson Kids,” to sell “racism’s not over but I’m over racism” shirts and claims $5 from each shirt is going to anti-racism charities. The t-shirt slogan is highly suspect and does nothing to support anti-racism but…yeah. Ok.

- Colorlines does a post saying "ummmm there’s something sketchy about using cute black kids from Ferguson to sell t-shirts and this doesn’t really address any issues"

- After FCKH8 lists Race Forward (Colorline’s publisher) as one of the organizations set to receive a portion of the shirt profits, Race Forward releases a statement on Facebook that basically says “we don’t know these people, they haven’t given us any money and we’re not ok with them using our name to sell t-shirts”

- Mike Kon from FCKH8 posts a super passive aggressive comment on the Race Forward Facebook page, and another on the Colorlines article which essentially say, “we just wanted to use a national tragedy to sell some shirts and make a viral video. we didn’t know that we actually had to care about racism or address issues in order for people to be satisfied. don’t you dare critique my allyship or we’ll just take it elsewhere

(Reblogged from ohnoproblems)

lovealways-kelly:

THIS!!! IS!!! VERY!!! IMPORTANT!!!

(Source: retro-villain)

(Reblogged from kralkatorrik)

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Ferguson protesters gather for highway shutdown, Sept. 10th. 

Part 1

(Reblogged from womanistgamergirl)

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Ferguson protesters gather for highway shutdown.

Part 2

(Reblogged from womanistgamergirl)

louddmouthbrand:

Facebook and the world at large I am sharing this video to expose the excessive force by a Hammond Indiana police officer to my 17 year old niece Jada Glasper…she weighs less than 100 lbs soak and wet she was arrested, choked and punched in the face by a police officer accusing her of Jay walking when she refused the ticket due to her stating to the officer that she hadnt jaywalked…things escalated beyond the scope of the Law… As a concerned aunt and God Mother to my niece I am beyond furious and angry that our youth continues to be subject of discriminating actions by individuals and unregulated law enforcement officers that feel they can harm versus protect every day citizens especially a young 3.8 GPA.. honors student who is just starting to come into her young adulthood. Actions such as these leave me to feel extreme disgust for police officers that continue to display outright prejudices against our African American people. As a media personality and advocate for rights of all people…This will be the first of many public actions and civil rights awareness to combat the injustices to my niece and the many millions of youth such as Trayvon Martin & Mike Brown that’s has fallen victim to racial injustices. I am so blessed to say that Jada is alive and can speak for herself and bear witness to this unlawful treatment that occurred September 3 2014. I am summoning my extended relationships in friendships, family and social circles to share this posting and take action and speak up to put a end to this foolishness. Sincerely…Sabrina Sonny Jones-Smith advocate, producer and media personality of LouddMouth Radio..

(Reblogged from glintglimmergleam)

socialjusticekoolaid:

The Ferguson City Council convened for the first time since Mike Brown’s death, and proved that they literally give no fucks about what the community has to say. Added to their vague, paltry proposed reforms, seems real change will have to come in Ferguson via the ballot box. I don’t care where you live folks— let this be a lesson in voting/participating in your local elections and government! #staywoke #farfromover 

(Reblogged from ohnoproblems)

FREE DENTAL AND EYE CARE YES REALLY

seattlish:

Attention, uninsured/underinsured/everyone: At Seattle Center, from Oct. 23-26, there will be free dental and vision care available to anyone and everyone. 

Yeah. Really. 

A service of the City of Seattle and the Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps, this short-term clinic is a huge opportunity for people in the community and something that everyone should know about SO TELL PEOPLE. 

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^^This clinic = better than Dr. Internet 

The volunteers won’t give you “fun” drugs (narcotics or marijuana), but they CAN get you a prescription for glasses, get your teeth cleaned or your cavities filled, or generally get you checked out. Interpreters in most of the major languages spoken in the area — including Somali, Russian, and Arabic — will be available. 

Get more information here

(Reblogged from oeste)

frankysplait:

glowcloud:

i love the Women Against Feminism that are like “I dont need feminism because i can admit i need my husband to open a jar for me and thats ok!” cause listen 1. get a towel 2. get the towel damp 3. put it on the lid and twist. BAM now men are completely useless. you, too, can open a jar. time to get a divorce

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(Reblogged from scienceandorfiction)

So if no one is going to talk about the welfare of the person [Janay Rice] who is actually subjected to the violence on that tape, let’s talk about it here. I spent the morning communicating with people who work on issues involving domestic violence and violence against women nearly every day of their lives. They all said the same thing, without dissent: releasing this tape to the world is incredibly damaging to Janay Rice. Just as we would protect the name of an alleged rape victim, just as we would not show a video of Ray Rice committing a sexual assault, we should not be showing this video like it’s another episode of Rich People Behaving Badly. If Janay Rice wanted to show this tape to the world, in other words if she had offered her consent, that is a different matter. But showing and reshowing it just because we can is an act of harm[…]

If you were outraged by violence against women before, will seeing this video really change your mind? If you are not outraged by violence against women, does this video actually make a damn bit of difference? My fear, and this happens whenever you have videos that spark outrage until the next new cycle, is that all it will provoke are the kinds of reactions that don’t necessarily help anybody, least of all the victims. I hear influential people like ESPN’s Mike Greenberg asking the question, “Why isn’t Ray Rice in prison?”

There is no thought given to restorative justice. Only how do we further punish, impoverish and crowd our prisons. As for Janay Rice, she has of course been standing with Ray Rice, even marrying him after the incident. I have no doubt that there are issues there, but they become our damn business only if Janay Rice wants them to be our damn business. I will ask again: What does Janay Rice want, and shouldn’t that matter? If it doesn’t matter, all we are doing is re-victimizing this person one click at a time.

(Reblogged from glintglimmergleam)

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Shaun King talks about the trauma of police brutality.

When I went running the other night I wasn’t afraid of getting mugged.

I was afraid the police would see a black person running and draw conclusions.

I drive with my cruise control on 64 or 65 exactly now. I’m doing my best to get my registration renewed early as possible because I’m afraid to be pulled over for outdated tags. I don’t look at police too much when they’re on foot. I’m doing my best to limit interactions with the police by being as invisible as I can be to them.

I’m not saying it’s the responsibility of black people to “act right”. Far from it: I’m saying shit is so wrong that I have to act this way. That’s not how things should be. That’s not our fault. This isn’t something “respectability” would fix.

It’s just a really terrifying and terrible situation and the only way to change that is to change not black people, but police, government and society’s racism as a whole.

(Reblogged from thefemaletyrant)

maelrok:

When i see queer/gay people reblog shit like this in support of i just fucking die inside. If you dont know how to write characters as gay without using stereotypes or unnessecary romance plots then youre a shitty writer and if you accept silent closeted queer people in your media then youre a part of the fucking problem.

(Reblogged from grassfire)