(Indeed, an astoundingly small proportion of arguments ‘for free speech’ & ‘against censorship’ or ‘banning’ are, in fact, about free speech, censorship or banning. It is depressing to have to point out, yet again, that there is a distinction between having the legal right to say something & having the moral right not to be held accountable for what you say. Being asked to apologise for saying something unconscionable is not the same as being stripped of the legal right to say it. It’s really not very fucking complicated. Cry Free Speech in such contexts, you are demanding the right to speak any bilge you wish without apology or fear of comeback. You are demanding not legal rights but an end to debate about & criticism of what you say. When did bigotry get so needy? This assertive & idiotic failure to understand that juridical permissibility backed up by the state is not the horizon of politics or morality is absurdly resilient.)
China Mieville, reminding us needy bigots what free speech actually means (via suziedowninthequiet)

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visionarywateringhole:

If you new blacks don’t listen to what jessehimself is tryna say right about now. 

visionarywateringhole:

If you new blacks don’t listen to what jessehimself is tryna say right about now. 

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designbydiaspora:

kjbeeee:

theafrocentrics:

euthanizeallwhitepeople:

………………..You guys this was literally just recomended to me on my dash

Tumblr go fuck a cactus are you fucking kidding me right now

If this ain’t the most blatantly racist shit I have ever seen…

for real for real, even if y’all don’t stop, that “european” look can be found across the beautiful diaspora of black people without eloping with white people, so…

^^^^^

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So…

whitepeoplesaidwhat:

be-blackstar:

mysharona1987:

First the cops said Mike Brown stole candy from a store. Then the store denied any such thing happened. Then the cops claimed Brown was trying to wrestle the gun from the cop in the car…despite the fact all the witnesses claim he was several feet away from the car and never near it.

IMO, by the time the Ferguson cops are done, they’ll have claimed Brown also shot Lincoln, JFK, Biggie and Tupac.

^Important.

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Please stay woke, people

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smitethepatriarchy:

feministingforchange:

rawr0609:

therawrchannel:

thinksquad:

A Democratic Missouri state senator representing parts of Ferguson who tweeted multiple times “fuck you,” at Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon defended her choice of words on Fox News Monday saying she did so because she was tear-gassed for three days.

“The reason why I used profane language is because he has allowed us to get tear-gassed for three days,” Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal said. “I am one of his senators in his party and he was at the state fair enjoying a country concert while we were getting teargassed and shot at. And yes, anyone who’s going to get teargassed deserves to say a few ‘F’ bombs here and there.”

“I represent my constituents, not Gov. Nixon,” the senator said. “He has been absent from the minority community his entire career and only comes before us when it is politically expedient for him. Or when he’s running for office, and because he has been outside of this community…let me tell you this, and this is important for your audience to know. He has still yet to come to ground zero. Yet to come to ground zero. He’s been in Florissant, he’s been in Normandy, but he has not spoken to the victims of the crisis we are dealing with and that is why I have called him a coward.”

http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/missouri-state-senator-says-she-tweeted-fck-you-at-governor#32tdaru

real shit

run for president

Boost this story!!! 

This woman needs our support!!

Seriously fuck that guy.

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nativeamericannews:

 Police officers who shot Indian teen get medals
Okla. — Two recipients of the Oklahoma Sheriff’s Association Medal of Honor were also involved in the shooting death of Mah-hi-Vist GoodBlanket. The parents of GoodBlanket feel that both the shooting of their son and the awards given are unjustified.

nativeamericannews:

 Police officers who shot Indian teen get medals

Okla. — Two recipients of the Oklahoma Sheriff’s Association Medal of Honor were also involved in the shooting death of Mah-hi-Vist GoodBlanket. The parents of GoodBlanket feel that both the shooting of their son and the awards given are unjustified.

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koalanoises said: Do you or any of your followers have book recommendations to help white people understand anti-black racism? Particularly ones with statistics? I read a book a few years back that helped me get it, but I can't remember the title or author. I imagine there must be several books with the actual numbers that prove racism exists. I think it would help me convince some people, particularly those who dismiss me as "brainwashed" into "believing" black people about racism (it's a huge number of people).

icanhassugar:

whatwhiteswillneverknow:

I personally have Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the Twenty-first Century, a book that was given to me by one of my followers. It’s more about Black community stats in general, but some does show how racism benefits.

There is a project that I’m starting to help put a better perspective into things. I can’t personally tell you about more books, as I read a lot of formal essays verses books. 

Hopefully, as time goes on, I can recommend more books.

Here are some that have helped me:

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

Behind the Eight Ball by Tanya Sharpe- this book is a qualitative study on women and crack cocaine but the first few chapters give a really concise history of the effects of slavery on the black community)

Race and Class: Why both matter by I. Kawachi- this is a short paper on how racism has benefitted white people through industrialization and during the labor movement

Levels of Racism: A theoretical framework and a gardener’s tale- by C. P. Jones. This is another short and simple paper but very helpful if you’re just starting to think about racism.

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Houston, Texas: March and rally in solidarity with the Ferguson uprising, August 20, 2014.

"Whose streets? Our streets! Took over the streets in Third Ward, marching in solidarity with Ferguson, from the HPD cop shop on West Grey and St. Emanuel and through the hood. We out-smarted the cops who were trying to block the streets and keep us on the sidewalks. HPD, out of our community!”

Report and photos by Gloria Rubac

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the-fault-in-our-youtubers:

the internet summed up in one gif set

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sniffling:

the only advice you’ll ever need

sniffling:

the only advice you’ll ever need

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iwriteaboutfeminism:

A Ferguson town hall, held in the Wellspring Church, Thursday night, August 28th. Part 1.

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a/s/l? no fatties.

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