dragonheartedrabbit:

"Waste of good ammo. It’s my privilege to buy you a replacement box."

"All self-respecting whites have a moral responsibility to support our growing number of martyrs to the failed experiment called diversity."

"I thank all Police, you are the ‘Thin Blue Line’ protecting normal Americans from aggressive and entitled primitive savages. America is surely at the tipping point."

Just a few quotes (in case it’s hard to read) from that collection of donation messages for Darren Wilson.

Does anyone else want to say it’s not about race?

No words…smh.

(via powders-and-oils)

Informal RockTape class with my boy Eric, gettin’ ready to FINALLY start workin. 😁 Thank you, Dr. Rhoden 👌

Informal RockTape class with my boy Eric, gettin’ ready to FINALLY start workin. 😁 Thank you, Dr. Rhoden 👌

The scene garnered a chuckle on Fresh Prince back then. Not so much now…

sonofbaldwin:

These are some of the ways white solidarity in regard to fighting against anti-black racism can appear.

These are some ways in which white people can be comrades to black people.

Neither of these individuals are running around saying, “Look at me! Look at how I’m so excellent at being a good white person!” Neither of them said, “Hey! But not all white people…!” They, in fact, said, “Too many white people…!” and got to work. Neither of them has to convince black people of their intentions. What they did was say, “How can I be of service?” and, when told, did as they were asked. They were not there to condescend to black people or speak over black people or pretend to be able to know what it must be like to be black in America. They were there to support the cause, which they recognized as imperative for our liberation and their own.

They put themselves in harm’s way (and when you are allied with black people in a bold and physical way, you have definitely, automatically placed yourself in harm’s way by your mere proximity to black bodies and causes, because the System’s aim is not always true) not because it wins them a gold star for the White Ally Games, but because they know that injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere and whatever evils are perpetrated against black peoples, it’s only a matter of time before those same evils are perpetrated against non-black peoples.

In other words, they are not, to paraphrase James Baldwin, Liberals; that is to say, they aren’t missionaries placing themselves in the mix to feel good about themselves. They know, as much as we do, that Whiteness must be abolished. They are not oblivious to their own privileges, showing up in name only in order to score political correctness points. They, rather, understand that the duty to fight against anti-black racism is the duty of anyone who wishes to think of themselves as an actual human being; who, in fact, understands what “humanity” actually means.

Let these two individuals be some sort of examples to the folks who insist upon “Not all white people…!”

Being a comrade is an action. It is not going around touting your role as The Exception. It is not seeking balms and cookies from black people for being in touch with your BASIC, BASELINE humanity.

If you think it is, you’ve been doing this shit ALL WRONG.

If you have to say “Not all white people…!” if you feel compelled to protect and absolve Whiteness in any way, particularly during an event in which Blackness is being annihilated by Whiteness, your priorities have been made clear. You are not comrade; you are enemy.


[Photo descriptions: A young white man is standing on the grass in the midst of an outdoor, daytime gathering where many individuals, black and white, have shown up. He is holding a sign that says: BLACK LIVES MATTER MIKE BROWN

A white woman is standing alone on the grass. She is holding a white sign with black letters that reads: “I Shoplifted as a teen. How many times should I be shot? #MikeBrown. She added, in the photo’s description, an additional bit of text:

“I want to be clear, the purpose of this photo is NOT to infer guilt on Mike Brown. But too often in the killing of black people by cops, alleged guilt of a minor crime is all that is needed for the white public to write them off. I want to circumvent that entire derailment technique, because in the end, it doesn’t matter. If I get caught shoplifting, I don’t get shot eight times. And Michael Brown shouldn’t have, either.”]

(via powders-and-oils)

Every time I sell a few pairs, she surprises me with a pair I’ve been eyeing. Kinda defeats the purpose, but that’s love right there 😊 thank you @trinaboo!

#Reebok #InstapumpFury #OG #20thAnniversary #kotd #soletoday #theshoegame

Every time I sell a few pairs, she surprises me with a pair I’ve been eyeing. Kinda defeats the purpose, but that’s love right there 😊 thank you @trinaboo!

#Reebok #InstapumpFury #OG #20thAnniversary #kotd #soletoday #theshoegame

Can’t even sleep right now. 
I feel like I’m watching a movie, helplessly screaming at the screen.
Only it’s not. 
This is real life. 
In #Ferguson
In …
“the United Snakes
Land of the thief
Home of the slave
The grand imperial guard 
Where the dollar is sacred 
And power is God.” 
😞

Can’t even sleep right now.
I feel like I’m watching a movie, helplessly screaming at the screen.
Only it’s not.
This is real life.
In #Ferguson
In …
“the United Snakes
Land of the thief
Home of the slave
The grand imperial guard
Where the dollar is sacred
And power is God.”
😞

Praying for #Ferguson 🙏

Seems to be getting crazier by the minute out there. Stay strong, please be safe.

“I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.’”

- Toni Morrison (via firstlinerhyme)

(Source: thisislove, via firstlinerhyme)

ghdos:

BRUHHHHHH. Do you fucking see this?

(Source: yungterra, via banana-peppers)

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