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bootyscientist:

It’s funny when people (I won’t say white people, but y’all are literally the only people that say this) point out that blacks were sold into slavery by their fellow Africans, thus absolving white people of guilt.

So you mean to tell me that if my friend sold me a 16 year old girl, it’d be okay for me to purchase her and make her my slave because I didn’t actually do the kidnapping?

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Plaintiff Matthews was confronted by approximately eight Defendant John Doe police officers in military type uniforms who had their weapons trained upon him. Plaintiff immediately put his hands in the air whereupon he was shot multiple times with rubber bullets.

At that point, Plaintiff Matthews fell into a creek or sewer. Defendant John Doe officers pounced on him, slammed his face into the concrete, and pushed his head underwater to the point that he felt he was going to be drowned. Afterward, Defendant John Doe police officers continued to assault him and spray him with O.C. spray.

We are taught that we must be better, smarter, and more polite because Black bodies are seen as worse, ignorant, and dangerous. We must remain on high alert as we navigate our own neighborhoods and are aware of tensions that arise when we walk through others. We are told to respect the police not because they have earned it by being our protectors, but because lack of respect can result in brutality and death. When we do succeed, we are considered exceptional, and when we fail, we are an expected statistic.

We have yet to reach the mundane. Our stories must be triumph or tragic because normalcy is not afforded to us. If we existed in the realm of the average, we would not be seen as a threat until we actually acted as such. If we were afforded normalcy, we would not exist in the extreme margins of society. As it stands, we are Oprah Winfrey or Renisha McBride, Barack Obama or Michael Brown. These are the narratives about Black people that resonate and attract attention — so much so that our existence as college students and professionals are still seen as exceptional, not expected.

Aisha N. Davis, “On Unforgettable Blackness,” TheFrisky.com (via thefrisky)

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lovelyandbrown:

grandmasterbooty:

Distressing Video Captures EXACTLY How Cops Treat Black People

I had to reblog this again because it just reduced me to tears. 

As most of you know, I am an attorney. And I am an attorney licensed in Minnesota. This is the state where I took an oath last year to uphold state and federal laws and to protect the rights of the citizens.

It PAINS me to see this. To see these unjust cops who I for all intents & purposes, have to stand along side. When they are abusing EVERY SINGLE OUNCE of POWER. Minneapolis/St. Paul have BEEN a war zone. I’m ashamed. I’m embarrassed.

Not all officers are bad. Please don’t let that be the take away. But police brutality is VERY FUCKING REAL. 

Watch this. If this doesn’t move you, if this doesn’t make you cry out in agony and want to change the world, I don’t know what will.

[trigger warning]

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america-wakiewakie:

Caught On Tape: Fla. Cop Threatens To ‘Put A Round’ In Black Men During Traffic Stop | News One
Within the last two months, Eric Garner, 43, unarmed, was killed on July 17 by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo who placed him in an illegal chokehold while questioning him for allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes; John Crawford, 22, unarmed, was shot and killed on August 5 by two Ohio police officers, David Darkow and Sean Williams, in Walmart after he was spotted holding a toy rifle; 18-year-old Mike Brown, unarmed, was gunned down by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson while walking with a friend in his neighborhood; and Ezell Ford, 24, who was also unarmed, was shot and killed by unnamed officers in the LAPD on August 12.
In the wake of these tragic events and renewed intense conversations surrounding police brutality against Black men, a video  of police in Boynton Beach, Florida threatening to “put a round” through four Black men during a routine traffic stop has emerged and begun making the rounds on social media.
One of the occupants in the video records the interaction, even after the officer tells him to stop, to which he responds:

No, I have rights. I’m not intimidated. I have rights.
Sir, I’m recording your ass. What the f*ck you going to do?
B**ch, you’re on camera. What the f*cks wrong with you. Stupid ass cracker.


The driver of the car repeatedly asks the officer who stopped them for his badge number. The officer provides his name, but not the number, prompting the driver to attempt to take a picture of his badge. The officer slaps the phone out of his hand, pulls him from the car and places him face down on the ground.
That’s when another officer, presumably his partner or back-up rushes to the window, gun drawn, and says:
“I’ll put a round in your ass so quick,” with his weapon threw the window pointed directly at the men.
(Watch the Video Here) (Photo Credit: AmericaWakieWakie)

america-wakiewakie:

Caught On Tape: Fla. Cop Threatens To ‘Put A Round’ In Black Men During Traffic Stop | News One

Within the last two months, Eric Garner, 43, unarmed, was killed on July 17 by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo who placed him in an illegal chokehold while questioning him for allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes; John Crawford, 22, unarmed, was shot and killed on August 5 by two Ohio police officers, David Darkow and Sean Williams, in Walmart after he was spotted holding a toy rifle; 18-year-old Mike Brown, unarmed, was gunned down by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson while walking with a friend in his neighborhood; and Ezell Ford, 24, who was also unarmed, was shot and killed by unnamed officers in the LAPD on August 12.

In the wake of these tragic events and renewed intense conversations surrounding police brutality against Black men, a video  of police in Boynton Beach, Florida threatening to “put a round” through four Black men during a routine traffic stop has emerged and begun making the rounds on social media.

One of the occupants in the video records the interaction, even after the officer tells him to stop, to which he responds:

No, I have rights. I’m not intimidated. I have rights.

Sir, I’m recording your ass. What the f*ck you going to do?

B**ch, you’re on camera. What the f*cks wrong with you. Stupid ass cracker.

The driver of the car repeatedly asks the officer who stopped them for his badge number. The officer provides his name, but not the number, prompting the driver to attempt to take a picture of his badge. The officer slaps the phone out of his hand, pulls him from the car and places him face down on the ground.

That’s when another officer, presumably his partner or back-up rushes to the window, gun drawn, and says:

“I’ll put a round in your ass so quick,” with his weapon threw the window pointed directly at the men.

(Watch the Video Here) (Photo Credit: AmericaWakieWakie)

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taint3ed:

thesinwhisperer:

afrohoney:

kmtcxt-culture:

wakeupslaves:

Just call them all nigger!’: School administrators used racial slurs in text messages on district-issued cell phones


Pennsylvania Superintendent Richard Como and Athletics Director Jim Donato had racist conversations on school-issued cell phonesIT technician found the conversations while upgrading the phones and reported themSchool board knew but ‘let the administrators stay in their jobs’Both men resigned in August after the report was leaked to the district attorney, who launched an investigation

Two Pennsylvania school administrators repeatedly referred to black students and teachers by the N-word in text messages they exchanged on cell phones issued by the school district, it has been revealed.

Coatesville Area School District Superintendent Richard Como and Director of Athletics and Activities Jim Donato, who are both white, are now the subject of a criminal investigation over their use of the racial epithets in text message conversations with each other.

Both administrators resigned from their positions at the end of August, though theChester County Daily Local reports that they were only forced out after the transcripts of the text messages were leaked to the district attorney, who launched a criminal investigation.

The newspaper reports that the school board was prepared to let both men stay in their jobs, even after an IT technician found the text messages and reported them to school officials.

According to a transcript obtained by the Daily Local, the racist exchanges began in June.

In one, Donato sent a message to Como that appears to say all black students should have the same last name.

He wrote: ‘All should just have whatever first names they want…then last name is Nigger!

'Leroy Nigger, Preacher Nigger, Night train niggee, clarence nigger, Latoya nigger, Thelma nigger and so on.'

The superintendent, who has led the district since 2005 and drew a salary of nearly $200,000 last year, responded: ‘Great idea! Joe nigger bill nigger snake nigger got a nice ring to it.’

He added: ‘Could have whole homerooms of nigger!’

The Donato, the athletics director, replied: ‘Hahahahaha! Will Nigger report to the office, pardon the interruption but will nigger report to nurses office. Nigger to lunch now!’

Later, when the superintendent Como was talking about 23 teachers he had to lay off, Donato asked: ‘How many nigger out of 23? Not enough!”

Como replied: ‘Don’t know but think it’s only 4-5. At most until last minute rush of firing by Goo of Phoenix and Kamara.’

'Good hangings there,' Donato responded.

Crisis: Coatesville Area School District, in a Philadelphia suburb, tired to cover up the officials’ use of the racial slurs, according to a report

C’mon

“Get over slavery, NOBODYS racist anymore” they all show their true colors eventually

That’s disgusting

AGAIN.
2014: White people exposing themselves

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slavocracy:

sorry white people but if you dont support mike brown & the people of fergusons’ protests in 2014 you probably wouldnt have supported abolition in the 1800s or civil rights movements in the 1960s & having the ability to recognize something as morally justified in hindsight something that has already been accepted by the mainstream as morally justified is nice for u but on all practical levels useless to everyone else 

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