A life sentence for a warning shot that injured no one is a miscarriage of justice. Twenty years behind bars for a warning shot that killed no one is a miscarriage of justice as well. Alexander spent nearly three years in prison before she was finally reunited with her family for the holidays late last year. It’s time Corey to drop the charges so that her office can put more energy and attention into the retrial of Michael Dunn who they couldn’t convict and who actually killed someone.
Angela Corey is a racist and needs to be stopped.
"If white people are so privileged why is there a Black Entertainment Network and no White Entertainment Network?"
"Men don’t have privilege, there are women’s only gyms!"
"Why isn’t there a campus centre for straight/cis people!?"
SAME REASONS WHY IN MARIO KART YOU DON’T GET BLUE SHELLS OR LIGHTNING BOLTS WHEN YOU’RE ALREADY IN FIRST PLACE, ASSBAG.
This is honestly the best explanation I have ever seen.
Hahahahahaaa! Wonderful :)
Demanding civil rights and just treatment for People of Color has always been about exposing the truth of racial disparities and demanding justice— not about making sure white people’s feelings don’t hurt and white people don’t feel uncomfortable about the reality of racism.
You should feel uncomfortable about the actual racism enough to do something to fix it, not complain about how we tell you about it!
While promoting what’s surely a startlingly insightful drama about richly textured character portraits trapped on a CGI plane with Liam Neeson and a bomb or something, director Jaume Collett-Serra stopped talking about Non-Stop long enough to remark that his next project might be the on-again, off-again, on-again, off-again, on-again, off-again live-action adaptation of AKIRA. The director hopes to expand a whitewashed version of the story into a trilogy despite the fact that he doesn’t actually like the characters at the heart of the most iconic Japanese comic book and animated film to ever be released in the United States, or believe that strong characters are even to be found in Japanese culture.
Hey, hey you, director, shut the fuck up.
The way that the Stand Your Ground statute is used in jury instructions boils down to this: ALL THAT ANY NON-BLACK SHOOTER NEEDS TO DO IS TO SAY THAT THEY WERE AFRAID FOR THEIR LIFE…because scary Black person. It matters very little if the so-called “reasonable fear” existed in reality, or only in someone’s mind, or not at all
Newsflash: ANY given reason =/= “reasonable fear”
I’ve sat on a jury as a foreman before, and please believe me when I say…during deliberations in the jury room, “reasonable” can easily become, “well, he did give a reason for his fear" if someone strong (or Black) isn’t there to immediately shoot that thought process down
Here is the complete text of the Florida #SYG statute (written by ALEC, btw) which ultimately finds it’s way into Florida’s self defense (aka #SYG) jury instructions
Make no mistake: Dunn didn’t use the words ‘gangster’ and ‘thug’ in his testimony by mistake. You don’t have to look any further than the glaring difference between how Richard Sherman was derided and pilloried as a “thug” vs. when White people like Mayor Rob Ford and Michael Grimm (R-NY) aren’t even arrested after being caught on film using drugs or making credible death threats, let alone not called a thug. Those two words—thug and gangster—and many more have become heavily weaponized and racialized, and they are ‘polite’ stand ins for the n-word. And that coded language didn’t just happen all on it’s own
And let’s be real here, for far too many armed White people, unfamiliar Black bodies are plenty of reason to be fearful…all the way to the point of immediately applying lethal force (please see also: implicit shooter bias, Renisha McBride, Jonathan Ferrell, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc)
Why do we not talk more about the implications of western artists and art instructors putting down “anime” as an artform and telling developing artists not to draw it?
How does lumping an entire continent’s cartooning style into one category of “bad” and “not permissible in class/professional work” not scream “UNACCEPTABLY RACIST” and “SUPER FUCKED UP” to you people?
Do you even SEE ME? Do you even KNOW what country I’m from? You’re gonna stand in the same fucking room as an asian person and say “anime’s bad except for a few exceptions like Hayao Miyazaki”? Shut the fuck up when you’re talking about my people’s art and please take your white man opinions and SIT THE FUCK DOWN
The Daily Show: The R Word (x)
Jessica Williams and Samantha Bee convene two panels to discuss the state of race relations in America.
Tamera Mowry Responds to Critics of Her Interracial Marriage ( x )
YOOOOOOO that second insult though. SHIT
See, comments like this against interracial relationships are anti-Black bc calling this woman “the white man’s whore” implies her entire identity is sexual, frames a Black woman in terms of whiteness & denies her agency of choice.
Saying she’s giving it to him for free implies that there will always be a price on a Black woman’s body as if she’s a vehicle whose value can depreciate.
This is ignorance. Nothing for it.
Go Forth and Educate Yourselves!
I’d also highly recommend watching the Jane Elliot Brown-eye/Blue-eye experiments, which can be found here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neEVoFODQOE (Part 2 - Has very important points on Reverse Racism and how it doesn’t exist, and it also dismantles the “We All Bleed Red” mentality.)
Not only should you educate yourself but use this for good. Look around you and help others who don’t have this privilege. Hiring, donating, community service, etc.
After this post went viral, the original artist had to delete their tumblr because they were inundated with death threats.
There were people more offended by this comic than offended by the existence of racial disparities—to the point where they threatened this artist’s life.
Way to be inclusive tumblr. I thought you hated bullies…
the black lady is me, my exact expression
remember when this asshole compared being discriminated against for being black to having to clean up your look (aka cut off long hair)
Anti-Black messages are so persuasive in American society that a third of Black Americans hold an anti-Black bias as well.
We have shifted from a biological racism to cultural racism. Sixty years ago most people in American believed that Blacks were biologically inferior, made-by-God inferior. Today there is a cultural racism that says Black parents are not giving their children the right values, and it’s often offered as a reason for why Blacks are not doing well as other groups. It associates “Black” with a range of negative assumptions that are so deeply embedded in American culture that people who hold them are not bad people. They’re just ‘good Americans,’ because it’s what American society has taught them. Researchers put together a database of what the average college-age American would read in their entire lifetime, a database of 10 million words from books, newspapers, magazine articles, various documents. They found that when the word “Black” occurs, what tends to co-occur is not only ‘poor’ and ‘violent’ and ‘religious’ but also ‘lazy’ and ‘cheerful’ and ‘dangerous.’ Being violent, lazy and dangerous, other research shows, are widely held stereotypes about Blacks. All racial ethnic minority groups are stereotyped more negatively than Whites, with Blacks viewed the worst, followed by Latinos who were viewed twice as negatively as Asians. Southern Whites are viewed more negatively than Whites in general. There is a hierarchy.
“This is quite often a person who has sympathy for the bad things that have happened in the past, but that person is still an American who has been fed stereotypes of Blacks that are so ingrained in the culture. So despite holding no explicit racial prejudices, they nonetheless hold implicit bias deep in their subconscious. So when they meet an African American, although consciously they are not prejudiced, the implicit biases operate in the background to shape their behavior, leading them to treat that person differently. This behavior is activated more quickly and effortlessly than saying ‘I’ve decided to discriminate against this person.’ This is the frightening point: Because it’s an automatic and unconscious process, people who engage in this unthinking discrimination are not aware of the fact that they do it. They are not lying to you when they say, ‘I didn’t treat this person differently, and I treat everyone the same.’ The research suggests that 70 to 80 percent of Whites fall into this category.
If you ask people if they hold explicit racial biases, just over 10 percent of the public are willing to say ‘Yes, I am prejudiced.’ But the people who are really set up to perpetuate discrimination are the people who would say, ‘That’s not me; I would never discriminate against a Black person, because that’s not the way my mother raised me.’ The people who say, ‘I would never do it’ are the ones perfectly set up to do it.
Across every sector if society, you get this pattern of systemic discrimination. When you take two African-American males and two White males, dress them similarly, judge them of equal attractiveness and send them to apply for jobs, carrying identical resumes, a White male with a known criminal record is more likely to get a callback than an African-American male whose record is clean. Devah Pager at Princeton University, who conducted these studies, says this even understates the degree of discrimination that exists because African Americans who are called back for a job are often offered a job inferior to the one they applied for. They are channeled downward. They might get told, ‘The job you applied for is not available, but we have another one that we can give you.’ Whites were found to be channeled up. ‘You applied for X job and we have a better job for you.’
Similar studies in getting the best price for a car or renting an apartment found Blacks again at a disadvantage. No other racial population has been as residentially segregated as African Americans. Your access to virtually every desirable resource, from schools to supermarkets to medical care, is linked to where you live. In fact, many health researchers are now saying that your ZIP code is a stronger predictor of your health that your genetic code.
Across every therapeutic intervention, ranging from the most simple procedure—a patient comes into the emergency room with a mild stroke, does that patient get aspirin or not?—to very sophisticated diagnostic procedures, African Americans and other minorities receive fewer procedures and poorer quality care than Whites.
I have shared this research at medical schools, and the initial reaction is, ‘I can’t believe it.’ I have to remind them that this is published, peer-reviewed scientific data.
The tragedy is that at every level of income and education, there is a racial gap in health. So if you look at poor African Americans and poor Whites, poor African Americans are doing worse.
The Black middle class does not enjoy as good health as the White middle class.
Whites now perceive that they face more blocked opportunity and discrimination than Black people. Any infringement—any reduction of the benefits that their group has historically received—sends them into a siege mentality, the belief that they are under attack because things are going to be shared more fairly than in the past. You saw this siege mentality when president Obama ran for office. You see it in the deadlocked Congress. You see it in the rhetoric of the Tea Party: ‘We have to take back our country; we are losing control.’ There is this sense of threat and fear of how much things have changed, and people are lashing out and trying to go back in time. But what Whites have failed to realize is that they have been the biggest beneficiaries of affirmative action, because White women have been the prime beneficiaries and those earnings have gone back into White households. It is so shocking when you say that because that is not the public discourse around affirmative action. The differential in pay between White men and White women is smaller than gaps between Blacks and Whites.