“Conditions create crimes not individuals.”
Anonymous
“Over the past few years I have been greatly disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride towards freedom is not the White Citizens Councilor or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to ‘order’ than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice.”
Martin Luther King Jr., “Letter from Birmingham City Jail,” 1963. (via whitecolonialism)

I’m convinced of my disagreement with the counterrevolution, imperialism, fascism, religions, stupidity, capitalism and the whole gamut of bourgeoisie tricks. I wish to cooperate with the Revolution in transforming the world into a classless one so that we can attain a better rhythm for the oppressed class.

- Frida Kahlo

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More good citizens trying to prevent looting

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CNN has it’s priorities set right on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, who cares if 2,000 Palestinians have been killed by the brutal State of Israel, what truly matters is that a couple of lions and giraffes haven’t eaten in a couple of days.

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    wertheyouth:

When an undercover officer saw Monica Jones, a black transgender woman, walking down the street just a few blocks from her house, in an area that the officer described as being “known for prostitution,” that was enough to convince him that she intended to engage in prostitution. It was on that basis that he approached and stopped her.
In April of this year, Monica was convicted of violating this overbroad and vague law. Today she appeals that conviction, and the ACLU, along with other advocacy and civil rights organizations, filed a brief in support of her appeal.
We #StandWithMonica because transgender women of color should be able to walk down the street in their neighborhoods without being arrested, or worse, for simply being themselves.
When Walking Down the Street is a Crime. Chase Strangio, ACLU

    wertheyouth:

    When an undercover officer saw Monica Jones, a black transgender woman, walking down the street just a few blocks from her house, in an area that the officer described as being “known for prostitution,” that was enough to convince him that she intended to engage in prostitution. It was on that basis that he approached and stopped her.

    In April of this year, Monica was convicted of violating this overbroad and vague law. Today she appeals that conviction, and the ACLU, along with other advocacy and civil rights organizations, filed a brief in support of her appeal.

    We #StandWithMonica because transgender women of color should be able to walk down the street in their neighborhoods without being arrested, or worse, for simply being themselves.

    When Walking Down the Street is a Crime. Chase Strangio, ACLU

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    Don't compare ferguson to the civil rights movement..emmet till didn't resist arrest and mlk didn't loot liquor stores. The whole race card thing goes out the window when it's easier for black kids to get into college (affirmative action) than it is for other races. But somehow the black white achievement and wealth gap continues to rise!! It's definitely not because 72% of black children are born out of wedlock! It's my fault, because I'm white. And all white people are the same..

    I’m going to take a quick second to debunk your idiotic bullshit argument on affirmative action, as a matter of a fact it isn’t easier for Black kids to get into college than other races due to affirmative action, in fact white women are the greatest beneficiaries of affirmative action so take that and shove it down your throat in hopes that in the future that fact will come out your mouth before you try and use affirmative action to devalue the hard work that Black kids have to go through to make it college.

    The message I attempted to portray by posting those images is that the Black community in America still has to remind white Americans that they are in fact humans and should be able to live as such. During the Civil Rights Movement men and women from all ages and all corners of this nation united to make their voices heard by this oppressive American state. If you don’t see the correlation between Black Ferguson citizens making their voices heard and wanting to be treated as human beings and Black Americans doing the same in the 60s then you’re simply blinded by ignorance.

    Yes, people in Ferguson have been looting and have used violence against a militarized police force but then you go on to say that Martin Luther King Jr., a man I deeply respect didn’t loot liquor stores, and yes that is true, but after all don’t forget that it was Martin Luther King Jr., the Christian nonviolent pastor that said “a riot is the language of the unheard.” Instead of condemning the looting, instead of condemning the use of violence by an oppressed people against an oppressing force you should focus on what these people that have turned to violence have to say, which is what Dr. King did himself.

    Ask yourself were Black people looting in Ferguson before this incident with Michael Brown took place? The answer is no, the people of Ferguson have risen up to fight against racism, police brutality and injustice, something that we all should aspire to do. Why is it that you and the entire world are starting to pay attention now to the people of Ferguson? Why is this nations government and the media paying attention? The answer is simple it’s because the people of Ferguson have understood that they must speak to the United States in the language that the United States has spoken to the Black population of America for over 400 years, violence. 

    You don’t wish for people to use violence, then listen to their cries when they protest nonviolently. Listen to the cries of Black mothers that weep when their child is shot 8 times in the middle of the street. Listen to the cries of every Black American that demands an end to racism, to injustice and violence.

    You can’t expect Black Americans to continue speaking to this oppressive nation with nonviolence, this nation doesn’t understand that language.  I can’t speak in Spanish to someone who only understands English, this is pure logic. The time is overdue for Black Americans to speak to their government in the language this government understands. Black Americans can and will use whatever means they deem necessary to end the brutality that they must endure day to day, and you as a white American should either stand behind them or get the fuck out of their way.

    Who gives a flying fuck? That doesn’t justify in any way the actions taken by Darren Wilson when he shot Michael Brown 8 times. This is information that has been published solely to demonize a victim of racism and police brutality.

    
”The state is currently spending five times more for the education for a white child than it is fitting to educate a colored child. That means better textbooks for that child than for that child. I say that’s a shame, but my opponent says today is not the day for whites and coloreds to go to the same college. To share the same campus. To walk into the same classroom. Well, would you kindly tell me when that day is gonna come? Is it going to come tomorrow? Is it going to come next week? In a hundred years? Never? No, the time for justice, the time for freedom, and the time for equality is always, is always right now!” 

”The state is currently spending five times more for the education for a white child than it is fitting to educate a colored child. That means better textbooks for that child than for that child. I say that’s a shame, but my opponent says today is not the day for whites and coloreds to go to the same college. To share the same campus. To walk into the same classroom. Well, would you kindly tell me when that day is gonna come? Is it going to come tomorrow? Is it going to come next week? In a hundred years? Never? No, the time for justice, the time for freedom, and the time for equality is always, is always right now!”

      ”The state is currently spending five times more for the education for a white child than it is fitting to educate a colored child. That means better textbooks for that child than for that child. I say that’s a shame, but my opponent says today is not the day for whites and coloreds to go to the same college. To share the same campus. To walk into the same classroom. Well, would you kindly tell me when that day is gonna come? Is it going to come tomorrow? Is it going to come next week? In a hundred years? Never? No, the time for justice, the time for freedom, and the time for equality is always, is always right now!”

      (Source: deneuveing, via black-culture)

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Civil Rights Movement vs Ferguson Protests
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        Civil Rights Movement vs Ferguson Protests

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        Memphis 1968, Ferguson 2014.

We’ve never witnessed an American dream, we’ve only lived an American nightmare. - Malcolm X
Memphis 1968, Ferguson 2014.

We’ve never witnessed an American dream, we’ve only lived an American nightmare. - Malcolm X

          Memphis 1968, Ferguson 2014.

          We’ve never witnessed an American dream, we’ve only lived an American nightmare. - Malcolm X

          Ferguson, MO.

          "All my friends have been killed, I’m sick of it."

          - Protestor Jamell Spann yells at Ferguson police officers.

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