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iamoneofmany:

There’s almost nothing I love more than being read to.

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Millions of families suffer every year!

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estebanwaseaten:

Millions of families suffer every year!

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Hey, White Americans. We Need to Talk.

postcardsfromspace:

According to a Pew Research survey, only 37% of white Americans think the events in #Ferguson raise important issues about race.

Okay, fellow white people. We need to talk.

Let me tell you a story: I was an angry punk teenager. Not violent, but I did a shitton of trespassing, and I got into a lot of screaming matches with cops.

I have never been arrested.

I have never been violently attacked by police. Hell, I have never been seriously threatened by police.

I am fully aware that I’ve survived to adulthood largely on the benefits of my race.

When you are white in America, you get away with all sorts of shit. Have you read this account from a white dude who actively tried to get himself arrested? You should. It’s telling.

So, if that’s your main frame of reference for dealing with law enforcement, it is really easy to assume that when someone else gets targeted by the police, they must have done something really bad. After all, you know the police aren’t that petty, right? They’re there to help: That’s what TV tells you, what your teachers told you, what your parents told you. “If you’re in trouble, find a police officer. They’ll help.” And, y’know, if you’re white, most of the time, that’s probably true.

When you’re white in America, it is awfully easy to pretend that you don’t live in a country where the nonviolent physical presence of black people, especially black men, is considered sufficient threat to justify use of lethal force. It’s really easy to pretend that laws are enforced equally; that arrest rate has any demographic resemblance to actual crime rates; that the police are there to protect us from the bad guys.

And, I mean, I get that. It’s a lot more comfortable to pretend that safety correlates to virtue than to confront the ugly truth that a system that benefits you very directly does so at the cost of other people’s lives; that what you were taught was the just reward for being a good person is, in fact, the privilege of your skin. That’s a big part of why we work so hard to retcon narratives about how the black people our police murder must have been dangerous, highlight every casual infraction like it’s a killing spree. We are so desperate to believe that the system that feeds us is just.

It doesn’t feel good to acknowledge that stuff. It feels gross. A system we trusted—one we should be able to trust, that should work for the benefit and protection of everyone has made us accomplice to some deeply horrifying shit.

But here’s the thing:

This happenedThis is happening. Not recognizing it; stonewalling and insulating ourselves in our little bubbles does not make it go away.

And not acknowledging it, not having asked for it, does not make us any less complicit, or any less responsible for owning and fixing this. We are actively benefitting from a fucked, corrupt, murderous system. That is on us. As it should be.

So educate yourself, get the tools, and start dismantling this fucker. You have the time: after all,  no one’s shooting at your kids.

Privilege is the bandwidth to speak up and dismantle because you’re not in fear for your life. And there is no conscionable excuse for failing to use it.

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buckbarrow:

do you ever have second-hand obsessions

like one of your friends is super obsessed with a thing so whenever you see something about it you’re like “YES THIS THING” but you’re not the one obsessed with it. they are. you know very little about this thing and yet it still excites you because it excites your friend

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fakegaysluttyantics:

anyone concerning themselves with trying to prove that michael brown shoplifted from a convenience store believes that black people should be executed extrajudicially for petty theft

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sodomymcscurvylegs:

Being an adult is realizing that $5,000 is a lot of money to owe and very little money to own.

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[anxiously hopes u consider me a friend]

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nowtrytherest:

Just remember: even if you can’t slay dragons and shoot fireballs from your hands, you can step over small objects in your path, and that makes you more badass than a lot of video game characters.

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ejacutastic:

if anything I reblog is overstepping my bounds as a white person at all please let me know

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jean-luc-gohard:

The Ferguson PD has successfully reframed the conversation to be about a robbery, but remember, Darren Wilson didn’t know about any robbery when he stopped Mike Brown. That means he didn’t even get shot over $2-3 in stolen cigarillos. He got shot for jaywalking.

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Pringles: “you don’t just eat ‘em” wtf do you think I do with them

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Pringles: “you don’t just eat ‘em” wtf do you think I do with them

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"School is the advertising agency which makes you believe that you need society as it is."

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bisexualfandom:

i feel like it’s kind of unjust for we as white people who are attending protests or gatherings for michael brown and ferguson to do things like raise our hands up, or hold signs like ”don’t shoot”, because i feel like it willfully ignores that one of the main components of police brutality is to uphold white supremacy, which means that we are almost never going to be targeted - at least not for being white - and will receive swift justice for our deaths

i mean, i realize these things are symbols for the black and brown bodies being targeted, but that doesn’t change the fact that we aren’t, and that we can do these things and still walk away from it without a second thought

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neongenesisevangaylion:

kumagawa:

white people back at it again

they all look exactly as you would expect them to

Soooooo…. Where’s the riot police to stop them……..

My question exactly

PSA: Just want to make sure we recognize that not all white People are shitty just as not all black people are shitty okay thanks

PSA: local white teen’s reply on a text post about white people back at it again proves that white people are in fact back at it again 

What the fuck

langsettte:

kumagawa:

averagehope:

s1uts:

bauks:

neongenesisevangaylion:

kumagawa:

white people back at it again

they all look exactly as you would expect them to

Soooooo…. Where’s the riot police to stop them……..

My question exactly

PSA: Just want to make sure we recognize that not all white People are shitty just as not all black people are shitty okay thanks

PSA: local white teen’s reply on a text post about white people back at it again proves that white people are in fact back at it again 

What the fuck

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