July302014

beenlaced:

Just look how fucking gorgeous black women are? And so many shades….

(via blackgirlnerds)

1AM
“We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.”

Seneca  (via elige)

One of my favorite philosophers.

(via the-cheetah-mind)

(Source: lazyyogi, via polylove-girls-blog)

July292014
korrathefirebender:

incompetentantagonist:

*shots fucking fired*

FUCK. This person isn’t even in the realm of fucking around.

korrathefirebender:

incompetentantagonist:

*shots fucking fired*

FUCK. This person isn’t even in the realm of fucking around.

(via tattered-knight)

July272014
July232014
beckycloonan:

So this is a thing! GOTHAM ACADEMY! Written by me and Brenden Fletcher, with art by Karl Kerschl!!! 

beckycloonan:

So this is a thing! GOTHAM ACADEMY! Written by me and Brenden Fletcher, with art by Karl Kerschl!!! 

1AM
“Destroy the idea that men should respect women because we are their daughters, mothers, and sisters. Reinforce the idea that men should respect women because we are people.” (via khaleesi-lifts)

(via kerrimaryberry)

1AM

crownprince81:

odinsblog:

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

But here’s how the interpretation plays out:

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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, etcetc, etc, etc, etc)

This has to stop

Black lives don’t matter. People can use any excuse in the world to kill us. Don’t smile or speak cause they may use that to kill you too.

(via jeankd)

1AM
portiadawn-the-feminist-fangirl:

This one really spoke to me.

portiadawn-the-feminist-fangirl:

This one really spoke to me.

(via marinashutup)

1AM

Here’s a friendly reminder:

caffeinatedfeminist:

-You cannot be sexist toward men. Sexism is based on a system of oppression. You CAN be discriminatory, rude, inconsiderate, and/or prejudiced against men but you CANNOT be sexist toward them.

-You cannot be racist towards white people. Racism is based on a system of oppression. You CAN be discriminatory, rude, inconsiderate, and/or prejudiced against white people but you CANNOT be racist toward them.

This is not difficult.

(via checkprivilege)

July222014
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