August 20, 2014

(Source: kingjaffejoffer, via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

August 17, 2014

micdotcom:

7 everyday items worth more than a black person’s life in America

We’re constantly being asked to qualify black life in America. So when Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson identified Darren Wilson as the officer who killed 18-year-old Michael Brown last weekend, the logic he employed was all too familiar. 

When a black person is killed under dubious circumstances, the conversation inevitably turns to what the victim did to precipitate – if not outright deserve – such an abrupt and violent demise.

This is the America we live in today.

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

July 30, 2014
Robert Fisk: Eight hundred (at time of print) dead Palestinians. But Israel has impunity (Independent)

Lets remember that the Palestinian death toll has now virtually DOUBLED… but our ability to process this proportionality has not changed.

Emphasis mine.

Note: Fisk writes with a certain orientalism and “we are the West” tone that can be disconcerting, but is one of the best versed, most centrist academically accurate reporters in the Middle East.

July 10, 2014
World reacts to the conflict in Gaza

The US and UK are disgusting, Germany’s not so hot… Ireland… eh.  But Seriously.  Israel has Iron dome.  Those rockets from Gaza barely do damage.  88 dead and 600 injured, on the other hand, in people kept trapped under seige by a genocidal government, the US and UK don’t care about.

June 26, 2014
aljazeeraamerica:

Detroit activists call for UN help as city shuts off water for thousands

Detroit has too much of some things – stray dogs, abandoned houses – and not enough of others, such as residents who pay their water bills.
The latest sign of Detroit’s decline came from the city’s water department, when it said in March it would begin shutting off water for up to 3,000 homes and businesses a week in an attempt to stop the utility from sliding even further into debt.
The announcement sparked outrage among activists groups, who say the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) is going after the city’s most vulnerable citizens to shore up its bottom line.

Read more

aljazeeraamerica:

Detroit activists call for UN help as city shuts off water for thousands

Detroit has too much of some things – stray dogsabandoned houses – and not enough of others, such as residents who pay their water bills.

The latest sign of Detroit’s decline came from the city’s water department, when it said in March it would begin shutting off water for up to 3,000 homes and businesses a week in an attempt to stop the utility from sliding even further into debt.

The announcement sparked outrage among activists groups, who say the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) is going after the city’s most vulnerable citizens to shore up its bottom line.

Read more

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

June 25, 2014
US plans new Texas holding facility for unaccompanied migrant children

This is fucking disgusting

June 13, 2014
portraitsofboston:

“I do black history projects for television.”“How did you become interested in these projects?”“It’s because I’m partially black, and I know both sides. I look white, so I find that white people who don’t know who I am tend to be very racist around me, if they want to be. They never know, and I’m very sensitive to this. When I hear something racist, it makes me cringe. It hurts.”

portraitsofboston:

“I do black history projects for television.”
“How did you become interested in these projects?”
“It’s because I’m partially black, and I know both sides. I look white, so I find that white people who don’t know who I am tend to be very racist around me, if they want to be. They never know, and I’m very sensitive to this. When I hear something racist, it makes me cringe. It hurts.”

(Source: portraits-of-america)

June 11, 2014
Look this over.  It clearly demonstrates that the US is a nation of overwhelmingly incompetent shits.
pewresearch:

What does it take to be president? We asked Americans about 16 different traits and how it affects support for a candidate.

Look this over.  It clearly demonstrates that the US is a nation of overwhelmingly incompetent shits.

pewresearch:

What does it take to be president? We asked Americans about 16 different traits and how it affects support for a candidate.

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

May 13, 2014
"

In an interview aired Monday where he expressed sorrow for recorded racist remarks that earned him a lifetime NBA ban, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was anything but apologetic toward Magic Johnson, one of the men mentioned in the recording, repeatedly disparaging Johnson’s HIV-positive status, dismissing his work in charity and business and saying he’s not a proper role model for children.

"He’s got AIDS!" Sterling said loudly at one point, cutting off CNN’S Anderson Cooper as the interviewer attempted to cite Johnson’s accomplishments after Sterling asked, "What has he done, big Magic Johnson, what has he done?"

"He acts so holy," Sterling said. "He made love to every girl in every city in America, and he had AIDS, and when he had those AIDS, I went to my synagogue and I prayed for him, I hope he could live and be well. I didn’t criticize him. I could have. Is he an example for children?"

"

The Guardian

April 11, 2014
anarcho-queer:

Fact: 5.3 million African American men are denied the right to vote based on a past felony conviction.
That means more than 13% (39 mil) of the general African American population and 28% of the male African American population (18.5 mil) are prohibited from voting.
—  Ten Facts About The Racist Criminal Justice System
Felony Disenfranchisement is highest in the former slave states and states with a history of civil rights violations like Florida and North Carolina. Today’s red states—particularly in the bible belt—where the Republican voting base is strongest, appear to have vested racist and political interests in permanently separating Black people from their right to vote.
This link provides information on each state’s voting laws for those with a felony record.

anarcho-queer:

Fact: 5.3 million African American men are denied the right to vote based on a past felony conviction.

That means more than 13% (39 mil) of the general African American population and 28% of the male African American population (18.5 mil) are prohibited from voting.

—  Ten Facts About The Racist Criminal Justice System

Felony Disenfranchisement is highest in the former slave states and states with a history of civil rights violations like Florida and North Carolina. Today’s red states—particularly in the bible belt—where the Republican voting base is strongest, appear to have vested racist and political interests in permanently separating Black people from their right to vote.

This link provides information on each state’s voting laws for those with a felony record.

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