And for the first time, it's the most so far.

 

kinkyturtle:

jcoleknowsbest:

So my facebook friend just posted this pic with this text….


Well, I just witnessed blatant racial injustice with my own eyes. I was getting in my car after exiting a store when a young black man stumbled past me and collapsed against the store wall. When I got out to see if he was okay, a group of white people came rushing over, one of whom was a 20-something white woman who declared in distress, “I ran a red light and hit him with my car!” People immediately assured her that SHE would be okay, meanwhile the young man is writhing in pain on the ground, pants leg torn, tears running down his face. When the police arrived and the young woman explained what happened, it was suggested to her that maybe the light had been yellow and that the young man had “darted out into the street into her path.” I was floored. I said, “But she just SAID she ran the red light and hit him in the intersection!” 





The police officers then led the young woman away and began talking with her privately in low tones. When the paramedics FINALLY got there I was surprised at the hostility they showed towards the young man. One blonde female EMT (shown in the photo) suggested that he couldn’t be THAT hurt if he was able to walk from the place where he was struck to the sidewalk where he finally collapsed. White bystanders commented several times about “What that poor girl must be going through.” I was the only one who commented on what the young man must be going through, what, with his mangled leg and all. I am absolutely positive that in the end “that poor girl” will be absolved of all wrongdoing and be able to go on her merry way. After all, she just ran a red light and slammed her car into the body of some black kid on a bike, right?And people wonder why black people are so angry and want to break shit.
















friendly reminder that studies have shown that white people do not empathize with Black people and we (including medical personel) also think Black people feel less pain

kinkyturtle:

jcoleknowsbest:

So my facebook friend just posted this pic with this text….

Well, I just witnessed blatant racial injustice with my own eyes. I was getting in my car after exiting a store when a young black man stumbled past me and collapsed against the store wall. When I got out to see if he was okay, a group of white people came rushing over, one of whom was a 20-something white woman who declared in distress, “I ran a red light and hit him with my car!” People immediately assured her that SHE would be okay, meanwhile the young man is writhing in pain on the ground, pants leg torn, tears running down his face. When the police arrived and the young woman explained what happened, it was suggested to her that maybe the light had been yellow and that the young man had “darted out into the street into her path.” I was floored. I said, “But she just SAID she ran the red light and hit him in the intersection!” 

The police officers then led the young woman away and began talking with her privately in low tones. When the paramedics FINALLY got there I was surprised at the hostility they showed towards the young man. One blonde female EMT (shown in the photo) suggested that he couldn’t be THAT hurt if he was able to walk from the place where he was struck to the sidewalk where he finally collapsed. White bystanders commented several times about “What that poor girl must be going through.” I was the only one who commented on what the young man must be going through, what, with his mangled leg and all. I am absolutely positive that in the end “that poor girl” will be absolved of all wrongdoing and be able to go on her merry way. After all, she just ran a red light and slammed her car into the body of some black kid on a bike, right?

And people wonder why black people are so angry and want to break shit.

friendly reminder that studies have shown that white people do not empathize with Black people and we (including medical personel) also think Black people feel less pain

kingjaffejoffer:

laughing at how CNN went into one of the looted businesses in Ferguson and spoke to the owner. the reporter started asking all these leading questions that were clearly setting up answers that expressed anger that their businesses were broken into. 

The owner was like “actually I just want justice for Mike Brown im not worried about material things”

UK activists shut down Israeli arms factory

Activists occupying roof of UAV Engines, wholly owned subsidiary of Elbit. (Photo: London Palestine Action)

"For nearly a month, Israel has bombarded Gaza from land, sea and air. More than 1800 Palestinians have lost their lives and war crimes have been committed. To our collective shame, the UK government has not only failed to take action to pressure Israel to stop its massacre, but has refused to take steps to end the material support it provides to Israel’s brutal regime of apartheid and colonialism. When governments support crimes against humanity, grassroots movements must take direct action."

86.5% of Israelis Support Continued War: the Settler-Colonial Attitude

anticapitalist:

FUCK

"the “terror tunnels” referenced to by the poll and IDF are actually smuggling routes whch have existed in some form for decades. However, following the intensification of the Gaza Blockade in 2007 these tunnels have certainly expanded to smuggle a number of goods denied to the economically crippled Palestinian state."

karenkavett:

"BUT WHAT ABOUT THE MEN?!" - Is Feminism Sexist? by marinashutup

This video should be required watching. Just, for everyone.

http://www.salon.com/2014/08/01/millennials_are_so_over_israel_a_new_generation_is_outraged_over_gaza_demands_change/

"International support for Israel is ebbing because the Holocaust narrative can no longer offer an omnipotent shield against a critique of the second narrative regarding the founding of the state of Israel.  Israel is in fact risking losing the narrative war altogether, as more and more of the global public is asking questions that probe into that history, prompted by the evidence of Israeli’s current efforts to continue and expand Israeli power and land, efforts that are now increasingly regarded not as survival tactics but as violent colonial ones."

At this point, can we in all honesty call rocket fire into israel “unprovoked”?

koodles asked
I consider myself a liberal, but I'm having trouble disagreeing with the supreme courts decision regarding Hobby Lobby. I personally don't consider birth control to be an essential part of "health care" and I just can't see how it's a businesses job to provide their employees with that. Why can't people purchase it themselves, or simply just not have unprotected sex? We have to give people their own responsibilities as some point. What do you think?

liberalsarecool:

Birth control is used for many purposes. I don’t think you realize women menstruate every month. You look at birth control narrowly as a sex “green light”. More realistic, it is a way to help with the effects of monthly events like cramps. It really is health care. If you had severe back pain every month, you sure as hell would get medicine. If you bled every month you would call it “health care” [air quotes]. And it seems you are a guy. Your opinion is great, but you’ll never get pregnant, cramps, back pain or hormone fluctuation. Those things all sound like health care to me. 

As for your responsibilities logic: if you hurt yourself doing something stupid, maybe break a leg, would they say “hey, you should be more responsible”? Or would they try to fix you? Leave the judgment out of it. Also, taking a pill every day at roughly the same time is pretty responsible if you ask me.

People need care, not bogus situational narratives to be judged by strangers.

I’m pretty sure the only reason a lot of white people don’t like the n-word is because it’s not theirs and they can’t have it