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Aug 21

"You’re not protecting the people and you’re not protecting property, so why are you there?" 

"Is it ok to break the law or not? Because the cops are breaking the law left and right. It’s state law that officers wear a badge and their badge number is visible. They blocked our air space so the press cannot view what’s going on. They’re firing tear gas and projectiles onto people’s lawns, into people’s homes, at people on their private property. So is it ok to use violence to get what you want or not? Because a cop blew the head off of Michael Brown. Shot a teenager six times but Michael Brown’s the savage cuz he pushed a guy in a convenience store?"

(Source: jessehimself)


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Aug 21

kingjaffejoffer:

sandandglass:

Source

who was the asshole who stopped it?

me.


449399
Aug 21
I think I may need a break from the internet… I completely thought something catastrophic was gonna happen in this gif, and was a little let down that it didn’t…

I think I may need a break from the internet… I completely thought something catastrophic was gonna happen in this gif, and was a little let down that it didn’t…

(Source: kissedbyatroll)


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Aug 21
I will not be returning to Ferguson

12861
Aug 21

Why is it that people are willing to spend $20 on a bowl of pasta with sauce that they might actually be able to replicate pretty faithfully at home, yet they balk at the notion of a white-table cloth Thai restaurant, or a tacos that cost more than $3 each? Even in a city as “cosmopolitan” as New York, restaurant openings like Tamarind Tribeca (Indian) and Lotus of Siam (Thai) always seem to elicit this knee-jerk reaction from some diners who have decided that certain countries produce food that belongs in the “cheap eats” category—and it’s not allowed out. (Side note: How often do magazine lists of “cheap eats” double as rundowns of outer-borough ethnic foods?)

Yelp, Chowhound, and other restaurant sites are littered with comments like, “$5 for dumplings?? I’ll go to Flushing, thanks!” or “When I was backpacking in India this dish cost like five cents, only an idiot would pay that much!” Yet you never see complaints about the prices at Western restaurants framed in these terms, because it’s ingrained in people’s heads that these foods are somehow “worth” more. If we’re talking foie gras or chateaubriand, fair enough. But be real: You know damn well that rigatoni sorrentino is no more expensive to produce than a plate of duck laab, so to decry a pricey version as a ripoff is disingenuous. This question of perceived value is becoming increasingly troublesome as more non-native (read: white) chefs take on “ethnic” cuisines, and suddenly it’s okay to charge $14 for shu mai because hey, the chef is ELEVATING the cuisine.

One of the entries from the list ‘20 Things Everyone Thinks About the Food World (But Nobody Will Say)’ (via featherframe)

i see this personally with my own 2 eyes cuz grits are for poor people but a white chef has shrimp and grits on our restaraunt menu for $16 dollars and the bowl is half-empty

(via fish-dinner-connoisseur)

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Aug 21

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Aug 21
sonofbaldwin:

Well.H/T Michael Sampson

sonofbaldwin:

Well.

H/T Michael Sampson


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Aug 21

geekscoutcookies:

nudiemuse:

theskeetman:

frankiemarx420:

Kelston Boys’ High School perform a massive haka in honour of the new Maori carving on campus

THIS IS FUCKING SICK

I am having kind of an emo day.

This made me smile so hard.

I had a friend who had some of their Maori family come in to the states. They had a family from there meet family from here bbq and I was invited.

The cutest thing I have ever seen and what made me want to make a baby for thrity seconds was little chubby 4 year old twin boys front and center in the Haka.

I LOVE love this sort of thing in a deep spiritual way I can’t explain.

HOW AMAZING IS THIS

this makes my heart ache.


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Aug 21
kingjaffejoffer:

I was watching the news the other day and although Ferguson is almost 70% Black, less than 15% of them were registered to vote. 
I guess they’re going to use this tragedy as a chance to get them more engaged with local politics. 

kingjaffejoffer:

I was watching the news the other day and although Ferguson is almost 70% Black, less than 15% of them were registered to vote. 

I guess they’re going to use this tragedy as a chance to get them more engaged with local politics. 


55769
Aug 21
tfcj:

All I can say is…wow. Not a good feeling. 
Officer Darren Wilson’s gofundme has more money donated than Michael Brown’s memorial fund. White privilege at it’s finest. 
I don’t usually post about stuff like this, but please share this in hopes of more people donating to Michael Brown’s family. You can find the gofundme page: here.


ain’t that America

tfcj:

All I can say is…wow. Not a good feeling. 

Officer Darren Wilson’s gofundme has more money donated than Michael Brown’s memorial fund. White privilege at it’s finest. 

I don’t usually post about stuff like this, but please share this in hopes of more people donating to Michael Brown’s family. You can find the gofundme page: here.

ain’t that America


6457
Aug 21

dynastylnoire:

inmyivystance:

cuzigottacutefaceandmybootysofat:

deniblogginstuff:

[x]<—

Love him

Are those bullets?

The level of trill is strong with this one.

GLORRRRRRRRRRRRRY


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Aug 21
killedmycatatemytailor:

This is my favourite photo in existence.

killedmycatatemytailor:

This is my favourite photo in existence.


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Aug 21

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Aug 21

Beyond Ferguson, the pattern is clear. Blacks are always to blame, even as we are brutalized by police, ghettoized by neoliberal policies, and disenfranchised by a racist criminal (in)justice system.

But that’s the crux of white supremacist racial logic: the problem with black people is … well, black people – not mass incarceration and the deindustrialization of urban America, not educational inequality and generational poverty, not 400 years of slavery, lynchings, and Jim Crow. To be black in America is to be victimized and then made responsible for our victimization. We built this country. But, apparently, it is we who are lazy and dependent. We are bullied politically, socially and economically. But it is we who are called ‘thugs.’


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Aug 21

(Source: kingjaffejoffer)