A lot of people are furious with the AP for this Renisha McBride tweet
In a case that highlights yet again the often deadly combination of racial profiling and gun ownership, Renisha McBride’s murderer was convicted Thursday on charges of second-degree murder.
Although McBride’s tragic story is one of precious few examples in which black victims of racial profiling receive the media attention and jury verdicts they deserved, such was not the case in the immediate aftermath of the McBride verdict. In fact, the Associated Press, one of the most respected wire sources worldwide, sent out a particularly galling tweet Thursday, reducing the situation to a “Detroit homeowner” who “fatally shot a drunk woman” on his porch.
Institutional privilege is still a problem for both the media and the public alike.
I used to work in news, and this was a HUGE problem…why? bc on my whole news show of over 100 people (on the production side) you could count on two hands how many people of color there were and ON TOP of it those hired to report the news are entrenched in their own white supremacy and privilege. They would see this headline and think it is just A-OK…. and that is a scary combination. I used to bring up when the script and headlines were disgustingly offensive and folks would be like “OMGGGGGGGGGG how is that racist”…keep in mind I didn’t say racist…I said offensive (because, you know since the Black girl has a problem with it…) so much so, that I just started changing the script on my own because it happened so often (everyday) and that wasn’t even my job. Major reason why I left. Toxic white supremacists galore.
Baden told reporters Brown—who was not given medical attention—likely would not have survived the shooting.
look at those entry wounds
he wasn’t shot running away
And gunshot wounds to his inner arms.
You know, the part displayed when you hold your arms in the air and scream not to be shot.
We’re not people really. Our concerns are not America’s concerns. We are just here for entertainment. We’re a convenient treasure trove of limitless creativity to be pillaged, watered down, and re-purposed for White audiences and the people getting rich from bastardized stereotypes and simplified caricatures of everything we bring to the table have nothing to say when shit gets really real.
WHAT DID I SAY
I WAS JUST SAYING EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED. MILITARIZATION OF BLACK AND BROWN COMMUNITIES, G4S, PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX, POLICE BRUTALITY, THEY TRAIN SOME SECTIONS OF THE NYPD IN RAMALLAH EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED.
are you surprised? i’m not
My surprise is minimal. This isn’t shocking at all.
tbh the nypd goes there to train them
Honestly not even a little shocked
gotta love it when idiots use their ~progressive~ points to further antisemitism!
did you read the article? or glance at it? it was a fucking week. seven days. hardly enough time to actually indoctrinate someone with the tools of dehumanisation. like come on; that’s barely a fraction of the time officers spend in their academies. it was probably a sweeping glance at various prisons and maybe watching an interrogation or two. ~*~conspiracy~*~
like american police academies aren’t already completely shitty. the american cj system is incredibly corrupt and needs an overhaul very badly.
but clearly it can’t just be white people. All the Jews and their evil scheming have to be behind it. because that’s not racist at all.
Absolutely nobody mentioned antisemitism other than you. Don’t strain yourself with that reach, sweetie. It’s a long one.
it’s really not. it’s actually really blatant.
OP and everyone in this post is trying to claim that israel has something to do with the mike brown incident. the fault in ferguson has absolutely nothing to do with israel, and the only reason to mention israel in this is antisemitism. anyone with any sense would realise that.
the police chief spent seven days in israel. what the hell are they going to indoctrinate him with in a week?
mike brown was shot to death because the United States’ CJ system is corrupt and our police academies resocialise recruits in a way which increases their likelihood for racial profiling and increases their aggression on the field. this is america’s fault, not israel’s, and if you’re too stupid to realise that, then go ahead and keep up with your day-to-day antisemitism as you wonder why the hell jewish people don’t feel safe in the diaspora.
antisemitism isn’t just boycotts (which are happening now in the diaspora!) and laws and rallies where people chant “kill the jews” (which are also happening right now in the diaspora!)
and if you’re dumb enough to think it is then maybe you shouldn’t talk about social justice issues at all.
These zionists are either the stupidest people to walk the face of this planet, or else they’re the most cynical.
Literally no one is saying the Jews are behind this. But you fucking better believe that it’s relevant that the police chief of town where people have been teargassed and beaten and arrested for demonstrating against brutality went to Israel for training where these policies are the norm for their police’s handling of the indigenous Palestinian people.
The accusations of antisemitism every time someone criticizes Israel and how it is exporting its racist policies all over the world to countries eager to find new ways of oppressing dissenters or oppressed populations are getting tiresome.
So once again, shove a sock in it. Your cynicism or stupidity — I don’t care which it is — doesn’t work anymore.
Food doesn’t taste better or worse when documented by Instagram. Laughter is as genuine over Skype as it would be sharing a sofa. Pay attention. Take in nature, hold someone’s hand, read a book. But don’t ever apologize for snapping a photo of a sunrise after a hike, or blogging about the excitement of having a crush, or updating your goodreads account. All of these things are good and should be celebrated. Smile at strangers on the sidewalk and like your friends’ selfies. It’s all good for the human spirit.
this makes me happy
Randomly remembering a joke and laughing about it to yourself
This fucking duck. Gets me every time.
Would you believe in what you believe in if you were the only one who believed it?
Image of Yukari Takeba with inverted colors and flipped 90° clockwise
Belongs in some modern art museum in San Francisco or NYC
Thank you. I call it
Image of Yukari Takeba with Inverted Colors and Flipped 90° Clockwise (2014)
*sips fine wine and leans to the Malayan monk standing next to me*
this art is shit
*jacks off to this*
Wtf these colors aren’t inverted if I invert this picture it doesn’t go back to normal you lied to me
Fuck. Shit I’m so sorry I made this image a while ago but I found it saved onto my phone and posted it. It’s actually an Image of Yukari Takeba with a blue colored filter and then had it’s colors inverted and flipped 90° clockwise
News from Gray Haddock for this upcoming Thursday.
those characters where if you knew them in real life you would genuinely fucking hate them but in a fictional world it’s like ah yes this fucking asshole that i love
When you’re in the room by yourself trying to decide whether to stay alive,
you can tell yourself “I should probably stay alive
because I’m the only one who knows the meaning of that thing,”
so the logo is an encouragement for people to create.
That’s what it means.
At a deposition, Ferguson’s former police chief revealed that his staff did not keep records of incidents in which officers used force against citizens, so long as no one died; in other words, there was no way of telling how often incidents like Davis’ happened.
remember shit like this when they talk about how mike brown’s shooter had no disciplinary record