often on the edge

it is where I LIVE,
it is where I LOVE,
it is where I LAUGH

rape culture

so I was watching ROME… a character has wronged a business man and told if he doesn’t make amends, his house will be burned down and his wife and daughters raped while he is forced to watch.

Rape as an act of property destruction, as a punishment for the man who owns the property…

#RapeCulture

elonjames:

#Ferguson Protestors are venting justifiable frustration.

Ferguson On Facebook And Twitter: Ice Bucket Challenge Versus National Guard And Starkly Different Realities

The continuing unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, is quickly becoming a tale of two Internets.

For the last 72 hours, newswatchers have been glued to social media for updates on the latest developments in suburban St. Louis, where fierce protests over the shooting death of Mike Brown continued for the second weekend in a row, but what users saw on Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) was vastly different from what they found on Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). In fact, while Twitter users could barely keep up with the Ferguson updates, many on Facebook saw very few at all.

Ferguson Masterpost

xvarice:

a masterpost of everything i could find on the situation. if there’s anything important i missed, please message me and i’ll add it.
(click my url to see updated links & stuff)

What’s going on in Ferguson:
basics by clehmentine
with respect to the brown family
livestream of ferguson
live twitter feed of ferguson
officer who shot mike brown
live CNN coverage
live updates from NY Times

What the police are doing:
rubber bullet attacks
jamming phone signals?
told off someone asking for help
removed their badges and id tags
false accusations
slurs and threats
more slurs/insults over phone
tear gas violence
arresting/threating news reporters

How you can help:
petition to protect against police brutality/misconduct
food/meal drive for ferguson
what you can do to help post
find contact info for your local reps
help pay for legal fees
protest/fundraiser info
help ferguson links
michael brown memorial fund
help ferguson (outside USA)

Videos/Photos:
twitter posts of riots
paralells, then and now
video of tear gas violence
video proof police attacked peaceful protesters

Etc.
tips against police brutality/tear gas
st. louis county police to be REMOVED from ferguson!
barack obama’s statements
opferguson is a trap website, be warned
by-the-numbers look at ferguson

(via dynastylnoire)

whatblacksshouldknow asked: Hello. I have read (ad naseum) your entire blog and it find it amusing. Blacks CAN be racists, whatever wordplay or semantics you attempt to throw like chaff. Your followers are exactly who'd I'd expect to follow you; sort of like lemming making heir suicide jump over the ledge. Make no mistake: they follow you out of a mob mentality, nothing more. The truth will come out in the Ferguson case. I've DONE my research; the number of witnesses collaborating the assaulted officer's story grows...

southernladyperson:

whatwhiteswillneverknow:

Mob mentality. 

Okay.

I issue a challenge to my followers. Reply back with your thoughts on this. 

I’ll give you some limiters.

  • Don’t source my blog.
  • Don’t source any tumblr blogs.
  • Source college-level material and essays when talking about the word “racism” and “racist”.
  • Look up “social studies” and sociology info.
  • Source news sources, not social media, about the Ferguson case. Yes, it’s going to be difficult, but you know, they are some news reporters that does this thing called “unfiltered news reporting”. 
  • No conspiracy theories.

Lastly… just so the man/woman/third-gender (covering all my bases here) formerly known as “attempts at understanding” or “attempts to understand” knows…

… yes, as a human being, I have this outstanding level of pattern recognition… 

… I wasn’t born yesterday. Just saying.

I love this response. In education we try to DRILL into the heads of students: CHECK. YOUR. SOURCES.

Sunbelt Revolution: The Historical Progression of the Civil Rights Movement in the Gulf South

Police Brutality: An Anthology

After Civil Rights: Racial Realism in the New American Workplace

Policing, Race, and Racism

Discrimination by Default: How Racism Becomes Routine

These are just a few. I will never say that I understand what any Person of Color goes through on a daily basis. I am a young white female and that makes me free from 90% of prejudice. However, I am disgusted in the world I live in. I am sickened by people who use the idea of reverse racism as a basis of argument.

Read. Check sources. I don’t know…Maybe open your eyes to the world around you. Look at the faces of honest people trying better their lives and are made to live in a state of fear. America pushes Democracy upon other countries and waves the indignant flag of “Look how free we are!”

America is not free. Civil Rights are impeded upon EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.

Good men, women, and innocent children are brutalized by those who should be there to protect them.

They are killed MURDERD by an institution created for protection.They could have been leaders. Who knows what someone is capable of contributing to society if you consistently put them down.

danielle1623:

Wesley Lowery recalling a scene in his mind when the police were yelling at photographers to back up because they didn’t want photographers documenting anything. This literally made me cry people in Ferguson are terrified for their lives. Scared of the people who are suppose to protect them.

(via whatwhiteswillneverknow)