Like ever since Onika’s Anaconda, so many white girls have been huffing about, “Buns aren’t THAT great!” or “Now I wish I had some buns!” It happens anytime a black girl or more decides to own her body and sexuality.

I always feel like when a white woman says they want a booty or a body of a black woman, there may be an ulterior motive of, “Wow, I see a black woman confident in who she is and has no shame in her sexuality, and now I want to steal that confidence.” Huh.

cmtothemc:

everets:

outalee:

Same, Sam Smith.

this is impressively bad

And I bet neither of them will get shot on the streets for posing like that

cmtothemc:

everets:

outalee:

Same, Sam Smith.

this is impressively bad

And I bet neither of them will get shot on the streets for posing like that

reina-negrita:

There’s so much going on here that needs explaining?
What is Taylor doing with her body?
why is lorde yodeling?
Why is jordin latched unto Jason like she don’t wanna catch some of the craziness that’s afflicting these white folks?
someone pls 

reina-negrita:

There’s so much going on here that needs explaining?

What is Taylor doing with her body?

why is lorde yodeling?

Why is jordin latched unto Jason like she don’t wanna catch some of the craziness that’s afflicting these white folks?

someone pls 

(Source: cosmopolitanmagazine, via alekwex)

cmtothemc:

#STBPTP #TBW #BMI This is something my multicultural student associations did for Mike Brown. So proud but I missed it!

cmtothemc:

#STBPTP #TBW #BMI This is something my multicultural student associations did for Mike Brown. So proud but I missed it!

evolutia:

electropopprofessionalexpert:

evolutia:

electropopprofessionalexpert:

"I considered myself a racist at the time"

now can we stop saying only white can be racist
everyone can be racist/prejudice regardless of creed/sex/sexual orientation/religion/race/ect  

We need to stop giving reasons to dividing people with the race card

Did you even read the article you quoted? Because I don’t think you did. Michael Jordan, in this interview said that he had antipathy towards white people due to a large Ku Klux Klan presence throughout his childhood. And he threw a soda at a white girl who called him the n word. Michael Jordan’s reaction is anything but racism, it’s an odd choice of wording, but to say his actions are racism, you haven’t read anything.

You just pulled this out of your ass to say gotcha.

Racism =/= Prejudice. In Michael Jordan’s case, his prejudice was justified, because he was harassed and antagonized by his peers and the KKK.

You want to talk about race card, white people put it in the deck and play it all the time, when it’s convenient for them, like +4 in Uno. “Race Card” is racialized terminology the vilifies Black people for speaking out against oppression. The term race card is anti-black.

We aren’t dividing anything, it’s people like you who are drawing lines in the sand. Just because Black people don’t want to tolerate abuse and speak pointedly against white supremacy, doesn’t make us racist. You need to lecture white people on this subject matter, not us.

In your opinion, if you really read the article, should Michael Jordan and his family broke bread with members of the KKK? Should he have gave the girl who hurled racist epithets at him a hug? Look at the context. MJ may have had antipathy towards white people but it’s not even comparable systematic oppression, in actuality it was a protective barrier against it.

blowing this out of context. I didn’t state if it was justified or not. I have close friends  who are black and they have told me they have friends/family who are racist against white people. Racism = over generalizing/stereotyping people due to there race. I have to deal with people being racist against my Hispanic step dad and two sisters. I’m against racism of every type including racism towards black people.  Don’t attack the whole for the actions of a few. my only point is everybody can be racist. this shouldn’t be a competition on “who is more racist” Racism of any sort is flat out wrong ~ I don’t support the racist white pigs like in Ferguson

You essentially did say it was justified. You used this example, to say that Black people can be racist, and the material in the article didn’t support what you said. MJ was a victim of here, from the KKK to being harassed at school.

Then you bring up the foolish and ignorant dictionary definition. So by your own admission, if I read the definition on medicine, I would be a doctor. If you study sort of critical race theory, that dictionary doesn’t even come into play because a sentence doesn’t cover the broad social implications of race. The fact that you used that, shows that you don’t really have a good grasp of what you’re talking about.

Racism =/= Prejudice. Racism is a systematic institution, and if you don’t know that, I suggest you do some reading. To profess that having a weariness to the KKK and racists, makes a person just as bad, shows that you don’t understand context. And don’t think that I didn’t notice that you haven’t brought up anything regarding the article you mentions, which leads me to believe that you know you’re in the wrong, so you deflect, attempt to change the subject and sing of kumbaya. Please excuse me if I don’t have the patience for someone who won’t even read the material that they’re using to prove that Black people are racist.

Are your Black friends lynching white people? Are your Black friends creating sundown towns. Are your Black friends creating a system where White people can’t get hired, if they have a white sounding name? That would be racism. A systematic oppression of a people. It’s not just being rude, and instances of prejudice aren’t always wrong, case in point with this example quoted.

You have a lot to learn before you speak on this subject matter. If you’ve been paying attention to Ferguson you should be able to see the racial component, and you should be able to see that this example would never happen to white in the US, in 2014. Everyone doesn’t have an even hand in this thing.

And before I end this, if you think a minority of people are racist and discriminatory, I would have to question your life experience.

I would like you to do me a little project. I would like you to find examples of Black people showing disrespect to dead teenagers. With Travyon Martin and now with Mike Brown, white teens are making a meme out of it and posting photos on twitter. I’ve never seen Black people do that sort of thing, I’ve never seen it. That should tell you what type of culture and what type of society we live in. Talk to white people about their issue with race, don’t lecture us, we already know what’s going on.

(via cmtothemc)

thepoliticalfreakshow:

African-American Girls & Women Killed By Police: Speak Their Names. See Their Faces. Know Their Stories.
There is this false myth going around that Black women are not victims of police violence. I believe the myth exists because quite frankly the media, social justice organizations and we the public tend not to focus on it. It is a self-fulfilling prophecy. I hope this post will make all of us change our minds. Here are the stories of some of the Black women and girls killed by law enforcement:
Adaisha Miller, Detroit Woman, Hugged Cop From Behind
LAPD cop charged with assault in death of Alesia Thomas
7-year- old Aiyana Stanley-Jones – Detroit Free Press
17 Year Old Darnesha Harris Dead after Run-In with Breaux
Mackala Ross and Delores Epps
Eleanor Bumpurs
Erica Collins family files lawsuit against Cincy Police
Pleasant Grove crash claims life of second person | AL.com (Heather Parker)
Family grieves after loved one killed in crash with APD (Jacqueline Culp)
Family of victim question police use of deadly force – KWCH (Karen Day)
Kendra James remembered at Portland rally | KOIN.com
Pedestrian Killed on I-95 in Florida (Laporsha Watson)
After Cleveland shooting, cities restrict police chases(Malissa Williams)
Miriam Carey, Capitol Suspect, Suffered Post-Partum Depression
Elderly Woman Shot & Killed By Hearne Police Officer (Pearlie Golden)
Rekia Boyd Settlement: Family Of Unarmed Chicago Woman
Former Pa. trooper pleads guilty in fatal accident (Robin T. Williams)
Shantel Davis Killed By NYPD Cop In Car Chase | News One
Friends: Woman killed by police was nonviolent | Las Vegas (Sharmel Edwards)
Suspected Walmart Shoplifter Shot To Death In Front Of Kids (Shelly Frey)
The NYPD’s Poor Judgment With the Mentally Ill | Village Voice (Shereese Francis)
Harrisburg woman identified as victim in police SUV crash (Shulena S. Weldon)
$2.5M settlement in shooting of Lima woman by police officer (Tarika Wilson)
No Charges in Killing of Tyisha Miller – Los Angeles Times
Texas Police Admit Officer Shot & Killed Unarmed Woman (Yvette Smith)

thepoliticalfreakshow:

African-American Girls & Women Killed By Police: Speak Their Names. See Their Faces. Know Their Stories.

There is this false myth going around that Black women are not victims of police violence. I believe the myth exists because quite frankly the media, social justice organizations and we the public tend not to focus on it. It is a self-fulfilling prophecy. I hope this post will make all of us change our minds. Here are the stories of some of the Black women and girls killed by law enforcement:

Adaisha Miller, Detroit Woman, Hugged Cop From Behind

LAPD cop charged with assault in death of Alesia Thomas

7-year- old Aiyana Stanley-JonesDetroit Free Press

17 Year Old Darnesha Harris Dead after Run-In with Breaux

Mackala Ross and Delores Epps

Eleanor Bumpurs

Erica Collins family files lawsuit against Cincy Police

Pleasant Grove crash claims life of second person | AL.com (Heather Parker)

Family grieves after loved one killed in crash with APD (Jacqueline Culp)

Family of victim question police use of deadly force – KWCH (Karen Day)

Kendra James remembered at Portland rally | KOIN.com

Pedestrian Killed on I-95 in Florida (Laporsha Watson)

After Cleveland shooting, cities restrict police chases(Malissa Williams)

Miriam Carey, Capitol Suspect, Suffered Post-Partum Depression

Elderly Woman Shot & Killed By Hearne Police Officer (Pearlie Golden)

Rekia Boyd Settlement: Family Of Unarmed Chicago Woman

Former Pa. trooper pleads guilty in fatal accident (Robin T. Williams)

Shantel Davis Killed By NYPD Cop In Car Chase | News One

Friends: Woman killed by police was nonviolent | Las Vegas (Sharmel Edwards)

Suspected Walmart Shoplifter Shot To Death In Front Of Kids (Shelly Frey)

The NYPD’s Poor Judgment With the Mentally Ill | Village Voice (Shereese Francis)

Harrisburg woman identified as victim in police SUV crash (Shulena S. Weldon)

$2.5M settlement in shooting of Lima woman by police officer (Tarika Wilson)

No Charges in Killing of Tyisha MillerLos Angeles Times

Texas Police Admit Officer Shot & Killed Unarmed Woman (Yvette Smith)

(via tatyaner)

Eva in Freedom Writers framing that black boy as the killer in the convenience store in the beginning of the film shows anti-blackness within other poc communities, which can be used against black people.

cmtothemc:

I’ve had seemingly white friends say to me they think it’s racist to have BET, NAACP, and the African American Student Association. I’ve had them tell me I was “respectable” and the type of black girl others should aspire to be. I even hear quite a few racially insensitive comments from their experiences with black people, thinking they can confide in me. And then when I gradually begin to avoid them and stop talking to them as much, they have the nerve to ask me, “Do you not hang out with me because I’m white?”

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Like when you try to cut off all ties to toxic and racist white friends, they’ll be likeimage

jcoleknowsbest:

dagwolf:

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.






Guess what’s happened since Brenda spoke about this on her Facebook? From the Facebook user:

Brenda Sanders10 hours agoOPEN LETTER TO FACEBOOK:To all the hundreds of people who have sent me friend requests because of the post I made about the boy who got his by a car, I would like to apologize to any of you whom I have not responded to. I had absolutely no idea that my post would go viral. Honestly I was just venting to my FB friends about a horrible thing that I witnessed and couldn’t have imagined that it would pick up this kind of momentum. I responded to the first couple dozen friend requests and was absolutely amazed by the negative responses I was getting from people. So many people sent me friend requests so that they could have the opportunity to criticize my actions person-to-person. A lot of people seemed to have issues with the fact that I didn’t post pictures of the kid, that I didn’t stand up to the cops more, that I didn’t figure out a way to get the boy to tell me his information, even though he couldn’t talk at the time - at least one person even thought I should have lied and told the cops that I HAD witnessed the accident. Then there are the racists, neo-Nazis, and just plain ******* white people who have accused me of making the whole thing up to get attention, of trying to stir up controversy and other much more bizarre motives. I’ve been called a “race baiter” a “reverse racist” (whatever the hell that’s supposed to be) and other much more inflammatory things that I won’t mention here. I’ve even been threatened.I’m sure that many of you who have sent me friend requests are not like this. You’re probably good people who were understandably outraged by my story and just wanted to connect with me out of support and solidarity. Because of those initial negative experiences, though, I’ve decided to stop accepting friend requests at this time. I’m sorry, but if you’d seen some of the things people were saying I’m sure you would understand. I will take a moment to address some of the more frequently asked questions that people have had:#1 Why didn’t I post pictures of the boy on Facebook? First off, the entire incident caught me completely off guard. My main concern before the paramedics arrived was making sure that he was alright. I was down on the ground, holding his hand, telling him that everything would be okay — unlike the others around us who seemed much more concerned with making sure the girl who hit him with her car was okay. The one thing I was NOT doing, however, was standing over this young man taking pictures of him with my cell phone. Shame on anyone who thinks I should have been.#2 Why didn’t I stand up to the police more in the situation? I tried. But once they realized I wasn’t an actual witness to the accident they completely disregarded what I had to say. Could I have gotten in their faces about it? Um, has anybody been paying attention to what’s been going on in this country right now? Are you really suggesting that I should have taken an AGGRESSIVE STANCE against law enforcement officers right now? Do you value MY life at all??#3 Why didn’t I get the kid’s name, address, phone #, social security #, fingerprints, mother’s maiden name, emergency contact person, etc.? THE BOY WAS GASPING AND CRYING IN EXTREME PAIN FROM WHATEVER DAMAGE WAS DONE BY THE SPEEDING VEHICLE THAT SLAMMED INTO HIS BODY. Trust me on this, he was in no condition to tell me his life story.#4 Why didn’t I lie and tell the cops that I had witnessed the accident so that — what?? What the hell would that have solved? If I didn’t ACTUALLY see what happened and other people did, I think the cops would be able to figure out pretty quickly that I was lying. Soooo … I really don’t know what else to say about that one.I don’t know how to feel about the fact that this post went viral. On the one hand, it was a relief to share the experience and have so many people who I haven’t even met show their understanding of the absolute frustration that black people are dealing with everyday in this country. It was good to feel supported and, yeah, I guess I’ll go ahead and say it - to be validated. At the same time, I’m definitely concerned, especially with people TAGGING the Baltimore City police department in their shares, talking about getting guns and going out and killing people, and some of the other more violent things that folks are proposing be done about the current situation we find ourselves in. I would hate to think that my post would be the cause of somebody going out and doing something that they’ll regret.Thank you to everyone who reached out. Thank you for the kind words, thank you for caring about the well-being of that young man when no one else did, thank you for the prayers that were sent out to him. I hope that we can somehow use experiences like these as a catalyst for positive change and not just fuel to feed the fires of our collective rage. I don’t have the answers for how to bring ourselves out of this situation, but one thing that recent events have done is motivate me to get up and do SOMETHING. I sincerely hope that others will do the same.


This is what happens when we speak out….

jcoleknowsbest:

dagwolf:

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.

Guess what’s happened since Brenda spoke about this on her Facebook? From the Facebook user:

Brenda Sanders
10 hours ago
OPEN LETTER TO FACEBOOK:


To all the hundreds of people who have sent me friend requests because of the post I made about the boy who got his by a car, I would like to apologize to any of you whom I have not responded to. I had absolutely no idea that my post would go viral. Honestly I was just venting to my FB friends about a horrible thing that I witnessed and couldn’t have imagined that it would pick up this kind of momentum. 


I responded to the first couple dozen friend requests and was absolutely amazed by the negative responses I was getting from people. So many people sent me friend requests so that they could have the opportunity to criticize my actions person-to-person. A lot of people seemed to have issues with the fact that I didn’t post pictures of the kid, that I didn’t stand up to the cops more, that I didn’t figure out a way to get the boy to tell me his information, even though he couldn’t talk at the time - at least one person even thought I should have lied and told the cops that I HAD witnessed the accident. 


Then there are the racists, neo-Nazis, and just plain ******* white people who have accused me of making the whole thing up to get attention, of trying to stir up controversy and other much more bizarre motives. I’ve been called a “race baiter” a “reverse racist” (whatever the hell that’s supposed to be) and other much more inflammatory things that I won’t mention here. I’ve even been threatened.


I’m sure that many of you who have sent me friend requests are not like this. You’re probably good people who were understandably outraged by my story and just wanted to connect with me out of support and solidarity. Because of those initial negative experiences, though, I’ve decided to stop accepting friend requests at this time. I’m sorry, but if you’d seen some of the things people were saying I’m sure you would understand. I will take a moment to address some of the more frequently asked questions that people have had:


#1 Why didn’t I post pictures of the boy on Facebook? First off, the entire incident caught me completely off guard. My main concern before the paramedics arrived was making sure that he was alright. I was down on the ground, holding his hand, telling him that everything would be okay — unlike the others around us who seemed much more concerned with making sure the girl who hit him with her car was okay. The one thing I was NOT doing, however, was standing over this young man taking pictures of him with my cell phone. Shame on anyone who thinks I should have been.


#2 Why didn’t I stand up to the police more in the situation? I tried. But once they realized I wasn’t an actual witness to the accident they completely disregarded what I had to say. Could I have gotten in their faces about it? Um, has anybody been paying attention to what’s been going on in this country right now? Are you really suggesting that I should have taken an AGGRESSIVE STANCE against law enforcement officers right now? Do you value MY life at all??


#3 Why didn’t I get the kid’s name, address, phone #, social security #, fingerprints, mother’s maiden name, emergency contact person, etc.? THE BOY WAS GASPING AND CRYING IN EXTREME PAIN FROM WHATEVER DAMAGE WAS DONE BY THE SPEEDING VEHICLE THAT SLAMMED INTO HIS BODY. Trust me on this, he was in no condition to tell me his life story.


#4 Why didn’t I lie and tell the cops that I had witnessed the accident so that — what?? What the hell would that have solved? If I didn’t ACTUALLY see what happened and other people did, I think the cops would be able to figure out pretty quickly that I was lying. Soooo … I really don’t know what else to say about that one.


I don’t know how to feel about the fact that this post went viral. On the one hand, it was a relief to share the experience and have so many people who I haven’t even met show their understanding of the absolute frustration that black people are dealing with everyday in this country. It was good to feel supported and, yeah, I guess I’ll go ahead and say it - to be validated. At the same time, I’m definitely concerned, especially with people TAGGING the Baltimore City police department in their shares, talking about getting guns and going out and killing people, and some of the other more violent things that folks are proposing be done about the current situation we find ourselves in. I would hate to think that my post would be the cause of somebody going out and doing something that they’ll regret.


Thank you to everyone who reached out. Thank you for the kind words, thank you for caring about the well-being of that young man when no one else did, thank you for the prayers that were sent out to him. I hope that we can somehow use experiences like these as a catalyst for positive change and not just fuel to feed the fires of our collective rage. I don’t have the answers for how to bring ourselves out of this situation, but one thing that recent events have done is motivate me to get up and do SOMETHING. I sincerely hope that others will do the same.

This is what happens when we speak out….

(via boygeorgemichaelbluth)