Flint Farmer was armed only with a cell phone when video footage caught Officer Gildardo Sierra beating him to the ground and shooting him seven times.
Sierra fired 16 rounds. He admitted drinking “multiple” beers before killing Farmer under the mistaken assumption that he was armed. He had a fatal shooting on his record already. And Cook County prosecutors are refusing even to bring charges against him.
Please…tell me…how in the hell do you get recorded shooting an unarmed man, who is laying on his stomach, 7 times—in the back—and still not have ANY charges filed against you?
If someone got caught shooting a dog 7 times “because they were drunk” they would face a harsher penalty than absolutely nothing
its called antiblackness. our life is worth nothing in this country. nothing. less than a fucking dogs. don’t forget that its always been this god damned way. our lives have always been worth less than animals unless its for labour
[Image: A picture of an older white man with 20 dollar bills (US) over his eyes, underneath the glasses he is wearing.]
[Image: A hand drawn illustration showing two young white people, one a man and one a woman, both dressed in trendy tee-shirts wearing trendy glasses. The man is holding a bindle (a stick with a tied cloth bag on the end of it) over his shoulder. They are both walking past houses and cars that have fore sale signs and advertisements for their reduced prices.]
What if Millennials’ aversion to car-buying isn’t a temporary side effect of the recession, but part of a permanent generational shift in tastes and spending habits? It’s a question that applies not only to cars, but to several other traditional categories of big spending—most notably, housing. And its answer has large implications for the future shape of the economy—and for the speed of recovery.
Read more. [Image: Kagan McLeod]
It’s safe to say that a decent number of Tumblr users are a part of the Millennial generation. So, tell us: Do you own a car or house? If not, why?
IT’S BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO DISPOSABLE INCOME YOU THUNDERING IDIOTS. Fucking preference has nothing to do with it. 50% of college graduates have no job! They all have the most student loan debt ever! What are you asking this question for?!
Also: housing is a good bit more expensive now.
My parents got a 15-year mortgage on a new house in the mid-70s. The house was $32,000. Average home price in that area now? $190,000.
So, home prices went up. Food prices went up. Health care prices went WAY UP. Rent prices went up. Higher education went up so damn high that some of us forgo that all together. Energy prices went up. Car prices went up.
Prices of prices went up.
We also pay cell phone bills, internet bills, data plans, text plans, online subscriptions, cable/satellite tv, netflix, DVR subscriptions — bills that didn’t even exist 30-40 years ago. We also use computers and smartphones and microwaves and other consumer electronics that didn’t exist 20-50 years ago.
We need medications and doctors and contact lenses and tampons and maxi pads and other things that cost money just to be alive and keep us healthy.
Most of us can’t afford to:
- Get married and have a “Traditional” big wedding
- Buy a house
- Buy a new car
- PLAN to have children
- Take two, consecutive weeks of vacation.
Jobs that paid 50k in the late 1990s now pay between 30-35. Interest rates that favor consumers have gone down.
So I say, no. We are not choosing not to buy homes. We’re not choosing to take the bus in cities where there’s no good public transit. WE ARE NOT CHOOSING TO LIVE WHAT SOCIETY DEEMS AS AN UNDESIRABLE LIFESTYLE.
Don’t even get me started on the fact that these two people in the picture are young white hipsters. Young black and brown folks have been forgoing homeownership and buying new cars for decades, this shit isn’t new, pal. You’re just acting like this shit is new because it’s hitting white folks.
anyway, my point is: We are fucking broke.
read the commentary above ^^
"Hey. Hey, guys. I know the economy being fucked up is totally our fault, but what if we tell people the next generation…wants to be poor?”
i swear to god the rich fuckers running our media are so goddamn removed from the reality of our lives!
The commentary, though. THE COMMENTARY IS THE RIGHTEST OF THE RIGHT.
[Image: A beautiful Black woman standing on a street in a busy city with a sandwich board style sign made of cardboard over their body, speaking. The text reads: “one day the poor will have nothing left to eat but the rich.”]
In short, a new Kenyan sci-fi TV series titled Usoni, which is set in a future world in which continental Africa becomes the world’s oasis, as the rest of civilization is in darkness, thanks to the absence of the sun, is set to make its premiere this week.
The series takes on the immigration debate head-on, by imagining a world in which Africa is the most coveted continent, attracting immigrants from outside Africa, because it’s the place on the map that the sun reaches.
Here’s a breakdown courtesy of Kenya-based Tech Moran, where the story originated.
At a time when Africa receives 50,000 Greencard Lottery wins each year to migrate to the US alone, this new production series seeks to address ongoing immigration issues within the world. It is also expected to change the negative portrayal of Africa as a poverty stricken continent to that of an avenue for development, of which, would gradually discourage youth from seeking “greener pastures” abroad. As the brain child of Dr. Marc Rigaudis, directed by Cherie Lindiwe from USIU, the new plot revolves around a young couple embarking on a treacherous journey to reach mankind’s last cradle of hope, Africa. However, the couple must beat the impossible odds, experience great sacrifice yet keep their faith before their goal can be achieved.
Essentially, a story of immigration, but instead of the expected Africans seeking better opportunities abroad, the series paints a portrait of how it would look if the reverse were to happen.
lets retire the term ”””””both genders””””””
Seriously. Would it really be even one iota harder to say “all genders” or “any genders”? It would not be. Just the phrase “all genders” is such a small thing, but it means such a big thing. It means you’re, at the very least, refusing to put a number cap on how many genders can and do exist.
The creeping of Black Friday into Thanksgiving is awful for everyone.
- People are being forced to work on a holiday (which is problematic in itself but all people deserve time off with their families, even if the *reason* holiday is an imperialist racist farce).
- The people who are forced to work these days/hours are so poor that their OWN stores teach them how to apply for food stamps, advise them to eat less to save money, and have food drives for them. Instead of, you know, paying a living wage.
- The people who go to shop on these days are being vilified, but for many of them, this is the ONLY day a year they can afford some semblance of nice things. I’m not going to tell a struggling family that they’re evil for wanting to clothe their kids in durable things the ONE DAY they can afford to do so. If you want to boycott on Thursday or Friday or both, and you can afford it, awesome! I’ll be doing the same. But if you’ve been saving all year to afford a toy for your kid (or yourself) the one day it’s price is within your reach, go for it!
Basically capitalism sucks.
I don’t often reblog political things, but this sums up EVERYTHING I hate about the Black Friday phenomenon. Which is hitting me especially hard this year, because my dad won’t be able to join us for Thanksgiving because he’s scheduled to work. (Thanks, Fred Meyer.)
Black Friday is an awful construct.
[Image: An advertisement for Comfy Breasts with a small picture of a light skinned person laying face down on a long pink pillow. Beneath it is a picture of a long body pillow and a smaller head pillow. The body pillow has a hollow space meant to accommodate breasts near the top of it. The slogan reads: “Finally…their comfort is upfront & paramount!”]
For the big tiddy bitches out there. Lol
i hate when people go “i dont credit fanartists as Real artists because its fanart and they should draw more original art” ok yeah that patronizing attitude is nice and all but you know like… every piece of classical art is fanart of the bible
im sorry da vinci, the last supper doesnt COUNT as real art because its not original art and you should make some ocs
I think I just found the most compelling argument toward fanart ever
LOGIC = IMPECCABLE. Come to collect your prize for saying True Things In a True Way, OP. For you hath earned it on this day.
There’s about fifty different reasons that are tied up in kyriarchy that I can say are responsible for why fanart of the Bible from 300 years ago gets seen as legit but equally gorgeous and painstakingly created art from a TV show is dismissed.
But it boils down to this: it’s because Bible fanart was not accessible either in it’s creation or even it’s source material to wide swaths of people in the time and context of its creation. The Bible was certainly around, but there were fuckloads of people who couldn’t read it either because the only copies were in Latin (which they didn’t speak) or they couldn’t read at all.
Television, movies, comics, manga, anime, books, etc are all now extremely accessible due to astronomically higher literacy rates. They’re easy for people at all levels (relatively speaking) to get their hands on.
TL;DR - Fan art gets dismissed because people can’t use it to assert superiority over others. It doesn’t become an instantly recognizable status symbol if you got an original of, say, someone’s art of Ichabod and Abbie from Sleepy Hollow on your wall.
[Image: A poster done with hand drawing and water color style colors showing CeCe McDonald, a beautiful Black trans woman smiling brightly with one hand over her heart and one hand held out in a “stop” gesture. The text reads: Honor our Dead and Fight like Hell for the Living. In June 2011 CeCe McDonald fought off a racist, transphobic attack. She was sentenced to 41 months in a men’s prison for 2nd degree manslaughter, despite clear evidence of self defense. Free CeCe. Support trans women of color.]
by Micah Bazant
hot tip: bisexuals, pansexuals, and other people attracted to more than one gender are still queer
even if they are in a relationship a cis person of a different gender
because, hey, it’s still a gender among the many that they can be attracted to
they are not “betraying the cause” or whatever shit just because they are in a relationship that happens to make them appear straight
because they ain’t straight
THANK YOU FOR THIS. ILU OP.
[Image: A tweet that reads: “Teen triple majors at Morehouse College, will graduate from med school at 22. Beneath is a picture of a smiling Black teenage boy standing in front of a school building.]
This hasn’t gotten enough recognition
CONGRATULATIONS, SIR! WERE I TO KNOW YOU, I WOULD BRING YOU THE FINEST COFFEE AND DONUTS IN ALL THE LAND.
When I’m twice this kid’s age I still won’t be half as cool. Hats off to him!