In truth, nearly half of those individuals who go missing in the US are not white - though one might not know that from the news coverage.
Berry was abducted in April 2003 and DeJesus a year later. They were children when they vanished, and their families were desperate to find them.
Yet the coverage of their abductions was dramatically different.
In Cleveland, the newspaper stories were mainly about the white girl.
[Image: A watercolor of a black cat sitting and looking to the side.]
instead of publicly shaming girls for wearing shorts on an 80 degree day you should teach teachers and male students to not overly sexualize a normal body part to the point where they apparently cant function…
When you turn black people into minstrel memes that is anti-blackness
When black women are imprisoned for defending themselves that is anti-blackness
When black children are murdered in the street like dogs that is anti-blackness
When you try to connect black celebrity to sexual slavery that is anti-blackness
When rappers project jim crow violence onto women’s bodies that is anti-blackness
A Black man can save the lives of three women who have been held captive for ten years and the first thing most people want to do is make fun of his hair and autotune the news report.
Good job internet.
The death toll from a collapsed building housing five garment factories rose to 761 on Wednesday as authorities started disbursing salary and other benefits to the survivors in the country’s deadliest industrial disaster.
According to a control room at the scene, rescue workers recovered more bodies out of the wreckage of the eight-story Rana Plaza that was packed with morning-shift workers when it collapsed on April 24 outside the nation’s capital.
I need to start treatment for my disordered eating soon, but have no way to pay for it. I started a fundraising page to help me afford treatment.
There is an amazing private ED clinic in my city; unfortunately they don’t accept my insurance. I haven’t even been able to get an assessment for my HMO’s ED treatment, and cannot wait weeks more.
The clinic has been wonderful enough to offer me discounted treatment, but it is still too much.
One month of the program will be $3000. I’ll be able to start treatment once I have that money.
Thank you all so much, just for reading this. Please donate if you can. <3
Let’s stop this facade that we are a beacon of tolerance. I don’t need you to “tolerate” me. I don’t want you to merely put up with my presence. All I ask, all I have ever asked, is to be treated as a human being, that bigoted jingoism is not injected into every minute facet my life, that there remains at least the illusion of decency.
So, I no longer want a seat at your restaurant, where you serve me begrudgingly, where I am belittled for asking for food without pork, where I endure your dirty looks at my hijabi friend. I want my pride intact, I want this struggle of mine to be recognized, for you to look me in the eye and acknowledge that yes, this tumor called bigotry is indeed rivering through your veins, polluting your mind, and is so malignant that it compels you to squash my dignity.
It’s the little indignities that slowly devastate your soul. The ones where your guard is down, and you just expect to dress up, look pretty, and enjoy an evening as a newlywed, or at the Oscars, but instead end up humiliated and snubbed. The ubiquitous racist slap in the face is thinly veiled just beneath the carefully crafted façade. This filthy, highly infectious plague is transforming our nation into one of unwarranted suspicion and anguish inflicted on disenfranchised, voiceless people of color. And now, it is no longer my job to enlighten you. To quote what you so often tell ethnic communities, “It’s time for you to step up to the plate, take responsibility, and stop taking what I have earned,” my integrity, my dignity.
Life as a black person:
-inquire bout renting a space, get told they dont want that particular kind of biz there, soon after its rented to whites w same exact biz
-inquire bout buying biz, get shot down w money in hand, soon after sold to whites on credit
-inquire bout employment at 695595 white places, get shot down once they realize youre black, get sent to the one black place in town
“why dont black people have more businesses or people in this field or making money, i havent the slightest!”
Attention, fellow white people. It wouldn’t be my place to try to define twerking, but I can tell you some things that it is definitely not:
- Arrythmically throwing out your back in the general vicinity of music.
- Doing the part of the chicken dance where you hunker down and wiggle your butt.
- An easy thing that anyone can just decide to do after seeing it in a video without having the right muscles developed in the right places.
- Our punchline.
Help kickass trans activist and singer KOKUMO fund her second annual T.G.I.F. (Trans*, Gender Non-Conforming, Intersex Freedom) Pride Rally in Chicago. It’s rare for our movement to support spaces created by trans women of color. Let’s make a change.
Contribute funds here or reach out to T.G.I.F. organizers in Chicago (kokumomedia[AT]gmail[DOT]com) for opportunities to help with organizing or assisting with the 2013 rally.
Just because a person has a mental illness does not mean that they are more violent than neurotypical people.
Mental illnesses are not justification or evidence of someone’s violence.
The more that you insinuate that there is a direct link between mental illness and violence, the more that you stigmatize mentally ill people and prevent them from getting treatment and acceptance.
This is what the school-to-prison pipeline looks like. This is how black youth criminalized.
- She was doing a science experiment
- She’s being charged as an ADULT
- She’s being charged with a FELONY
If this all goes the way the prosecution wants, this young woman will be LEGALLY discriminated against for the rest of her life. No voting, housing discrimination, employment discrimination (as if getting a job while black isn’t hard enough), etc. etc.
There is a petition up … spread the word.
Hey, remember this from yesterday? Go ahead and hit up the petition.
Our apartment caught fire. 4 people and 4 pairs of underwear, 2 hoodies, 1 shirt, 1 pair of pants, 1 cell phone, 1 wallet, survived the fire. We lost everything else
No obligation though. Just know that We have found a community here…Milo, Chris and Myself…and so I thought you might like the chance to support us in a tough time since that’s one of the perks of community…serving and being served…suffering and being suffered with…loving and being loved…celebrating and being celebrated with…I guess I included part of my definition of community.
Thank you for reblogging and posting so many life giving things so we can find bright spots as we continue to figure all this out.
Oh and we’re all tagged. Our Urls are not included in the donation link because we’re sharing this with all of our communities…sometimes for safety and support the first rule of having a tumblr is not talking about having a tumblr…where people who wouldn’t understand could find it?
People starving when tons of unsold food is thrown away globally because people couldn’t afford to purchase the food, that’s violence.
People dying and going bankrupt to pay for their healthcare, that’s violence.
People being evicted from their homes when there are more houses than there are houseless people, that’s violence.