if anything I reblog is overstepping my bounds as a white person at all please let me know
CultureHISTORY: The Ferguson Protests - #NMOS14
In light of Mike Brown’s murder, and the police occupation of Ferguson, something extraordinary is happening. With the help of #BlackTwitter, social media, the spotlight of national attention and the impassioned citizens of Ferguson, a protest movement is taking shape and it is important to bear witness.
First there was the #IfTheyGunnedMeDown thread which was reported in the NY Times & LA Times, the #DontShoot thread of photos (some above), and tomorrow a National Moment of Silence across the country for the victims of police brutality.
Thursday, August 14th – #NMOS14 - 4:00P (PT) / 6:00P (CT) / 7:00P (ET). Check cities/location here.
The issue of police brutality against communities of color is a decades-old problem. But with new technology, everyone has access to more information and these cases are getting more attention. Plus, in the last four weeks, four unarmed black men have been killed by policemen across the country. Along with Mike Brown in St. Louis, Eric Garner in New York, John Crawford in Dayton, OH and Ezell Ford in L.A. Yes, it’s time for a movement.
"What’s the matter? Never taken a shortcut before?"
Dear Black friends in the US, what is being done to you by the police is abhorrent. From my view in Europe it seems surreal, like a dystopian novel but I know you’re living a nightmare, particularly those of you in Ferguson right now. Distance and poor personal economy…
Please!!! I encourage anyone who follows me or sees this to sign this petition. My city is under a lot of distress right now for this wrongful doing. Here is the link to sign the petition… https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/mike-brown-law-requires-all-state-county-and-local-police-wear-camera/8tlS5czf
see this makes more sense, change.org wouldn’t do shit but here the government HAS to look at it
FIGHTING HOMOPHOBIA DOES NOT MEAN HATING HETEROSEXUALS
FIGHTING TRANSPHOBIA DOES NOT MEAN HATING CIS-GENDERS
FIGHTING SEXISM AGAINST WOMEN DOES NOT MEAN HATING MEN
FIGHTING RACISM DOES NOT MEAN HATING WHITE PEOPLE
FIGHTING ANY KIND OF HATE DOES NOT REQUIRE YOU TO FUCKING HATE PEOPLE
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Palestinian activists are taking to Twitter with their support and some cases, helpful tips on dealing with things like tear gas.
hi okay i feel like i should say this
i understand people’s triggers of shooting and police brutality and death
but could you guys please reblog the posts spreading information about peaceful vigils and protests and other helpful things people not in ferguson can do
LITERALLY how can this petition possibly still be struggling to break 70k signatures?? are you against more measures to keep cops from killing black people in the streets? in their own homes? please signal boost this petition to all your social media sites.
you can sign from any country in the world btw it’s not USA exclusive. get on this please.