We find it easy to be incensed when wrong is done to a friend. We are ready to fight injustice when someone we love has been wronged. However, God reminds us that our worship means little if we do not also protect those who are weak, marginalized, oppressed, and forgotten. It’s not just our friends who need our help; it’s also those who have no friends who need us. “To do right” doesn’t just mean being a good person and avoiding evil in our sanctified little enclaves; it also means to care, comfort, and encourage those no one else wants to notice.
“A lot of different men will come on as day players or guest parts, and I recognize that there’s a certain strength that I have now, or a certain command that I have being one of the leads on the show that I hadn’t had before. Just owning that space and not being expected, as a woman, to shrink, or curtsy, or any of those sort of things.”
POLICE BRUTALITY/TERRORISM STRIKES AGAIN: Witnesses Say A Utah African-American Man Was Running Away From Police When They Shot & Murdered Him [TW: Racism, Ethnocentrism, White Privilege]
An attorney for the family of the 22-year-old black man who was fatally shot by Utah police last week says the evidence suggests he was running away—contradicting earlier reports that he had “lunged” at the police officers.
Darrien Hunt attracted police attention Wednesday morning outside Saratoga Springs when he allegedly began walking around with a samurai sword. His family later described the sword as a “harmless 3-foot souvenir sword with a rounded edge” purchased at a gift shop, the AP reports.
Hunt was reportedly shot at least four times and died on the street outside a Panda Expressrestaurant.
Police initially claimed they shot him after he “brandished the sword and lunged toward the officers with the sword,” Utah County Chief Deputy Attorney Tim Taylor told reporters.
But Hunt’s mother—and some witnesses—say otherwise.
"They killed my son because he’s black. No white boy with a little sword would they shoot while he’s running away," Susan Hunt told the Deseret Times. “Those stupid cops thought they had to murder over a toy. This is my baby. This is my family. And they ruined my family.”
According to the LA Times, there’s evidence that suggests the shooting may not have been warranted:
According to Salt Lake City attorney Randall K. Edwards, an independent autopsy conducted Saturday at the behest of Hunt’s family showed Hunt had been shot “numerous times,” none from the front.
"This is consistent with statements made by witnesses on the scene, who report that Darrien was shot to death while running away from the police," Edwards said in a statement provided to the Los Angeles Times on Sunday. "It would appear difficult, if not impossible, to reconcile these facts with the story released by the Utah County Attorney’s Office that Darrien was lunging toward the officers when he was shot. We continue to hope that a full investigation will reveal the whole truth about this tragedy."
The LA Times does note, however, that Edwards declined to identify the pathologist or provide reporters with a copy of the report.
[image via ABC 4 Utah]
Source: Gabrielle Bluestone for Gawker
You know shit cray when a white mom’s black son can’t even make it to 30.
they don’t care if your mom is white when you look black
Next person to tell me mixed niggas are safe from this racist bullshit is getting slapped
^^^^^^^ what he said times 80
Important for ALL of us to consider.
here are a few Mod R and I mod m are watching:
- How to Get Away With Murder (ABC)
- Black-ish (ABC)
- Jane the Virgin (The CW)
- Cristela (ABC)
- Stalker (CBS)
- Selfie (ABC)
- The Flash (The CW)
- Scorpion (CBS)
Feel free to recommend more and submit any examples of fandom racism. Also if you make a fanblog for one of these I will be reblogging promos to fansofcolor so tag that blog and I’ll make sure to give you an immediate signal boost here and there. Also if you make something for the characters of color I’ll reblog photos and gifsets here all other fanworks to fansofcolor so make sure to tag us or send us links to your fanworks (I want to boost the fandoms for these shows but I’m currently busy with this blog and fandomshatewomen). Let me know if you have suggestions for other ways to boost these fandoms!
There’s Ronald, who says “the white guys will never have a chance to be a fireman” and “minorities should understand that a lot of white boys aren’t going to be pushed around”. There’s Claudia, who doesn’t “have a lot of black friends” yet laments that “you can’t even talk about fried chicken or Kool-Aid without wondering if someone’s going to get offended”. There’sJason, who asks, “Do I think it’s beneficial for me being white? Have I gotten any privileges like that? I would say no” and wonders why, “for some reason, some black people kind of hold onto the back in the day, the slave thing, or they feel they’re not being treated right.” And there’sDeanna who, “as a voluptuous woman,” is clearly afraid of black men.
lol wow id slap him in the street if i saw him
They stay outing themselves and showing their ass and then have the audacity to be like “the majority of whites aren’t racist” “not all white people”
These are just a few excerpts, but I’m sure all who were interviewed shared the same sentiments.
Ferguson vs Pumpkin fest
The media’s treatment of these two events were shameful!
#naturalista #naturallysexy #naturalnubians #naturalbeauty #naturalsistas #naturalhair #natural #Nubian #blackisbeautiful #blackqueen #queen #brownskinlady #dope #art #beauty #locs #locsnation #afro #afropuff #twists #braids #boxbraids #curlyhair #afrocentric #africanart #picoftheday #Chicago #teamnatural #exotic #model
"When I looked at Annalise, that’s a fantasy role of mine. That’s the kind of role I want people to see me in."
Viola Davis and how she sees Annalise.
Another installment of Brown in Kansas, a cartoon series by Steffany Brown. (Want to see more? That’s up to Steffany, but reblog anyway to show your support!)
- “Scare the world: Be exactly who you say you are and tell the truth.”
- Tourism, White Privilege and Colonial Mentality in East Africa
some day i’ll stop feeling sad all the time
not today though