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While there is a lot of appropriate rage about Ferguson right now, the killing of John Crawford, III is getting less attention than it deserves. I put Shaun King’s tweets and history lesson on the matter in chronological order for easier consumption.


Autopsy and video show John Crawford shot from behind in Wal-Mart

Witness in murder of John Crawford changes story

You really should be following Shaun King on Twitter.




not to mention what happens when you give the woman an ethnically coded name…

"Jennifer" is not ethnically coded; Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Love-Hewitt, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Beals (Flashdance), Jennifer Connelly (The Day the Earth Stood Still), JENNIFER LAWRENCE…

No that’s my point; they chose non-etnically coded names. If they had done something like “Lupita” or “Lin” or something then it definitely would have been even more skewed. 

(Source: sandandglass)


City unveiling statue of wrongly accused man
By Stephanie Gallman, CNN,

Even while imprisoned for a rape he didn’t commit, Tim Cole never stopped acting like a big brother.

"He would send us letters, telling us what classes to take, telling us to look out for a subscription to Money magazine he was sending us," brot…

A fitting tribute to a man who never allowed the system to break him!





I hope that this image travels the world …

“While newspapers and television talk about the lives of celebrities, the chief of the Kayapo tribe received the worst news of his life: Dilma, “The new president of Brazil, has given approval to build a huge hydroelectric plant (the third largest in the world). It is the death sentence for all the people near the river because the dam will flood 400,000 hectares of forest. More than 40,000 Indians will have to find another place to live. The natural habitat destruction, deforestation and the disappearance of many species is a fact.”
What moves me in my very bowels , making me ashamed of being part of Western culture, is the reaction of the chief of the Kayapo community when he learned of the decision—his gesture of dignity and helplessness before the advance of capitalist progress, modern predatory civilization that does not respect the differences …

But we know that a picture is worth a thousand words, showing the reality of the true price of our bourgeois “quality of life”.

400,000 hectares gone, forever, in the name of “progress”.

We ain’t shit

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