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It's very annoying how the #NAACPbombing is being fawned over by non-Black people.


sweetheartpleasestay:

I heard about the NAACP Bombing from postracialcomments (who posted a bunch of articles / screencaps / etc.) and since then Twitter has been on fire about how outrageous and uncalled for the attack was / how surprised they are that none of the major news outlets are reporting it / how Twitter is fueling the conversation…

Meanwhile people are asking Black people how we “feel” about the attack and what we “think” about the fact that none of the major outlets are reporting on it and so on and so forth, as if CNN not reporting makes every non-Black person the next Ida B. Wells of America.

I wish people would understand we don’t have the option of NOT knowing these things,and those of us who do play ignorant and choose not to read the news or pay attention usually suffer because of it; notknowing that this type of crap happens every day puts us at risk as individuals. Not understanding how little a Black life means in the United States is dangerous, point blank period.

So for all of these non-Black people to hear about this incident and lose their minds is absolutely laughable, honestly. This isn’t new. Don’t ask me how I feel about it because it’s exactly the same as I felt about the lack of coverage on Mike Brown’s death, on Eric Garner’s death, on Antonio Martin’s death, on Islan Nettles’ death, on Aiyanah Jones’ death, on Sheneque Proctor’s death, and on the countless other deaths, brutalizations, and crimes against Black people and people of color in general.

We have been ignored.That is normal. We understand that is normal. The fact that people don’tunderstand it as normal says a whole fucking lot about how much they really pay attention to. I’m seeing things about “black on black crime is Googled more often during times when Black people die by the hands of White people, to silence them!" and "RT if you heard about this through Twitter" as if that actually has jackshit to do with the issue at hand: Black people’s issues being silenced, overlooked, minimized, marginalized, put in the back of the paper.

Meanwhile, Black social activists like Mikael Chuks Owunna are not being echoed by most of these people. How you can sit there and say “oh my god it’s so terrible this is being overlooked” while overlooking the voices who matter in this conversationand don’t think it’s a part of the same system is beyond me. You can screech about how a panda cub got more attention all you want, until people start handing the mic over to Black people, shutting up, and listening to what is being said, nothing is going to change.

And if the only way you can seem to “be an ally” is to annoy, pester, and aggravate the people you’re supposed to be allying with because you’re incapable of researching and echoing information from Black people who have spoken extensively on the topics at hand (trust me, there are literally hundreds, we weren’t all born two years ago), you’re the fuckin problem.It is not on us to write our own stories, advertise and promulgate our own stories, and hold your hand and wipe your ass at the same damn time.

It’s completely suffocating to live in a world where even when it’s about you, it isn’t about you.

http://whatwhiteswillneverknow.com/post/107425209557/its-very-annoying-how-the-naacpbombing-is-being



A Smart Dude Takes On Racism With Facts. Not Wild Accusations. Facts. And I’m Begging You To Listen.

http://www.upworthy.com/a-smart-dude-takes-on-racism-with-facts-not-wild-accusations-facts-and-im-begging-you-to-listen?c=tbs

Don't think racism in the United States is an issue? Then, I'm sure that John Green will make you think again:



Although there have been a lot of black activists who have said the same exact things as "Smart Dude," John Green here, I'm sure that this information will get a lot MORE traction in this country simply because it's being recited by a white guy.

Enjoy!


It was a simple and overwhemingly bi-partisan bill...

Both sides were going to vote to pass a bill, H.R. 22, to exempt vets from being counted by employers under the ACA:

H.R. 22 — "To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt employees with health coverage under TRICARE or the Veterans Administration from being taken into account for purposes of determining the employers to which the employer mandate applies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act."

http://clerk.house.gov/floorsummary/floor.aspx


In the debate before voting on the bill, the Republicans took it as an opportunity to politicize the bill as a hit against "Obamacare," while the Democrats rightly pointed out that this is merely the right thing to do for our vets. While watching the Republicans piss all over something worthwhile, all I could say to myself was leave it to these GOPers to fuck up an ice cream social.




If anything, this is just further proof that the Republicans aren't going play nice under any circumstance, even when it's the right thing to do. They're going to politicize everything. In case you didn't know this, they've voted to fund further investigations against the Obama White House with not only the completely unnecessary Select Committee on Benghazi, but the thoroughly discredited "Fast and Furious" scandal as well.

Obamacare, Benghazi, tax cuts for he rich and Fast and Furious, those are the GOP's priorities for the next two years.

It's going to be bad, folks. Real bad.

Thank goodness for the President's Veto pen.

The Weeping Boner makes a comeback tour

Damn, I was rooting for Louie Gohmert.

Oh well.

Although I think that the aliens might have a different take on this...

I'm sure that this would be a perfect opportunity to discuss humanity's rampant arrogance and delusional self-importance.


Before they found out he was a cop and after...



http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/01/04/heres-how-differently-the-media-covers-an-assault-before-and-after-learning-it-was-done-by-a-cop/

The media is not your friend.

Monsanto has gone a bit too far this time...

Not a good list to be on...

Thanks, Doc...

Maybe they should check out the size of their MeDUlla OblonGATas too...



http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/12/conservatives-fear-center-brain/

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