with love comes decay

I was afraid when they killed [Brown]. I was scared about my big brother, Taujh, ’cuz he’s around 18. So I was kind of scared for him because he wears hoodies and stuff.

10 year old Antonio Jones from Ferguson explains his fears for his older brother. 

Even at the age of 10 this boy recognizes that wearing a hoodie and being black is enough to make his brother an extremely likely target. These are the concerns of black children in the U.S, these are their fears and this is the reality they face.

idelity:

Egypt, China, Russia and Iran’s governments have now all criticized the USA over the human rights being broken in Ferguson. 

idelity:

Egypt, China, Russia and Iran’s governments have now all criticized the USA over the human rights being broken in Ferguson. 

When The Media Treats White Suspects And Killers Better Than Black Victicms.

irrationalliberal:

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via The Huffington Post.

I’ve never seen anything so accurate in my life.

thetigerbeat:

British woman Harnaam Kaur started growing facial hair at 16 as a side effect of polycystic ovary syndrome. She tried waxing, shaving and bleaching before being baptised a Sikh, which forbids the cutting of body hair. Photograph: Brock Elbank/Barcroft Media

White people get so angry at the phrase, “You cannot be racist towards white people.”

I will never understand why.

Why are you so angry that you are being treated as actual human beings? You are not reduced to caricatures, but portrayed as characters. You are treated fairly, judged not by your skin tone, but by the ways that you carry yourselves, by your actions.

Why do you want to experience racism so badly? It is not fun to be mocked, dehumanized, attacked, killed, incarcerated simply for daring to exist. It is not fun to know nothing of your history or family because it was torn apart, whether through distance or death. It is not fun to hear, at every turn, comments reminding you of your lesser status as humans.

Do you really want to turn on the tv, open a magazine, watch a movie, play a video game, and not see yourself? Or, even better, to only see yourself as a criminal, as a drunk, a mocking stereotype, or as someone to be killed off? Or would you rather see fleshed out, well-written characters with lives and personalities and feelings? I know which I’d rather pick.

If I were a white person, the phrase, “You cannot be racist towards white people,” would be the best thing I could ever hear.

i finally put some thoughts into words // thedeathcats  

i know there are way too many of these but

communistpropaganda:

communistpropaganda:

hi, i’m a mentally ill trans girl living in the deep south with an abusive mother and an apathetic father, and my living situation has past the point of me being able to function at all

im trying to scrounge $200 for a bus ticket to get out of here ASAP so if anyone has any spare money at all, however little or much, i would appreciate it if  you could either donate or buy my music (or both) (donations work better because bandcamp takes a revenue share)

any donations would be very, very, very, very much appreciated

hell if u want ill send you a couple of songs that ive recorded but havent released yet

i fucked up the link on this post but the donate button on my blog works ill fix this tomorrow

xthegirlwithkaleidoscopeeyesx:

Him: We finish each other’s s-
Me: -ocial justice rants

cisharming:

If a trans woman is telling you that a term you’re using is misgendering her and offending her, here’s how you properly argue against her:

  • you don’t
  • you are wrong
  • you are misgendering her
  • stop it

letsbreelhere:

fun brain teaser for cis journalists: write an article about trans people without using the phrases “used to be a…” or “biologically”