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One of the most durable paradoxes of white supremacy - the idea that those who are closest to an experience of oppression are its least credible witnesses.

Walter Johnson, Soul by soul: life inside the antebellum slave market
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This is the type of violence, from microaggressions to epistemic violence to emotional/physical violence to enslavement/genocide, that gets justified by asserting that the oppressor is “objective” and “logical” and thereby “credible.” As if there is objectivity in choosing to oppress. As if the emotions of entitlement, indifference, greed or hatred aren’t involved. 

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murderwhitepeople:

During my time on tumblr I’ve received a not insubstantial amount of hate.

My detractors have been varied; I’ve had trans white people, white women, white people in their teens, white people in their late 20s/early 30s and so so many others.

But regardless of their education, religion, age, profession, or anything else, there has been one single overarching theme.

There is a perpetual hatred for blackness.

I’m not even black, I’m an ethnic Kashmiri, Pakistani dude but as soon as white people see my url, they immediately think ‘murderblackpeople’ and they storm into my inbox threatening it.

White hatred for blackness is an amazing uniting force for white people. It transcends all social, economic, cultural, and national barriers. White people from California to New York to London to Sydney who see my url, come into my inbox and chime in to just confirm to me that they hate black people and that black people are still the primary targets of their bigotry.

White hatred for blackness is surpassed in remarkability only by how disgusting and pervasive it is.

fact-tory:

commodifiedsouls:

sonofbaldwin:

thebluelip-blondie:

yvngliotta:

regalasfuck:

jean-luc-gohard:

jackanthonyfernandez:

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breenewsome:

& somehow cops managed without a tank & tear gas. #ferguson #mikebrown #policebrutality #racism

Bloop.

What the FUCK

White people riot all the damn time. UNC wins? Riot. UNC loses? Riot. Penn State fires a guy for covering for a pedophile for years? RIOT RIOT RIOT!But too many black people gather, even peacefully, and here comes the tear gas and rubber(coated) bullets.

crazyy

listen.

Stay woke

The thing is:White people riot and destroy property when they lose games, or, strangely, when they win games, at sporting events.They riot and destroy property when child rapists and people who are complicit in covering up child rape are penalized and punished.But if black people riot and destroy property in response to systemic injustice and State-sanctioned violence against black people, then the country, the media, and American citizens regard us as unthinking savages.Surely, the unmitigated fuckery present in this paradigm is self-evident….

At the University of Tennessee, white people burned mattresses in the streets when Lane Kiffin left! :P

The UConn campus erupts into full-out riot, complete with car flipping and property destruction, whenever they win a national championship, yet people barely blink an eye.

fact-tory:

commodifiedsouls:

sonofbaldwin:

thebluelip-blondie:

yvngliotta:

regalasfuck:

jean-luc-gohard:

jackanthonyfernandez:

nailtipflips:

breenewsome:

& somehow cops managed without a tank & tear gas. #ferguson #mikebrown #policebrutality #racism

Bloop.

What the FUCK

White people riot all the damn time. UNC wins? Riot. UNC loses? Riot. Penn State fires a guy for covering for a pedophile for years? RIOT RIOT RIOT!

But too many black people gather, even peacefully, and here comes the tear gas and rubber(coated) bullets.

crazyy

listen.

Stay woke

The thing is:

White people riot and destroy property when they lose games, or, strangely, when they win games, at sporting events.

They riot and destroy property when child rapists and people who are complicit in covering up child rape are penalized and punished.

But if black people riot and destroy property in response to systemic injustice and State-sanctioned violence against black people, then the country, the media, and American citizens regard us as unthinking savages.

Surely, the unmitigated fuckery present in this paradigm is self-evident….

At the University of Tennessee, white people burned mattresses in the streets when Lane Kiffin left! :P

The UConn campus erupts into full-out riot, complete with car flipping and property destruction, whenever they win a national championship, yet people barely blink an eye.

gradientlair:

While Black experiences with racism and anti-Blackness are used as analogies/metaphors and narratives to shape the experiences of non-Black people while erasing Black people’s experiences and humanity (as I discussed in White People Using Blackness and Anti-Black Racism Analogies For Their Experiences Is NOT Intersectionality), these experiences past and present are indicative of our lives, our history, our deaths. A reality. Not an anecdote to lead into something else. 

Michael Brown's execution and all of these extrajudicial executions are indicative of violence that never was truly “past” as it is always present. And it is a REALITY—not a metaphor—with a human cost in Black mental and physical health, in Black safety, in Black bodies. 

Below are the links mentioned in the tweets that I sent above: Black Women Were Lynched TooConsuming Black DeathFamily of Michael Brown, Teenager Shot to Death By Ferguson Police, Talks About His Life.

And look, I am disinterested in White supremacist sociopaths, anti-Black non-Black people of colour or unfortunately some Black people who have internalized racism and believe that the politics of respectability can protect us to now throw out the violent lie, derailment and misnomer (“Black on Black crime” is a misnomer and epistemic violence) that Black people “don’t care about intraracial crime.” This is a VIOLENT type of derailment and is dehumanization. When every race has intraracial crime yet only Black people are deemed to “not care” despite evidence to contrary and then civilian crime is juxtaposed to extrajudicial executions as modern lynchings and State violence? The false equalization is not solely epistemic violence; it is a direct attack on the mental health and well-being of Black people. Save it. (And notably, this derailment only addresses violence between cishet Black men; never a mention about any other Black people cared about or not.)

Black life is valuable in it of itself. Not solely as a trope for consumption with erasure and a demand that we feel gleeful about the erasure to prove “solidarity.” Anti-Blackness and misogynoir are not “progressive.” Michael Brown’s life MATTERED…FULL STOP.

Peace to every Black victim and family of this violence. (My own family is one of them, by the way.)

Peace to Michael Brown’s mother and his family. 

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Video of the 2 construction workers on the scene immediately after Mike Brown was murdered

These 2 workers have recently came forward and confirmed that Mike’s hands were up

i hate that these two white boys have more validity than 5 other black eye witnesses.

I was just talking about that…..

1700-1950s: its illegal for Black folks to testify against Whites

2014- Welp…it’s not TECHNICALLY illegal but ya know…you need some white credibility behind it

The fucked up thing is now the case will gain more traction because of these white men, and not because of the six other Black eyewitnesses whose stories match up.

I’d just like to point out a positive thing from the article linked above…

"The co-worker could not be reached for comment through his employer. He previously told KTVI (Channel 2) that he had uttered a profanity in frustration after hitting a tree root while digging. Brown heard him and stopped to talk.
Brown “told me he was feeling some bad vibes,” the co-worker told KTVI in a video that aired Aug. 12. “That the Lord Jesus Christ would help me through that as long as I didn’t get all angry at what I was doing.”

This young man (Brown) took the time out to share a little gospel just 30 or so minutes before his murder. He was an angel before he even departed.

that did make me smile real hard when I was reading it. Mike was supposed to come right back to speak with them again

mulaneysbutt:

"But it’s very strange. Cause this is the first time I’ve ever seen a law change because the government was just like, ‘*sigh*… fine’."

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Charlie Sheen smokes crack live in a web-chat and they make him the highest paid actor on television.

An 18-year-old black person smokes a blunt and he is unfit to live.

I see you white power.

Comedian Greg Blackshear (via sonofbaldwin)

Not to mention Rob Ford still being allowed to hold office after admitting to a crack addiction and alcoholism, tackling a representative, etc.

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dynastylnoire:

sheluvsbball:

angrywocunited:

But #makeablackgirlmad isn’t? Okay. 



Black women can’t be publicly discussed as beautiful for one second before some white girl gets her feelings hurt for not being the center of attention.

it’s the dude
and his feed is full of a bunch of ‘hilarious’ racist bullshit that i’m not even going to link bc jfc there is a lot of it and it’s bad
she’s not much better - https://twitter.com/sarakateee/status/503711209850281984

dynastylnoire:

sheluvsbball:

angrywocunited:

But #makeablackgirlmad isn’t? Okay. 

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Black women can’t be publicly discussed as beautiful for one second before some white girl gets her feelings hurt for not being the center of attention.

it’s the dude

and his feed is full of a bunch of ‘hilarious’ racist bullshit that i’m not even going to link bc jfc there is a lot of it and it’s bad

she’s not much better - https://twitter.com/sarakateee/status/503711209850281984

Sept. 4 4:30 pm

justice4mikebrown:

jujumonsterr:

Watch full preview here.

Hey, everyone here’s a gentle reminder to please go donate to the making of this documentary about beauty standards in Korea.  It’s a pretty important film (in fact, I see people here reblogging gifs from the preview constantly without knowing where it’s from) and yet they still haven’t received enough money to make it in the foreseeable future.  At the very least, signal boost.