1. 00:45 23rd Apr 2014

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    Reblogged from america-wakiewakie

    Looking at the racist histories of the United States’ government and its legalized enforcers, we are presented with this question: why do we continue to seek justice from our oppressors? We must recognize that we are complicit in crafting the strength and legitimacy of police forces across the country each time we equate our ideas of justice with theirs… [O]ur collective allegiance to the penal and criminal justice system necessitates the police as enforcers of a racist, sexist, classist and violent society.
     
  2. 00:44

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  3. 00:44

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    misandristextraordinaire:

    Hey, it’s capitalism!

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  4. 00:43

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    legitimism:

    Do you ever wonder how many people have loved you and never told you?

     
  5. 00:12

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    thedoctordances:

    There should be chat room on Netflix so you can talk to people watching the same episode as you.

     
  6. 00:12

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    Reblogged from america-wakiewakie

    When our radical community steps up to support families [after police killings], we do so because we recognize the contradictions and opportunities; we do so to rip these contradictions out of the holes carved by government bullets and use them to strategically put police under fire. But as organizers who step up for families and watch life after life stolen and a broad focus by the grassroots on individual responsibility (i.e. prosecuting “bad” cops), our role is different than that of a family member or their legal representation. We must stop falling into traps of the past.

    Traditional definitions would label a “bad” cop as one who either breaks rules at their job or follows the law in ways that appear egregious to civilians. A “good” cop is one who strictly follows the law or who acts in ways that civilians around them perceive as positive. Both those categories exist. Neither have a place in a radical conversation about justice.

    Focusing on individual responsibility – such as the drilled-in demand to jail or prosecute a “bad (killer) cop” – can be deeply important for a family who lost someone, and they alongside those whose job it is to navigate legal confines should be supported to focus on that goal. However, a broader movement built against police killings, police brutality and policing in general, needs to have a deeper understanding of how policing has been and is being experienced: as the armed guard of a legal system that is rooted in the domination of people and land through de jure (legal) and de facto (in reality) slavery and capitalism.

    In the model mentioned above, the justice that is sought is not justice at all. Taking a cop’s badge is useful in that it takes them off the street, but there are many more eager to replace them and many departments willing to oblige. Putting one cop in jail does nothing to solve the larger and endemic issues that plague poor Black and Brown communities. Rather, let’s refocus our energy toward preventing the same patterns that allowed the trigger pulling in the first place from happening again and again.

     
  7. 12 Unarmed Black Males Other Than Trayvon Martin Who Were Recently Killed

    1. Kimani Gray
    2. Ramarley Graham
    3. Sean Bell
    4. Jonathan Ferrell
    5. Oscar Grant
    6. Darius Simmons
    7. Ernest Hoskins
    8. Kendrec McDade
    9. Jordan Davis
    10. Ricardo Sanes
    11. Garrick Hopkins

    12. Carl Hopkins Jr.

    This is just heart breaking. All these men and boys were unarmed and doing absolutely nothing wrong, and not only that in the majority of cases the murderers either faced no jail time or only a couple of years. Some of these murders involve a black man running, a black man using the restroom, and two black men looking over their newly purchased land. 

     
  8. 18:57

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    Reblogged from potatovirgin

    In a classic experiment, the psychologist J. Philippe Rushton gave 140 elementary- and middle-school-age children tokens for winning a game, which they could keep entirely or donate some to a child in poverty. They first watched a teacher figure play the game either selfishly or generously, and then preach to them the value of taking, giving or neither. The adult’s influence was significant: Actions spoke louder than words. When the adult behaved selfishly, children followed suit. The words didn’t make much difference — children gave fewer tokens after observing the adult’s selfish actions, regardless of whether the adult verbally advocated selfishness or generosity. When the adult acted generously, students gave the same amount whether generosity was preached or not — they donated 85 percent more than the norm in both cases. When the adult preached selfishness, even after the adult acted generously, the students still gave 49 percent more than the norm. Children learn generosity not by listening to what their role models say, but by observing what they do.
     
  9. 18:56

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    (Source: green-berret)

     
  10. so i like the last three movies i’ve seen by will ferrel. wish they were a little clearer, but overall they pointed out how ridiculous the news and campaigns have become and suggested business is evil. but at the same time he is a straight white male benefiting from all these things. so yay for that haha