“People believe that little white kids in the suburbs have the right to live. They have the right to be happy. They have the right to peace. When it comes to black babies in urban neighborhoods, people don’t believe these children deserve to have similar rights. When people say things like ‘I can’t believe this would happen here,’ they are effectively saying that there are some neighborhoods where these tragic outcomes are far more acceptable. I reject this notion entirely, and it is reflective of both white supremacy and classism.”
— The World Cries for Newtown’s Children, but Few of Us Think About Dead Brown Babies, Dr. Boyce Watkins (via finedineonmyvegangenitalia)
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12:30 pm • 26 December 2012 • 6,065 notes
Nobody complains about “you” being plural and singular but the second you want “they” to be used the same way all hell breaks loose
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12:30 pm • 26 December 2012 • 4,371 notes
when it comes down to it i just don’t think sexuality/sex acts should be something that can be purchased or sold because that is one very small step away from making the human body something to be purchased or sold
This is capitalism. What is all labor but the buying or renting of human bodies?
8:37 am • 24 December 2012 • 5 notes
Sign the petition to recognize Westboro as a hate group
The notoriously homophobic Westboro Baptist Church has, unsurprisingly, promised to picket the funerals of the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting, saying that “God sent the shooter” as a response to America’s acceptance of homosexuality and same-sex marriage. It’s time for this abuse to stop.
If you are so inclined, sign this White House petition asking the Obama administration to recognize Westboro as a hate group. The petition is well above the 25,000 signatures needed for the White House to acknowledge it, and though the government doesn’t actually designate “official hate groups,” it may be time to start.
Of course, this does pose some serious questions about free speech, freedom of assembly, etc etc. However, we have regulations on hate crimes for a reason. Do Westboro’s actions constitute hate speech that could be considered criminal harassment? I’d say so.
Picketing funerals is a hate crime..
Obama is awesome, look how transparent he is with this online petition thing!
Like maybe there are implications to doing this, but whatevs.
What bad could possibly come from banning protests you don’t like? I can’t think of anything.
3:12 pm • 21 December 2012 • 280 notes
Gay rights advocates in Duma, Russia started kissing in the streets (in subzero temperatures) to protest a bill in the works that could ban gay “propaganda.” Favorite kind of protest. More.
4:10 pm • 20 December 2012 • 173 notes
probably my favorite thing in this world is white girls who respond to being called out on their racist behavior with “that’s your opinion :) not every white person is racist ;) you’re the only person being hateful here <3 peace and love i hope you can find happiness within yourself :))))) namaste”
oh my god
2:17 pm • 19 December 2012 • 1,100 notes
ANGELA GO TO ROMANIA WITH ME FOR NEW YEARS NEXT NEW YEARS.
8:34 pm • 18 December 2012 • 3,237 notes
The Moral Underground: How Ordinary Americans Subvert an Unfair Economy
Ned, who works in a chain grocery store, detours some of the “product” that doesn’t quite pass muster—dented cans, not-quite-fresh produce—to his low-wage employees. “I guess you could say I make the most of that,” he said. “I make the most of it. I don’t see it as a scam. It’s not for me, it’s for them. … At the end of the month … that’s all they have.”
5:44 am • 18 December 2012 • 1 note