Such an amazing yet horrifying photo
CultureHISTORY: The Ferguson Protests - #NMOS14
In light of Mike Brown’s murder, and the police occupation of Ferguson, something extraordinary is happening. With the help of #BlackTwitter, social media, the spotlight of national attention and the impassioned citizens of Ferguson, a protest movement is taking shape and it is important to bear witness.
First there was the #IfTheyGunnedMeDown thread which was reported in the NY Times & LA Times, the #DontShoot thread of photos (some above), and tomorrow a National Moment of Silence across the country for the victims of police brutality.
Thursday, August 14th – #NMOS14 - 4:00P (PT) / 6:00P (CT) / 7:00P (ET). Check cities/location here.
The issue of police brutality against communities of color is a decades-old problem. But with new technology, everyone has access to more information and these cases are getting more attention. Plus, in the last four weeks, four unarmed black men have been killed by policemen across the country. Along with Mike Brown in St. Louis, Eric Garner in New York, John Crawford in Dayton, OH and Ezell Ford in L.A. Yes, it’s time for a movement.
my race comes before my sexuality. my race comes before my gender. my race comes before my class.
i am black before i am anything else.
Thank you. this is exactly how I feel. I am black. I am multiracial. I am a woman I am gay. I am a Christian. In that order.
Incredible work here.
Sad it has no credit… anyone?
Protests aren’t so sexy and revolutionary to white motherfuckers when black people do it for self-defense, huh. I like this selective picking and choosing of what constitutes as the “right” kind of retaliation and what’s “wrong.” Your racism is as obvious as the sun in the sky, you V for Vendetta geekass bitches.
peter parker’s job is literally selling his selfies to the daily bugle