I see people saying “How can this happen? Isn’t this America?”

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Well, yes. This IS America.

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(US Army attacks homeless veterans protesting in Washington, DC in 1932)

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1960s Birmingham, Alabama

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1970 attack on unarmed student protesters at Kent State University

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Police action at peaceful UC Davis Occupy protest 

Let’s not pretend like the police actions taken this week are anything new. It’s just the most recent manifestation of a problem America has had for a very long time.

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THE PERKS OF HAVING A BLACK PRESIDENT!

curvesincolor:

A unarmed black child is killed at the hands of the Ferguson Police.

The Ferguson Police has violated the Fourth Amendment by unreasonable searches and seizures of the local Ferguson citizens without warrants. They have violated the right to Freedom of Speech through peaceful protest, and…

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Let me be clear: Unarmed college hopefuls don’t deserve to be shot. Unarmed kids heading to work or trade school don’t deserve to be shot. Unarmed kids floundering aimlessly through life don’t deserve to be shot. Unarmed kids who have been in trouble—even those who have been nothing but trouble—don’t deserve to be shot.

The act of pinning the tragedy of a dead black teen to his potential future success, to his respectability, to his “good”-ness, is done with all the best intentions. But if you read between the lines, aren’t we really saying that had he not been on his way to college, there’d be less to mourn?

That’s dead wrong.

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Black Kids Don’t Have to Be College-Bound for Their Deaths to Be Tragic by Jasmine Banks (via gwest650)

EXACTLY.

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"If you know yourself, you’ll not be harmed by what is said about you."

Arab proverb (via analyticalmuslim)

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