So my facebook friend just posted this pic with this text….Well, I just witnessed blatant racial injustice with my own eyes. I was getting in my car after exiting a store when a young black man stumbled past me and collapsed against the store wall. When I got out to see if he was okay, a group of white people came rushing over, one of whom was a 20-something white woman who declared in distress, “I ran a red light and hit him with my car!” People immediately assured her that SHE would be okay, meanwhile the young man is writhing in pain on the ground, pants leg torn, tears running down his face. When the police arrived and the young woman explained what happened, it was suggested to her that maybe the light had been yellow and that the young man had “darted out into the street into her path.” I was floored. I said, “But she just SAID she ran the red light and hit him in the intersection!”
White people are ghouls
This bothered me all morning. The idea that I live near people like this has been hanging over me for weeks and has literally leeched the energy and spirit from me.
But when I went to Google to learn more about what happened, it turned out that the bar was not advertising this. Instead, a customer wrote it and he was then thrown out the bar and banned for life.
The bar owner went on to say that he had a half-black son.
And that they ”drove through Ferguson yesterday and [he] … would be the last person to joke about Michael Brown.”
This alone doesn’t fix things. Someone still wrote those awful things on that sign. But hearing the rest of this story does make me feel a little less terrible.
Because what I really need to see more of right now is proof that people aren’t as awful as I’m starting to believe they are.
From Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route by Saidiya Hartman
This is the picture that is being spread around Twitter that “proves” Michael was charging the officer.
1. Michael Brown wasn’t a skinny athletic white woman running the fucking 100m dash off blocks.
2. He had on flips flops. You ever tried running in some flops? Even if he had on sneakers, they aren’t track cleats that weigh next to nothing.
3.He had to have weighed an easy 200+ lbs. Do you think he could match the angle of her body considering THEY WERE DIFFERENT HEIGHTS AND WEIGHTS?
4. THIS ISN’T HOW PHYSICS AND GUN TRAJECTORY WORK AND COMMON SENSE WORK.
Stop it. Stop proving how stupid you are. It’s hilarious to see you try.
(TW: It’s on of the most idiotic anti-liberal Twitter pages I’ve had the unfortunate luck to come across)
dumbest post ive seen. OBVIOUSLY mike brown wasnt a skinny white woman, but he was a BIG 300 lbs black male. Everyone pumps their arms when they run. It’s how running works. so i dont see your argument in that. positioning all the same, except he was most likely standing up taller, not so bent over. If gun shots couldnt stop Brown advancing toward the officer, please tell me how his lack of adequate footwear would. You’re a liberal, how would you even know how guns work? How can you be so ignorant to this? All this new evidence is coming out, and you still refuse to acknowledge it.
Okay, Bethany, I’m going to call you Bethany because fuck you. And I’m going to explain this in a very slow and simple way for you to digest, okay, babydoll?
Alright! Let’s Go! We will start with a picture.
It’s the muthafucking scientific method! You remember this right? I’m kind of getting the feeling that you might not by the unstructured blogglob of a paragraph you spewed from your mouthhole, but we’ll just assume you do.
How this science thing works:
1. Ask a question. Could a 200lb+ be shot as the autopsy photos show if he was charging towards someone else?
Well, gee! I don’t know. Let’s continue to the next step!
2. Background research: What angle would he have to be in for the bullets to land in the places he was shot?
I still don’t know! Let’s try it out! We have to find a model for the problem….
(Finds picture of a athletic white woman frozen in one position.)
HOL UP HOL UP HOL UP WHOA DERE!
CLASS WE HAVE A PROOOBLEM!
You see! The way science works is, when you’ve asked yourself a question and are trying to prove it, YOU FIRST MUST REPLICATE THE PROBLEM.
You wouldn’t ask “Why white people age the way that they do” by studying an Asian. You would study a white person.
So, if the picture is of a skinny athletic white person and they are using that to prove how a 200+ lbs man was shot in the same place (with the assumption that 6 shots could be fired at the SAME DAMN TIME or timed so precisely that they land EXACTLY how the picture has it), GUESS WHAT? The square peg wouldn’t fit in the round hole.
DUN DUN DUUUUUUUUUUN.
Okay, class (and Bethany) what did we learn today. TO PROVE YOUR POINT, you can’t use an abstract example! (or be stupid enough to FALL FOR IT).
Now sit your silly ass down and shut up.
'Why white people age the way they do'
A snatching of a lifetime, bruh. Bethany, go home.
White people really need to understand that Nicki Minaj is not for them. She’s not talking to them or living an experience that they experience even in a small percentage. She is not for them, she is no talking to them.
All of these thinkpieces and policymic posts with white people (esp white women) acting like the Anaconda song and video are the most sexist things to ever exist, these posts acting like Nicki is hurting black people (black women specifically) by shaking her ass and talking about sex, need to be erased from the internet.
It is not for you. She is not talking to you, white people. She is not talking about you.
Get over yourselves and quit making those ridiculous ass, concern-trolling “oh well hip hop is the most sexist genre ever and Nicki is as appropriative/exploitative as Katy/Miley/Madonna” posts and go educate yourself as to why Black women’s bodies and what they do with them are none of your damn business if you’re not a fucking black woman.
Nicki Minaj grew up, at least partially, in a country where the establishment was post colonial black and artists related to a black audience. Then she moved and got involved with hiphop, where again the originators are black and spoke to a black audience.
Yt ppl want everything. And mad as hell they can’t claim her, cause they don’t understand even half of what she says. So instead they want to vilify her.
But she ain’t talking to you. She’s not here for you. Like, you can buy a gluten-free cookie, but it wasn’t made for you unless you’ve got gluten allergies, wheat allergies or celiac or maybe even Crohn’s.
It’s the same deal where in the US you tell people under 21 how “The booze isn’t here for you. Yes you see the commercials, and yes it’s in stores you frequent, but it ain’t for you.”
In this case, it’ll NEVER be for yt ppl. They’re just around when it’s happening.
Also I’m apt to slap anyone talking about Minaj as appropriative, cause do you know what an ACTUAL melting pot Trinidad is? There’s lots of things that can be referenced that speak more towards the island than the originating culture - I can’t even.
Yt ppl can’t stand the fact that she’ll take their money, but she ain’t here for them. They never like to see that shit turned around on them.