Situations like these are why #Nfl players are taking a knee.. This is the joke and unethical group of a #police department they have it in #Georgia — Manhandling people worse that they would treat an animal. As he’s handcuffed.... while one of their out of shape bald turkey looking “cops” smiles over these jokers as the man cries from the embarrassment and pain of being slammed to the ground • Where are all the racist bigots that want to scream he was resisting? •
Talk about PROTESTS AND FIGHTS GOING ON DOWNTOWN #chicago poor cop got grazed don’t be a cop 👮🏾♀️ NOW OUR CHILDREN ARE DYING WHAT YOU GONNA REPORT ON A JOB RELATED NON PENETRATING INJURY FOR WHY ⁉️ @cbsnews @wgnmorningnews
The fight is not just about police who overstep boundaries to assault my people, at times to the point of death. It’s about the us working together to destroy this system that intentionally breaks the spirits of some of our best and brightest. Black man sells weed and it’s criminal. White man sells weed and laws begin changing to allow for “this new #enterprising idea.” Brown woman does #crack and her kids are stripped from her as she is thrown in jail. White woman does #heroin and, all of a sudden, the system deems #DrugUse a #HealthEpidemic . I’m not saying we don’t need laws; I’m saying we need a system that won’t punish people differently because of circumstances that they cannot control.
#MatthewCharles sold crack, served time, was released, became a contributing member of society, and is now back in prison on a technicality. Why? Because, even more than our system is a punitive one, it’s about keeping an acceptable owner to enslaved ratio. #America doesn’t want to rehabilitate its citizens; America wants to punish them and make them work for free. Nothing has changed except the year on the calendar.
#BlackLivesMatter#American#Racism#MAGA ? #Drugs#WarOnDrugs#CriminalJustice#Prison#PrisonIndustrialComplex#Slavery#Revolution#PoliceBrutality
Back in the slave era they had this thing called 'Breaking the Buck'. Where slave masters would find the biggest strongest slave... and beat him in front of the other slaves to show that even the biggest will submit. A psychological tactic used to keep them mentally in check as a group.
In a way.. I think this is what 45 is TRYING to do to the entire black race in this country. To get some of our best. .. heroes that alot of our youth lookup to ... to submit. He's wants to rule. It has nothing to do with the flag or country.. . like the woman in this video explains. This has to do with hundreds of young, RICH, influential Black Men using their platform to raise awarness... about an issue HE SUPPORTS... Police Brutality.
45 and these spineless NFL owners are about to be in for a rude awakening this season though. This is 2018 now... those days of submission are over.
Thank you @leoncounty for the #freeride to see a #jamesweldonjohnson musical directed by Luther Wells of @famuessentialtheatre
We enjoyed the moments of reflection provided by both the production and the journey to the production.
We even enjoyed #kickingitsquircular with the #mouthyteens sitting in the back of the bus.
Ignoring disrespect of children to adults invites further disrespect - we believe and practice that if we police our own community then we and you don’t have to concern yourself with #policebrutality or #policeoccupation in your community -
The best part of the #spankings or #whoopings that we received growing up was the #lecture or #speech - by the time I was done getting my butt whipped I always knew why, what to do to avoid the next one and how to make the situation better.
Please don’t misunderstand - we neither practice nor encourage #corporalpunishment - nor do we encourage cowardice and intimidation - the balance may be #Squircular
Sometimes he turned both cheeks - sometimes he went off on fools ‼️ 🤷🏿♂️ #memorialdayweekend#62ndanniversary of #tallahasseebusboycott
It is a #Squircular#fact that many people (including me) prefer the back of the bus because people don’t bump you or disturb your peace as often as they are going and coming.
I’m glad and grateful that someone paid the ultimate price for my right to sit anywhere on the bus - just like they fought for my right to live anywhere and yet I live in a self-segregated neighborhood - all my neighbors are so-called Black people and I ride in the back of the bus. 🤷🏿♂️ Happy #squircular Memorial Day Weekend.
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Today I will be mostly reading this title by @akalamusic I saw this guy speak on @frankieboyle111 New World Order show on Friday and was so intrigued I one clicked his book straight away.
I have just finished reading the first chapter: Born in the 1980's and although I was technically born in 1979 in London I was moved by his word's very much felt a connection to these times (and I is 'white'.)
Hm 🤔 I guess being a decent human being gets you banned. It’s insane that a PAYING FAN that travels from VA to Tampa gets treated like this for trying to do the right thing. I’m so sorry this happened to you @retrakx. You didn’t deserve this by any means. @smftampa @smftampa18 @wfla @fox13.news •
Someone burned a black church to the ground. Someone else took the charred remains and created beauty from the ashes. Please see my posts from the new lynching museum. “Scent of magnolias sweet and fresh. Then the sudden smell of burning flesh.”
“From 1877 to 1950, millions of black Americans were targeted by racial terror lynchings. Over 4,400 lynchings have been documented. These lynchings, often conducted in broad daylight, were vicious acts of murder and their perpetrators acted with impunity. Black people were lynched by hanging, burning, shooting, drowning, stabbing and beating. Some were falsely accused of rape or murder, presumed guilty, and killed without trial or investigation; others were lynched for political activism or economic success, for their efforts to organize black communities for political and economic equality, for refusing to address a white man as “sir” or demanding to be served at the counter in a segregated soda shop.
Racial terror lynchings were distinct from hangings and mob violence committed against white people and other groups because THEY WERE INTENDED TO TERRORIZE BLACK AMERICANS AND ENFORCE RACIAL HIERARCHY. VICTIMS WERE TORTURED FOR HOURS BEFORE THEIR BRUTALIZED BODIES WERE LEFT OUT ON DISPLAY TO TRAUMATIZE OTHER BLACK PEOPLE.
With no protection from the constant threat of death, nearly six million black Americans fled the South between 1910 and 1970. Many left behind homes, families and employment to flee racial terror as traumatized refugees.
Lynchings in America were not isolated hate crimes committed by rogue vigilantes. Lynchings were targeted racial violence perpetrated to uphold an unjust social order. Lynchings were terrorism.
This era left thousands dead; significantly marginalized black people politically, financially and socially; and inflicted deep trauma on the entire African American community. These wounds have not yet healed. Lynchings occurred in communities where African Americans today remain marginalized, disproportionately poor, overrepresented in prisons and jails, and underrepresented in decision-making roles in the criminal justice system.”
Every slab that is hanging inside the memorial has an identical twin slab that is lying outside the memorial (foreground). Each slab represents one state/county and the names of each lynching victim is inscribed on the slab.
Each county has been invited to claim its slab — the hope is that all the replicate slabs outside the memorial will be removed, because the represented county has taken responsibility for what happened on its soil. It will serve as a ledger of which counties take ownership of their history of lynching.
It wasn’t just the usual suspects in the South: California, Colorado, Utah, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Nebraska, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, the east coast of Florida including Brevard and Broward counties, and New York (Orange County) all have slabs. Which counties/states will claim theirs?
Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze. Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, first lynching memorial in history, opened yesterday. Honored to be here.
Civil rights trip to Alabama. Each of the 335 jars contains earth from the place of a lynching in Alabama, labeled with the name of the victim; and various artifacts of Jim Crow segregation and racial terrorism.