To say "colored" describes anyone not white. It's not offensive to say people of color. So essentially ever black person is a person of color, but not every person of color is black. "Colored" just describes the entire spectrum of non-white
I’ve really got this feeling that ‘colored’ and ‘person of color’ aren’t the same and aren’t accepted by all PoC’s all around as the same thing
America is some fucked up dystopian shit honestly like how are y’all even surviving? Paying for healthcare? $60,000 on tuition? POC getting shot in Wal-Marts? White men shooting up elementary schools? That’s terrifying I’m worried about all of you
“You realize that everything the police are doing in Ferguson is carefully calculated, right? They’re purposely turning peaceful protests into riots. They’re purposely committing violence to incite violence. From saying ‘We won’t be answering 911 calls,’ which is a very clever way to set themselves up to be able to say, ‘We were afraid for our safety - any call could really be an ambush, our lives were in danger’ right down to the camouflage and the military tanks and wearing more body armor than a soldier in a war zone. Its exactly why they’re going for a media blackout - yet allowing certain photos through - they WANT you to see their tanks. They want you to see their riot gear. They WANT you to see a war-zone. They’re trying to sell the world the idea that this community is inherently and constantly a source of violence and turmoil - they want you to think that they [the police] are being attacked daily in a place so vicious they need full body armor. You know why? Because then, at the end of the day, you might just be able to believe the story they’re going to spin. They’re going to tell you that this (white) officer goes to work in this war zone every day - that he spends every working moment in constant fear for his life. They’re going to tell you that Michael Brown attacked this officer. And then they’re going to bring up everything that has happened in the aftermath and try to use it to convince you that he shot that little boy because he was afraid for his life. They’re setting up a defense. You mark my words, they’re trying to set up a defense.”—
she’s right. and then they gone pick the most out of touch stupidest people in the state to be on the jury. always under the guise of “objective” “non-bias”. bullshit. why are you so focused on someone whose unbiased. truth has a liberal bias. if they’re putting people on the jury who aren’t familiar with the case… like who the fuck is this person? someone who doesn’t read the fucking newspaper or watch the news? someone who doesn’t use the internet? someone who don’t know what is going on. i don’t want them judging me. they let the cops go free!
“A lot of y’all out here trying to demonize black people who are looting or rioting or whatever the fuck else, are you same n***** who managed to move out the hood—most of y’all came from it—but you done found a decent job and moved out, and now you feel like ‘cause you got a little money and a different address, you better than everybody else. And I see what you doin’, I really do, even if you don’t: you’re trying your very best to distance yourself from ‘them n*****’; you’re trying to find whatever difference you can between your life and theirs so you can pretend this shit won’t happen to you. But the fact of the matter is, you can be an unarmed black person and get gunned down by the police or security guards or some other government agency. You can get shot for being black and there’s nothing the fuck you can do about it … It doesn’t matter who you are. It doesn’t matter what job you have; these motherfuckers don’t know. It doesn’t matter how much money you have, how well you speak, what you dress like, how many white friends you have, how many white people you’ve fucked in your lifetime—it does not matter. They see your black skin and they’re afraid. So quit with the respectability bullshit. You absolutely have to stop acting like there’s something about you that will save you from a racist white person’s bullet, because there isn’t.”—Crissle preaching on this week’s episode of The Read (via dillondean)
white people talking about the racism they experienced:i was walking out of walmart and this black girl BUMPED INTO ME and i nicely apologized but she called her 9 black brothers over to BEAT ME UP they called me a SNOWMAN because im WHITE and then these black police officers came and BEAT ME TOO and an alien spaceship full of latinos and asians landed and they called me a cracker and cheered on the blacks! racism against white people IS REAL
hey guys, i know a lot of people have shared the suicide prevention lifeline number which is really great, but i wanted to remind everyone of this website that does the same, except it’s online. i’m sure there are people who might be more comfortable asking for help this way.
2014 was one of those years that started out like “THIS IS GOING TO BE GREAT!!!” and its halfway through and we have a war going on, a deadly disease has been spread, countless shootings have happened, racism is alive, more people have been leaving living things inside of hot cars, and robin williams is fucking dead