andreadisaster

andreadisaster:

micdotcom:

Potent minimalist art sends a strong message about police and vigilante brutality in America

Journalist and artist Shirin Barghi has created a gripping, thought-provoking series of graphics that not only examines racial prejudice in today’s America, but also captures the sense of humanity that often gets lost in news coverage. Titled “Last Words,” the graphics illustrate the last recorded words by Brown and other young black people — Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant and others — who have been killed by police in recent years.

Let us not forget their voices

Absolutely heartbreaking.

This is amazing.

judgeisonvinyl
I am not Mike Brown. I am white. I am middle class. I am female. I am small. I am not considered a threat. When police see me they see someone who looks like them. They see their mothers, their daughters, their sisters, themselves. I am not at risk of being shot by police for existing while black. I am not at risk of being shot while unarmed. I am not at risk of being shot while armed with nothing more than a BB gun. I am not at risk of being shot for reaching for my wallet. I am privileged.
But I am outraged. And if you aren’t outraged, then you aren’t paying attention. This is America in 2014. This is our reality. It’s so easy to get jaded and to ignore these atrocities, to act like this doesn’t affect us. It’s so easy to get apathetic. In the past it was the youth who protested. Where is the rage of the youth? Where is our rage?
Like I said, I am not Mike Brown. But I am outraged.
burningbrooklynbridges

burningbrooklynbridges:

judgeisonvinyl:

Hey, ladies — catcalls are flattering! Deal with it

THIS ISN’T EVEN FROM THE ONION, THIS ISN’T SATIRE, THIS IS A REAL ARTICLE HOLY FUCKING SHIT GOODBYE CRUEL WORLD, GOODBYE GOODBYE GOODBYE

this can’t be real life

This poor, poor woman says it herself right in the article - she is lacking some serious self-confidence. Sorry your daddy never gave you any attention growing up, go to therapy and deal with your issues so you can stop gaining “confidence” from “men” giving you “compliments”. Gross.

*That feeling isn’t confidence, those males aren’t what I would call men, and those aren’t compliments, they’re demeaning. 

burningbrooklynbridges

cognitivedissonance:

Tonight in Ferguson, Mo. Even CNN is calling out police brutality.

We are watching history unfold. Do not stand down. Spread the word.

No justice, no peace.

I was away from twitter both Saturday and Sunday nights and it was heartbreaking to come back to reality and more of this. I don’t believe in God, but I’ve been praying every night that Jay Nixon and Claire McCaskill and maybe even Obama, will do right by ALL of their constituents and figure out a solution to this mess. I don’t know what that solution is, but I get paid to put shirts in bags, not govern and protect citizens. 

A good start might be to see these leaders out in the streets with the protestors. Also, no more curfews, get the schools back in session, community town hall meetings, release information pertaining to the actual shooting incident of Michael Brown, arrest the officer who shot him so that the community sees this is serious (and also for his own safety - I genuinely fear what the general public might do to him), set forth training to be given to the STL county police force against racial profiling, etc etc.

This whole thing exhausts me.