I hope I get to work on books like this at my new proofreading job.
I mean, at least I knew immediately that he was a racist?
Least he knew immediately you’re a prejudiced uppity bitch too
Hi, I’m also southern. So, I’m pretty familiar with the nonsense arguments about why the confederate flag isn’t actually symbol of racism. But, it is. It’s a symbol of the war for slavery. The symbol of a war to fight for the right to own humans.
I studied US history, particularly the effects of the civil war on the west. So, I’m aware that when you first start learning about the civil war, it seems like it’s just a war about slavery. But then the more you learn that it’s about state’s rights. But then, when you learn even more you realize that it really is just a war about slavery .
I am a proud southerner. I love the people, and the diversity, and the weather, and the food, and the music, and the manners, and the land. I do not now, and will never apologize to assholes who think that the stars and bars are about treason and rebellion. You know it isn’t that simple. I know it isn’t that simple. The neo-nazis who fly the confederate flag in Europe because Swastikas are illegal sure as hell know it isn’t that simple.
Fuck yes I am an uppity bitch. And I’m god damn proud of it. And I wake up every day and try to be better than the people I am descended from who told themselves that the ownership of other humans was acceptable. We live in a society that systematically oppresses black people to this day. I don’t care how much you like the idea of the rebel yell, you’re still a racist for supporting the continued use of the stars and bars.
I don’t think it needs to be illegal, I just think that people who display it need to realize that if they choose to use their freedom of speech to fly that flag, the rest of us get to use our freedom of speech to call you out.
kind brunette takes homeless man on date to fancy los angeles restaurant and let’s him ramble about why wayne’s world 2 was better than the first one
The Boston Symphony was performing Beethoven’s Ninth. In the piece, there’s a long passage about 20 minutes during which the double basses have nothing to do. Rather than sit around the whole time looking stupid, some bassists decided to sneak offstage and go to the tavern…
Beyond the gas masks, violence and clashes with police, there are concerned members of Ferguson who want to be heard.
- Donate money to have those arrested in Ferguson released on bail. These people belong on the streets, especially at a time like this.
- Send a note of condolence to the family of Michael Brown. Let’s not forget the tragedy that started this.
- Donate to the Michael Brown…
It’s for a project. I want to see how many girls don’t do this.
Why should girls even shave their arm hair?
I’d understand the armpit cause sometimes it feels icky but the arm? like, what?
who the FUCK shaves their arm
okay but when you have holocaust survivors and people who were activists during the civil rights movement supporting mike brown and then KKK members and neo nazi’s supporting the officer you should be able to figure out which side is the right one.
This is a very serious disease* so I gladly accept the “bucket challenge”
*My heart goes out to all those who struggle with ALS but I am, of course, talking about the disease of apathy. If (and hopefully when) Michael Brown’s killer is brought to justice and convicted of 1st degree murder, it still won’t prevent this from happening again. We cannot accept this as the status quo. We MUST continue the fight at the ballot box, in the media and by working to create systemic change. I’m not naive to the dirty politics (redistricting, voter ID requirements, etc) that will try to prevent us from our goal. But I refuse to give up hope. My “bullet bucket challenge” is not about pointing fingers and it’s not about being angry. Every shell casing in that bucket represents the life of someone who fought and died in the goal for civil rights and human dignity. As a member of law enforcement (yes I really am a reserve sheriff) I will not stand idly by while others violate civil and human rights under the cover of authority and I will insist that other good cops rise to the same standard as well. As a black man I will demand more from myself and my community. I will not allow outsiders to co-opt our struggle in order to commit violence in our name. I’m channeling my outrage into action so I no longer feel powerless. It’s not about black or white. It’s not about rich or poor. It’s about us vs. them. There are more of us — from all races, genders and identities — then there will ever be of them. And we will be victorious.
"The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality"