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sonofbaldwin:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

dhaarijmens:

bemusedlybespectacled:

washingtonpost:

In a post-Ferguson world, Americans increasingly doubt the notion of colorblind justice.

HOW THE FUCK DID THE PERCENTAGE GO UP FOR WHITE PEOPLE

IN WHAT UNIVERSE DOES A POLICE OFFICER SHOOTING AN UNARMED BLACK KID (AND THEN ATTEMPTING TO COVER IT UP AFTER THE FACT) CONSTITUTE EQUAL TREATMENT IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM

LIKE WHO LOOKS AT THAT AND GOES “WELL, BEFORE I THOUGHT THAT THERE WAS RACISM IN OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM, BUT THEN THIS SHIT HAPPENED AND NOW I SEE THAT IT’S PERFECTLY EQUAL”

WHAT THE FUCK

This increase can be explained by an interesting social phenomenon called ‘denial.’

They benefit from not knowing.. and from believing in myths. 

Comparing beliefs before and after Michael Brown’s murder and the surrounding revelations of racism that have sprung out of it, white people, as a demographic believe, MORE THAN EVER BEFORE, that the criminal justice system treats whites and blacks equally.

That is, MORE white people believe the criminal justice system treats black equally now than they did before Michael Brown’s death.

In essence, for white people, blatant systemic oppression and the murder of an unarmed young black man gives them even more reason to believe blacks are treated fairly by the system.

This confirms an earlier study that said the more you tell white people that the system is inherently racist, the more they supported harsher punishments for black people: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/08/07/3468368/study-white-people-support-harsher-criminal-laws-if-they-think-more-black-people-are-arrested/

Marinate on these inhumanities for a second.

sonofbaldwin:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

dhaarijmens:

bemusedlybespectacled:

washingtonpost:

In a post-Ferguson world, Americans increasingly doubt the notion of colorblind justice.

HOW THE FUCK DID THE PERCENTAGE GO UP FOR WHITE PEOPLE
IN WHAT UNIVERSE DOES A POLICE OFFICER SHOOTING AN UNARMED BLACK KID (AND THEN ATTEMPTING TO COVER IT UP AFTER THE FACT) CONSTITUTE EQUAL TREATMENT IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM
LIKE WHO LOOKS AT THAT AND GOES “WELL, BEFORE I THOUGHT THAT THERE WAS RACISM IN OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM, BUT THEN THIS SHIT HAPPENED AND NOW I SEE THAT IT’S PERFECTLY EQUAL”
WHAT THE FUCK

This increase can be explained by an interesting social phenomenon called ‘denial.’

They benefit from not knowing.. and from believing in myths. 

Comparing beliefs before and after Michael Brown’s murder and the surrounding revelations of racism that have sprung out of it, white people, as a demographic believe, MORE THAN EVER BEFORE, that the criminal justice system treats whites and blacks equally.That is, MORE white people believe the criminal justice system treats black equally now than they did before Michael Brown’s death.In essence, for white people, blatant systemic oppression and the murder of an unarmed young black man gives them even more reason to believe blacks are treated fairly by the system.This confirms an earlier study that said the more you tell white people that the system is inherently racist, the more they supported harsher punishments for black people: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/08/07/3468368/study-white-people-support-harsher-criminal-laws-if-they-think-more-black-people-are-arrested/Marinate on these inhumanities for a second.
I’m a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.

— Antonio Gramsci (1929)

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Added at 12:23am340 notes

Thank God for everything. Ya Allah, please keep me aware of your blessings at all times, make me thankful and humble, and help me remember You in everything I do.

I’m trying never to lie (this is mainly about white lies like “I was stuck in traffic” when I’m late), to be more patient, and to read Surat al Kahf every Friday.

Keeping everything in perspective.
Alhamdullilah. Blessed and happy and thankful for everything.
Thankful for this life, for every extra moment I get, for the love people show me, for learning, for having goals. I’m so blessed. I am working at gratitude every day. Taking it one step at a time.

More than anything I just want to be in the service of everyone around me.

I used to say I was gonna change the world, and now I know the first and most crucial step is to change yourself. I won’t let the negativity get to me anymore.

God has given me so much.
Catastrophe has its silver linings always.. And one of them is becoming stronger and enjoying the peace more..

Alhamdullilah. Alhamdullilah.

Added at 12:14am2 notes
Anonymous asked: Religion is the opiate of the masses- why do you think so many poor/unintelligent/minority people are so religious. For humanity to truly advance we must purge ourselves of all superstitious nonsense- especially Islam though, it has a certain backwardness that somehow makes even Christianity look rational

shitrichcollegekidssay:

I love how you totally didn’t even read the part of A Contribution to the Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right that you’re quoting.

It kills me that people around me on the daily probably think like this when they see me.

God save us.

Added at 11:50pm73 notes
I have a million things to talk to you about. All I want in this world is you. I want to see you and talk. I want the two of us to begin everything from the beginning.

— Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

(via thatkindofwoman)

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Added at 11:38pm3,044 notes

thegreaterjihad:

The western world is quick to call ISIS an Islamic State but still won’t call Palestine a state.

Added at 3:03pm410 notes

Islam is commonly portrayed to be encouraging of terrorism. Let me put a twist on this perspective. During the first Gulf War, the United States intentionally destroyed the Iraqi water supply and then denied the Iraqis the importation of materials needed to rebuild the supply and purify the water. Thousands of Iraqi civilians were subsequently deprived of clean water, and waterborne illnesses became epidemic. According to the World Health Organization and UNICEF reports, over 1 million Iraqi people have died as a result of contaminated water, and over half were children younger than five years old.

According to Islamic law, poisoning the water supply is considered terrorism and killing civilians and children in warfare is strictly prohibited.

Sumbul Ali-Karamali - The Muslim Next Door: The Qur’an, the Media, and That Veil Thing 

Something to consider this 9/11: those crying “terrorist” in our government are the terrorists.

(via theroguefeminist)

Added at 10:54am832 notes

erikaoftroy:

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop (9.25.14): Protesters in Ferguson are back out tonight, demanding Police Chief Jackson’s resignation and the immediate arrest of Mike Brown’s killer, Darren Wilson. #staywoke #farfromover

9.25.14, y’all

(Source: socialjusticekoolaid)


Added at 10:14am53,308 notes
-This sadness is a longing,
a signature from God,
reminding you that you don’t belong here, that this isn’t your home.

— Key Ballah, Shoutout to My Sad Girls (via imperfectly360)

Added at 12:11am643 notes

sikoot:

I just found out an old friend of mine, a girl I grew up with, got into a car accident with her family going to six flags yesterday. My friend and her youngest sister are in critical condition. The second youngest sister died in the crash, innalilah w Inna ileih rajioon… The mother is currently in surgery. Please please pray for their recovery and pray that God gives them and their families strength and patience.

Added at 9:48pm353 notes

fuckyeahsaudiarabia:

How the future will look like

fuckyeahsaudiarabia:

How the future will look like

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