thepeoplesrecord:

Unarmed black man, Ezell Ford, killed by LAPD 
August 13, 2014

On the heels of the Mike Brown tragedy, another Black man has been shot and killed by the police. The 24-year-old man succumbed to gun injuries after an encounter with police in South LA.

The incident happened Monday evening, shortly after a shooting was reported at the intersection of West 65th Street and South Broadway. The LAPD stopped a man 200 blocks north of the 65th block when things took a dangerous turn. According to a police statement, officers opened fire after “a struggle ensued.”

The man, who was later identified as Ezell Ford, was then transported to the nearest hospital where he underwent surgery but later died. Ford is one of countless victims who have recently died at the hands of police- who are to protect and serve the community.

Was Ford killed for simply being a young, African-American male – the very same characteristics that claimed the lives of John Crawford and Mike Brown?

The mother of the victim, Tritobia Ford,  said her son was lying on the ground and obeying the officers’ commands when he was shot. Multiple reports indicate he was unarmed.

Further details on the shooting is underway and will be investigated by LAPD’s Force Investigation Division. The LAPD is currently being sued by Marlene Pinnock, a homeless woman whose vicious beating at the hands of a still unidentified officer was caught on tape. Her lawsuit alleges excessive force, assault, battery.

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The surrounding south LA community has organized a protest to demand justice for Ezell on Sunday, August 17 at the LAPD headquarters at 3 p.m.

Rest in power, Ezell. No justice, no peace!

Burgeoning on genocide, this is an epidemic.

1 week ago on 13 August 2014 @ 3:31pm 9,497 notes
The most fucked up thing about racism is this. When you talk about it with white people, they always make the discussion about their feelings. About how they personally aren’t racist. All of these atrocities are happening to my people and the first thing you think about is YOU? And you expect me to believe you aren’t racist?
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1 month ago on 21 July 2014 @ 2:00am 2,476 notes

reflectionof1:

Actor Danny Glover told the press during a stay in Paris for a seminar on film. “I couldn’t get the money here, I couldn’t get the money in Britain. I went to everybody. You wouldn’t believe the number of producers based in Europe, and in the States, that I went to,” he said. Glover’s first project as film director, is about Toussaint L’ouverture and the Haitian rebellion. The government of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez approved nearly $30 million toward the movie. Don Cheadle, Mos Def, Wesley Snipes and Angela Bassett all agreed to do the film…if it can ever be made………………….

6 months ago on 9 February 2014 @ 1:57pm 9,553 notes

fandomforequality:

White Until Proven Minority

By Lauren Anthony

It’s nothing new that western society tends to default everyone to white until proven otherwise. This is most common in books and radio shows where there isn’t a visual representation of the character in front of the audience. If a character isn’t explicitly stated as being a person of color, most people just assume the character is white. Things can get complicated when the actor portraying the character is a person of color but passes for white or if a character was incorrectly read by many people as white.

Read the full article at Fandom For Equality

6 months ago on 3 February 2014 @ 9:59pm 3,657 notes
happywarrior971-deactivated2014
Yes, in fact. You created a blog ostensibly meant to allow people to discuss ideas. Seems like you only care about your own.

thisiswhiteprivilege:

This blog wasn’t created for people to discuss ideas.

Lmao white people think all blogs made by PoC to commiserate our collective oppression at the hands of white supremacy were made for “discussion”, or rather “I’m going to unload my stupid unsolicited opinions about how wrong you are all over your blog.” Pathetic.

7 months ago on 19 January 2014 @ 9:15pm 62 notes

zuky:

California-born Mirai Nagasu (top, left) finished third at the US figure skating nationals over the weekend — yet failed to make the US Olympic team heading to the Sochi Games in Russia next month, in favour of German-born Ashley Wagner (top, right), who finished in fourth place behind Nagasu after botching both her short and long programs, falling twice during her free skate. Selecting the fourth place finisher over the bronze medalist is a "significant deviation from precedent". According to the New York Times, Wagner is more “marketable”: “With Lindsey Vonn out of the skiing competition with an injury, an absent Wagner would have left the United States without another visible star and medal hopeful.” Which is odd, seeing that Nagasu actually competed at the Vancouver Olymipcs in 2010 at age 16 and finished fourth overall, definitely positioning herself as a future medal hopeful and the only US contender with Olympic experience. In any case, the US will be sending three blonde women to the Sochi games, while Nagasu will have to watch on TV.

» via  torukun1   (originally  zuky)
7 months ago on 18 January 2014 @ 12:34am 5,057 notes

Whitewashing Defenders’ Greatest Hits

reverseracism:

"If you have to have someone who looks like you in the media in order for you to relate then maybe you’re the one who’s racist" 

"children don’t see/care about race" 

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"Color doesn’t matter! It’s about the actor/story!"

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"there are bigger issues to talk about than representation"

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"they whitewashed because they need to make a profit and attract their target audience"

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"historical accuracy"

"It’s a European fairytale/story so of course the characters will be white!"

"whitewashing isn’t real"

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7 months ago on 14 January 2014 @ 12:36am 22,163 notes
White people in America are a trip… they exterminate the Native American and then try to dress just like them. What kind of necrophilia is that?
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A Huey P. Newton Story

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j19WrVx-kS8

(via asantecanuslove)

No but seriously…it’s weird….

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7 months ago on 10 January 2014 @ 10:40pm 15,154 notes

whitepeoplesaidwhat:

blue-author:

ashtonscolours:

djscrewatarave1998funeralcrunk:

white people: made fun of on the internet

black people: profiled in real life and can be killed for looking out of place in a neighborhood

yeah i feel u it really does go both ways

Just because you believe one is worse doesn’t make it okay to do either

"Believe one is worse".

Are you saying it’s a matter of opinion that being killed is worse than being made fun of on the internet?

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white peoples feelings are apparently the holy grail. nothing is more important to them, ESPECIALLY not the life of a black or brown person.

7 months ago on 5 January 2014 @ 10:55pm 49,980 notes
7 months ago on 4 January 2014 @ 12:59am 193,702 notes