Nonsensical Commonsense

Son of Adam.Born of Eve. Created by God. Corrupted by Devil. I am Good, I am Evil, I am HUMAN. Lord Sith, Darth Raider.

January 5, 2013 at 2:11pm
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Rawr[dot]COM: Who is to blame America? →

toughfckinlove:

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I saw this on facebook and I’m starting to feel like we’re playing the blame game now. Why do the victims all have to be black and the murderers white? I see you’re trying to prove a point. The point being that black people aren’t always the killers and white people aren’t always the victims…

The problem with racism is that no matter what we say, we are a people divided, many nations and races under God. For this reason there will always be people who take the stance I’m above such this because of my race. It shows up subtly in jokes and casual statements a lot of people who feel this way don’t even know it. The  idea of this meme is to awaken society to the fact that being a young black male doesn’t make you a criminal, or something to guard against. It doesn’t make you a monster to be feared. 

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2:02pm
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Big Fat Phallusy: How to Stay Alive While Being Black  →

bigfatphallusy:

- Toure

Many black families have been forced into uncomfortable but necessary conversations since the Feb. 26 killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. His death and the release of the uncharged shooter, George Zimmerman, have reminded many of how vulnerable we still are. The icy cold wind of…

2:01pm
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we-are-dadum:

Facebook on We Heart It. http://weheartit.com/entry/26625960/via/essenceepps

we-are-dadum:

Facebook on We Heart It. http://weheartit.com/entry/26625960/via/essenceepps

1:59pm
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kemetically-afrolatino:

Another white vigilante murders a 17-year-old African in Florida. Make some noise for Jordan Davis!

“Stand Your Ground” is just the new legal excuse in the old, New Jim Crow system.

kemetically-afrolatino:

Another white vigilante murders a 17-year-old African in Florida. Make some noise for Jordan Davis!

“Stand Your Ground” is just the new legal excuse in the old, New Jim Crow system.

July 20, 2012 at 1:21am
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Reblogged from drowndeepinblah

The fact that George Zimmerman is out on bail…again

eclecticspectrum:

Makes my throat itch. 

The man has secret funds, a second passport, and he was talking to his wife in code about his money, but he’s out on bail giving crazy interviews on Faux News.

Sigh.

June 13, 2012 at 1:26am
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George Zimmerman's wife charged with perjury →

eclecticspectrum:

brokenhouse:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

theelectricrelaxation:

ayothewuisback:

theuppitynegras:

eclecticspectrum:

LONGWOOD, Fla., – The wife of George Zimmerman faces perjury charges for allegedly lying about the couple’s finances at her husband’s bond hearing in connection with the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.

Welp look at that one

lawl

I can’t be the only person dying to know how she looks.

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You know she’s out on bail, right?

Yeah I know. Sigh. At least she was arrested. 

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May 22, 2012 at 4:16am
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verbalresistance:

Trayvon Martin’s parents visit Stephen Lawrence memorial

The parents of the murdered black American teenager Trayvon Martin have come to Britain to meet the family of Stephen Lawrence, and visit the spot where he was murdered in 1993.

The parents of 17 year old Trayvon Martin arrived in London this morning, to thank the British people who have lent their support.

Among the many letters of condolence which they received was one from Doreen Lawrence, whose own son was killed in a racist attack in South London 19 years ago. The two families met today, at the memorial to Stephen’s death, united by a search for meaning, amid their personal grief.

A day to look back, as well as forward: a reminder of a young man’s killing that has become as totemic for America as Stephen Lawrence’s death was in Britain

For anyone who thought the election of a Black American to the highest office in the land meant some kind of milestone in the fight against racism, a nasty wake-up call. As Newsweek put it: “Despite the powerful symbolism of Obama’s election, blacks and whites are still living in different worlds”.

So: back to those fault lines, which have shattered through the veneer of America’s supposedly tolerant modernity. 23 year old Rachel Hislop, on the Daily Grind, writes that she had sat silently while white colleagues questioned whether racism still existed in their “post-racial”, privileged world. “But then a young black man called Trayvon Martin was killed, and the dirty blanket was finally pulled off the taboo conversation of the very present demon that is race relations in America, and I’ve decided I am tired of staying quiet”, she wrote.

A nation divided

According to polls, twice as many blacks and Hispanics think race played a major part in the shooting, as whites: 73% compared to 36%. Black Americans paid much closer attention to news about the incident, overwhelmingly saw George Zimmerman guilty of a crime, and believe he would have been arrested far more quickly had the victim been white.

In the New Yorker, Jelani Cobb wrote that Trayvon’s death “did not so much raise questions as it confirmed suspicions: that we remain stratified or at best striated by race, that innocent is a relative term, that black male lives can end under capricious circumstances, and that justice is in the eye of the beholder - ideas that are as cynical as they are applicable.” …

Read Whole: Channel 4 News [Video via ITV]

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May 16, 2012 at 1:02am
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Eclectic Spectrum: So people want to argue the death penalty because of George Zimmerman? →

eclecticspectrum:

Really?

REALLY?

TJ Lane doesn’t have white privilege and the death penalty is so bad because George Zimmerman might have to contend with the possibility.

Never mind that Zimmerman killed an unarmed person.

Never mind that TJ Lane killed 3 people and maimed 2.

Nope, folks will blindly defend…

May 9, 2012 at 11:28am
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Nonsensical Commonsense: Black Is Powerful. →

spawnofhumanbeings:

It has to be.

It’s the only explanation for shooting a 17 year old armed with skittles and iced tea with a 9 millimetre.

It’s the only reason a police officer drives slow when I am walking down the street laughing with 3 mates after a game of football.

It’s the only reason we walk into a room…

May 8, 2012 at 2:46am
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paradiscacorbasi:

Trayvon Hoodie Target Practice Pages.


How much more sickness can this world take?
And why is it okay to even make this, let alone encourage people to shoot at it?! 

paradiscacorbasi:

Trayvon Hoodie Target Practice Pages.

How much more sickness can this world take?

And why is it okay to even make this, let alone encourage people to shoot at it?! 

(Source: skyliting, via orobolicious)

April 26, 2012 at 3:52pm
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“What I’m interrogating is why hundreds of thousands of us are so clear that it’s not okay to blame Trayvon Martin for his murder because of his choice of clothing the day that he was viciously gunned down by Zimmerman, but more of us are not clear that girls and women should not be directly and/or indirectly called sluts and whores based on their choice of attire; and subsequently blamed for any form of abuse they may experience because of the same. This kind of victim-blaming happens far too frequently with victim-survivors of gender-based violence. Ironically, Rivera expressed some (perhaps perfunctory) grief for Trayvon’s murder. For most victim-survivors of sexual assault and rape, however, we are not only blamed, but too often there is very little grief or sadness expressed on our behalf. Just reflect upon the treatment of the 11-year old girl-child in Cleveland, Texas, Ms. Nafissatou Diallo, and most victim-survivors whose testimonies are known.” ~ Aishah Shahidah SImmons, Who Will Revere Us? (Black LGTBQ Straight People, Straight Women, and Girls) (part 4), for The Feminist Wire

Read the conclusion to this series in its entirety here —-> http://bit.ly/JpCLI4

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Read Part One of Who Will Revere US? (Black LGTBQ People, Straight Women, and Girls)

http://thefeministwire.com/2012/04/who-will-revere-us-black-lgtbq-people-straight-women-and-girls-part-1/

Read Part Two of Who Will Revere US? (Black LGTBQ People, Straight Women, and Girls)

http://thefeministwire.com/2012/04/who-will-revere-us-black-lgtbq-people-straight-women-and-girls-part-2/

Read Part Three of Who Will Revere US? (Black LGTBQ People, Straight Women, and Girls)

http://thefeministwire.com/2012/04/who-will-revere-us-black-lgtbq-people-straight-women-and-girls-part-3/

Read Part Four of Who Will Revere US? (Black LGTBQ People, Straight Women, and Girls)

http://thefeministwire.com/2012/04/who-will-revere-us-black-lgtbq-people-straight-women-and-girls-part-4/

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April 15, 2012 at 6:49pm
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sonofbaldwin:

#TrayvonMartin’s Brother Speaks About Trayvon’s Character; says he’s not the person George Zimmerman and his family are attempting to make him out to be.

5:15pm
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As the media attempts to make a spectacle, a circus, out of the #TrayvonMartin murder, let us be focused on these things:

1. George Zimmerman is to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

2. Bill Lee and the Sanford Police Department as well as the previous prosecutor’s office are to be charged with misconduct, tampering with evidence, and conspiracy to cover up a murder.

3. And most importantly: Radical reconstruction of the law and the criminal justice system to eliminate the systemic and rampant racism present therein.

— Son of Baldwin (via sonofbaldwin)

5:14pm
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Son of Baldwin: 17 Words →

sonofbaldwin:

http://globalgrind.com/news/carmelo-anthony-trayvon-martin-sybrina-fulton-new-york-knicks-photos?gpage=0

“We are the New York Knicks, and when your son Trayvon died, our son died as well.”

17 words.

Just 17 words is what it took to silence the locker room.

17 words to the…

4:13pm
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Son of Baldwin: #TrayvonMartin: The Problem with the ‘Some of My Best Friends Are Black’ Defense →

sonofbaldwin:

George Zimmerman’s plea copper, Uncle Ruckus

http://ideas.time.com/2012/04/09/theproblem-with-the-my-best-friend-is-black-defense/

Research on racial perception proves that even the most diverse group of friends doesn’t make one immune to race-based prejudice