guardian:

After Michael Brown’s shooting in Ferguson, the opinion departments of Guardian US and the St Louis Post-Dispatch partnered to gather readers’ stories from around the world of being racially profiled by police. Our hope is that this sampling will help spur empathy – and then action, everywhere. 

You can read all 18 stories at Comment is free. Do you have an experience to share? Tell us using the #FergusonVoices hashtag. 

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sentientarboroform:

spiritsflame:

If whats happening in Ferguson was happening to an all white community, it would be called a dystopian novel

#and all actions against the police would be heroic and daring#and the plucky white protags would be encouraged to use violence to stop the injustice

guardian:

The rate of police killings of black Americans is nearly the same as the rate of lynchings in the early decades of the 20th century.
Photos: JB Forbes / St Louis Post-Dispatch via AP; Wikimedia Commons

guardian:

The rate of police killings of black Americans is nearly the same as the rate of lynchings in the early decades of the 20th century.

Photos: JB Forbes / St Louis Post-Dispatch via AP; Wikimedia Commons

"Never forget that freedom is not something that is voluntarily given by the oppressor. It is something that must be demanded by the oppressed."
Martin Luther King Jr.
"Every now and then I guess we all think realistically about that day when we will be victimized with what is life’s final common denominator–that something we call death. We all think about it and every now and then I think about my own death and I think about my own funeral. And I don’t think about it in a morbid sense. Every now and then I ask myself, “What is it that I would want said?” And I leave the word to you this morning.

I’d like somebody to mention that day, that Martin Luther King Jr., tried to give his life serving others.

I’d like for somebody to say that day, that Martin Luther King Jr., tried to love somebody."
Martin Luther King Jr., in his final sermon the day before he was assassinated. 

strawberreli:

stereoculturesociety:

CultureHISTORY: #Ferguson Protests - Magazine covers

Amazing images. The TIME & Bloomberg Businessweek cover photos were both taken by Scott Olson (Getty Images) who was arrested by the St. Louis PD during the protests and later released. The New Yorker painting was done by New York artist Eric Drooker.

#MikeBrown #DontShoot

Her: We finish each other’s s-
Me: -ocial justice rants.

"In 1860, 99% of all black people worked for whites. Today, 98% of all black people work for whites. You are enjoying a social illusion because you go to someone else’s restaurant, but you don’t own a restaurant yourself."

Dr. Claud Anderson  (via curvesincolor)

I try to tell color blind people this all the time..Smh!!

(via 3rdeyechicago)

This year my principle, and a majority of my leadership team are Black/Latina.

I’m going to like working at this school

(via newwavefeminism)