LAPD officer Sunil Dutta, writing 100% seriously in a WaPo op-ed entitled (I kid you not) “I’m a cop. If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t challenge me.” (via hipsterlibertarian)
The sense of entitled, sadistic, “moral disengagement” by the police is truly disheartening. How can they build trust in a community they are using for their role-playing FPS fantasies?
I’m reading the article now and it’s frightening in its disconnect. We’re the good guys, “So know your place, don’t exercise rights you actually have and therefore I won’t be obliged to harm (and or kill) you.”
What jars me about the stance is, if a person treated his neighbors or family this way without the backing of a badge, these same cops would be called within a instant because…he or she would have been using threats and force to bludgeon others into coercion.
This officer’s justification is more terrifying than fascinating because according to him, with great power comes the right to not have that power commented on, Or else. .
Who let this 5 year old that doesn’t understand actual gender oppression send me asks?
The family of Renisha McBride, the young woman shot to death by Theordore Wafer when she stumbled upon his porch in Dearborn,Mi., has filed a $10 million wrongful death lawsuit against the recently convicted murderer.
The McBride’s family attorney, Gerald Thurswell, filed the lawsuit on behalf of Monica McBride and Walter Ray Simmons, citing counts of assault and battery, negligence, gross…
I haven’t seen it (I need to get back to watching MHP) but that’s absolutely correct. There are a lot of targeted and systemic methods in which the southern white political machine has continued it’s restoration style efforts to prevent African Americans from gaining any type of political and personal powerI’ll find it and post it!
I truly appreciate it! I want to acknowledge that I’m sure (or should hope) that a good majority of the people who follow my blog are doing so because they either understand or are committing to try and learn as oppose to flexing their racist ignorance. (tumblr, on the other hand…) There are some these odd, vocal outliers that.. I’m assuming must hate follow me or something.
I just hate letting such “subtle” and “covert” racism and anti-blackness slide when it enters my inbox. Expect to be put on FULL. BLAST.
It always catches me strangely off guard when someone seems to have followed my blog for some time sends me a message that is completely devoid of an ability or willingness to think critically about racism and institutionalized oppression. Like, how do you follow my blog and then feel surprised, upset when I discuss a racial issue? Like are you just here because my URL has the word feminism in it, yet you just close your eyes when my hundreds of other posts about race show up on your dashboard?
If you have an issue with my analysis of race and racism then I actually don’t have time, not want, you to follow me. The things I talk about here don’t even scratch the surface of the legacies of racism, oppression, genocide, and colonization into woven into my skin and ancestry. Racism isn’t a history, it’s not a past that we are trying to recover from. It’s a continuum that impacts is all whether you want to admit it or not. If you CANT EVEN HANDLE racism 101 and a basic understanding of how major events are linked to race, then you can’t handle even beginning to understand my life, my experiences and the things I’ve lived though as a result of the pervasive and stark realties of race.
You don’t deserve to be taken seriously.
I posted something recently about what white people can do about ferguson, refer to that
You don’t understand systemic racism if you can say the ferguson shooting has nothing to do about race. Ferguson is one of the top ten most segregated districts in the country and the police department, as I’ve already shared and you continuously ignore, has a history is racial profiling.
You’re saying the same thing over and over and I keep providing facts - yet black people who talk about race are always labeled as “defensive” “irrational” and “inaccurate”
What are you fighting for? The “it’s mean to call people racist” campaign?