like y’all really don’t realize that it’s EVERY day cops murder black folks just because they can.
in situations where the “suspect” could easily be tazed or disarmed if they ARE dangerous, the cops just shoot repeatedly. shoot to kill.
you only see this shit on the news once a year, if that. but it happens EVERY. DAY. and nobody gives a shit unless they’re gonna profit off of the death somehow.
we really gonna do the “y’all are all over [x] when shit is going down in ferguson”? really gonna just pull that for every single thing? I know, attention is important for the cause, but shit dude, i doubt there is a single person on tumblr who doesn’t know the shit in ferguson is going on. people making those posts should check themselves cause i know they’re reblogging the new nicki single or a picture of a celebrity every now and again too.
There’s no such thing as an inferior people. There are oppressed people. And they’re not oppressed by superior people. They are oppressed by people who are better organized than they are.
The reason why the Klu Klux Klan terrorizes us is because they are organized. They have meetings every week and their members go to the meetings. They discuss racist ideology. They internalize it and then they mobilize it. They even make uniforms for that.
Not many of us can say we go to meetings every week for the people.
Live from #Ferguson by Rosa Clemente:
An hour ago, Jessica Care Moore Talib Kweli, folks from the Fellowship of Reconcillation, Philp Agnew of Dream Defenders, Bgyrl ForLife Malik from Occupy the Hood and Trymaine Lee from MSNBC and many others were chased like animals by the cops. We ran to get away and were surrounded on a small path on bridge, surrounded by all types of police and told to lie down and put our hands up. We complied and we were told if we did not stop moving we would be shot. We were breathing. The young brother lying on my feet as I was holding him was not able to control his breathing he said “I’m choking” the cop told him to stop or he would shoot him. I told him “try not to move, just lay still I got you.” The gun was at his chest. I looked at the cop and said “please, he is not doing anything” I tried to record but the cop had his finger on the trigger. I could feel Talib’s hand on my back and Jessica behind me. We laid there until one Black officer said “Let them go, we got who we wanted.” In all my life I have never been so terrified. The young brother Devin said thank you I think you saved my life. What is going down here in #ferguson in all my years of activism, organizing, I have never seen. This is a war zone, a military occupation and our children are the cannon fodder. P.S. The white boy who threw the water bottle a big fuck you, I am sure you were an agent provocateur. But for the police to act this way, they are itching to kill more of us. P.S. Women are also brutalized and terrorized by the police, at the end all of us are Black and Brown and animals to them.