I am sick to my stomach and really fucking scared even though I live in Belgium and I haven’t heard of such incidents here but just the thought that this is happening, that this is REAL, it terrifies me and I wanna cry and never leave the house again. And the worst thing is that if it wasn’t for tumblr I wouldn’t know anything about it. Not one of the newspapers I read have mentioned it, haven’t heard a thing about it on TV, nothing. My deepest respect for all the people protesting in Ferguson, I’m thinking about you
Let me be clear: Unarmed college hopefuls don’t deserve to be shot. Unarmed kids heading to work or trade school don’t deserve to be shot. Unarmed kids floundering aimlessly through life don’t deserve to be shot. Unarmed kids who have been in trouble—even those who have been nothing but trouble—don’t deserve to be shot.
The act of pinning the tragedy of a dead black teen to his potential future success, to his respectability, to his “good”-ness, is done with all the best intentions. But if you read between the lines, aren’t we really saying that had he not been on his way to college, there’d be less to mourn?
That’s dead wrong." - Black Kids Don’t Have to Be College-Bound for Their Deaths to Be Tragic by Jasmine Banks (via gwest650)
Cop kills unarmed, innocent, black teen my age named Mike Brown.
Cop faces no penalty, lies about it.
Peaceful protesters get tear gas, rubber and real bullets and are told to stop recording.
Black girl protester gets shot in the head by police, cops say it was a drive-by done by black people.
This shit is fucking EVIL.
The city is BLOCKED OFF BY COPS.
They made it a no fly zone.
It’s happening NOW.