I have no fucking clue what I am doing
and my dad just shared a photo of a man wearing a pink shirt with a ribbon that says “save second base”
so many dumbass comments on my newsfeed right now about the ferguson riots, but top contenders are the girl who thinks it’s “so ridiculous that i have to feel so unsafe in my own neighborhood” (the irony is unreal) and the guy who is “upset that [popular st. louis thoroughfare] has been shut down because now i can’t get my froyo fix!”
What were the protesters in Ferguson actually protesting on Sunday night? More than the death of an innocent black man, they were protesting the very disposability of the Black Body. The disposition of ‘ontological death’, meaning what constitutes a ‘full person’ (by any interpretation) is not recognized in the black population of America by the prevailing social institutions. So little significance does the Black Body hold that the media would rather talk about broken windows and burned out corner stores than the death of a living, breathing, human being.
The murder of Michael Brown was not a coincidence nor is it unrelated in the scope of American history. It must be contextualized in a long and ongoing lineage of violence against the Black Body and specifically that national oppression of Black peoples which works on behalf of the racist white supremacist capitalism of the United States. Michael Brown wasn’t the first innocent Black man to be murdered by racist pigs and he won’t be the last if we cannot change the course of the future.
There is a war being waged right now against the most basic existence of an entire population, and it’s happening on your street. The systemic oppression of the black population is integral to the very development of the United States as has been observed historically. Black people were and still are the free labor, they were and still are the most poor and vulnerable, they were and still are the ‘societal excess’ by which every ‘symptom’ of capital accumulation could be blamed upon. The war against the Black community is an ‘American war’ in the most authentic sense of the phrase.
i was confirming reservations at work the other day and on one res, there was an e-mail connected and this guy’s e-mail was “dad22dogs” which is adorable
Oscar Grant breaks up a fight, gets arrested and shot in the back.
Eric Garner breaks up a fight, gets put in a chokehold and dies.
Unarmed Glenn Broadnax gets charged with assault when the police officers who shot at him missed.
Mike Brown gets shot and killed with his hands in the air.
Jonathan Ferrell is shot and killed while running to a police officer for help.
James Holmes lights up a movie theater and somehow makes it to a police car.
Something is wrong here.