Jasmine. College Student. NYC. DC.
In some ways it was easier for my generation. Racism was blatant and obvious. The “Whites Only” signs let us know clearly, what we were up against. Not much has changed, but the system of lies and trickology is much more sophisticated. Today young people have to be highly informed and acutely analytical, or they will be swept up into a whirlpool of lies and deception.
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Assata Shakur, Honey Magazine debut issue (1998)

My friend shared this quote with me today and I instantly remembered another great quote from Assata Shakur that I feel is crucial to be absorbed when reading the quote above “No one is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them. Nobody is going to teach you your true history, teach you your true heroes, if they know that that knowledge will help set you free”. 

(via alltheblacksheep)

See this goes out to people who constantly think those of us in this generation are too sensitive or are always looking for racism when it’s just that we realize how tactics have changed…racism has never gone away they’ve just tried to change the face of the game…

(via moonestmoi)

(Source: angryasiangirlsunited, via atfierce)




This is a revo-fucking-lution. Plain and simple, this is the revolution. The one everybody was waiting on. It happened like this. It’s the gain in culture by a people who want respect. African American people in this country. I been out here since day one. I was on the frontline. Mike Brown was the straw that broke the camel’s back. That’s when we said this is enough. That’s it.
- DeAndre Smith, a 30-year-old barber. (via libertariantimes)

Tracking US Police Brutality

(Source: humanrightswatch)


http://plantbot.tumblr.com/post/94760773223/listen-if-you-see-posts-about-police

plantbot:

listen, if you see posts about police brutality/violence and have a literal panic attack, then i understand you blacklisting ferguson and by all means you should. but people are risking their lives to bring you this information and if you’re blacklisting it because it makes you a little…


fiftythreecrimes:

"First time we’ve deployed inside the US."What does that tell you?

sensei-aishitemasu:

Tear gas is banned in international warfare — and in use in Ferguson, MO

http://www.vox.com/2014/8/14/6001995/ferguson-missouri-tear-gas-painful

In case anyone didn’t know, the use of tear gas was banned in international warfare at the Geneva Convention. These are human rights violations, people. Ferguson PD needs to be put in front of a UN board as war criminals. They are also arresting and detaining journalists. 

Stay woke.