The Unknown History of Latino Lynchings

trappedinmymind:

fatandnerdy:

independentcreativeservices:

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The following is a summary & analysis of Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review article, “Law of the Noose: A History of Latino Lynching” Richard Delgado.

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knowledgeequalsblackpower:

jayshana:

Do you guys think there would be less racism? Or just more denial?

interesting. our goal would have to be a truly integrated history with all peoples histories cause how could adding just black history help racism against, for instance, asian-americans?

and overall, i say no…..

owning-my-truth:

"You’re not protecting the people and you’re not protecting property, so why are you there?" 

"You don’t own us anymore"

dynamicafrica:

A Danish performance art show that makes use of blackface to alter the ethnicity of participants has been banned in Sweden due to public outcry about the racism involved. Called “Through Different Eyes”, the project aims to highlight the realities of discrimination by making people ‘assume’ other identities in a public space.
Although the project does include non-white people taking on white identities, in the case of the reverse, resorting to such offensive and unnecessary extremes only highlights one thing: that the voices, stories and experiences of the racially oppressed are not enough evidence of racism on their own.(H/T: Al Jazeera | image via ‘medandreojne.com’)
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dynamicafrica:

A Danish performance art show that makes use of blackface to alter the ethnicity of participants has been banned in Sweden due to public outcry about the racism involved. Called “Through Different Eyes”, the project aims to highlight the realities of discrimination by making people ‘assume’ other identities in a public space.

Although the project does include non-white people taking on white identities, in the case of the reverse, resorting to such offensive and unnecessary extremes only highlights one thing: that the voices, stories and experiences of the racially oppressed are not enough evidence of racism on their own.

(H/T: Al Jazeera | image via ‘medandreojne.com’)

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jessehimself:

I recorded this last night. The volume was mad low because my daughter was sleeping, so that’s my annoying mistake. But the audio is clear, just turn up your volume or use headphones and listen closely to the astonishingly malicious reporting from CNN International (which takes over American CNN every night for some reason).

They have 3 [Black] eyewitnesses, which they completely disregard by framing a false equivalency with— and I’m not making this up, "an anonymous caller who did NOT witness the shooting BUT is a friend of the officers"

Whaaaaaat? You’re rebutting 3 eyewitnesses with  an anonymous caller who did NOT even see the events AND is a friend of the shooter? Really?

Where they do that at?

CNN continues, “"an anonymous caller who did NOT witness the shooting BUT is a friend of the officers says Michael Brown was the aggressor, which CNN has CONFIRMED matches the account officer Wilson gave authorities.”

Oh, you confirmed it did you? Of course it matches, she’s representing the guy who will literally say anything to stay out of jail. She already admitted that she could not possibly know if what she’s saying is true, and CNN broadcasts it around the world. Think about that. They use the word “confirmed” in an attempt to add validity to propoganda, while making it sound like they did some work.  

Then, as if that wasn’t crazy enough, they immediately play the ANONYMOUS person’s call/version of events on TV!! (With captioning to make sure the narrative really burns into your consciousness.) Her version has literally zero merit. They did not play any of the eyewitness accounts and went straight to a play-by-play from someone who WASN’T EVEN THERE??!!

That is a gross violation of journalistic responsibility and public trust.

The question is not “if” but why; why have news networks chosen a side?

(Granted, none of these accounts are given under oath; none are automatically true. But at least ask people who could possibly be of value.)

thebluelip-blondie:

aeon-fux:

postracialcomments:

Update, 4:30 p.m.: The ACLU, responding to BuzzFeed's Chris Geidner on Twitter, says that the officer involved in the incident described above has been removed from duty following a public ACLU complaint.

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But………..

this is great and all but lets observe the fact that the moment a WHITE journalist is threatened, action is taken…while Michael Brown’s murderer still walks freely and the police officers threatening the lives of black people/hitting them with tear gas and rubber bullets are still on the clock 

the media being threatened is the best thing that could have happened to white America because now they can stop caring about the majority Black citizens of Ferguson and start focusing on the white people being hurt

gladi8rs:

ctron164:

whatisthat-velvet:

dynastylnoire:

lovelyandbrown:

mylifeinthelibrary:

It really warms my heart to see the library looking out for its community in the light of everything happening in Ferguson.

(Source 1, 2)

EDIT: Be sure to follow Ferguson Library on twitter.

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BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST

Beautiful.

SIGNAL BOOST !

Nice!!!

christel-thoughts:

  • Eric Garner (July 17)
  • John Crawford (Aug 5)
  • Michael Brown (Aug 9)
  • Armand Bennett (Aug 10)
  • Ezell Ford (Aug 11)
  • Dante Parker (Aug 12)
regalasfuck:

king-emare:

onlyblackgirl:

2damnfeisty:

cookiesmakebabies:

isseymiyucky:

fracturedribcage:

darvinasafo:

guyfromnyc:

mcmuph1n:

darvinasafo:

There’s war outside that no Black person is safe from.
#Staywoke

every one of those guys just looks like a scum fuck

You know what these guys look like? The mafia.

^^^cuz they are; just with much more protection, you see it though^^^

The white devils

THERE WAS FUCKING VIDEO
LIKE HOW YOU DENY FUCKING VIDEO AND THE FUCKING AUTOPSY
SOMEONE HELP ME UNDERSTAND HOW THESE PPL ARE ABLE TO DO THIS AND GET AWAY WITH IT

Here for the last comment

I’m assuming they think we all don’t know what a chokehold is.

………………

what the fuck son

i saw this live and lost my shit brolike really started wilding out and my mom was livid too.

regalasfuck:

king-emare:

onlyblackgirl:

2damnfeisty:

cookiesmakebabies:

isseymiyucky:

fracturedribcage:

darvinasafo:

guyfromnyc:

mcmuph1n:

darvinasafo:

There’s war outside that no Black person is safe from.

#Staywoke

every one of those guys just looks like a scum fuck

You know what these guys look like? The mafia.

^^^cuz they are; just with much more protection, you see it though^^^

The white devils

THERE WAS FUCKING VIDEO

LIKE HOW YOU DENY FUCKING VIDEO AND THE FUCKING AUTOPSY

SOMEONE HELP ME UNDERSTAND HOW THESE PPL ARE ABLE TO DO THIS AND GET AWAY WITH IT

Here for the last comment

I’m assuming they think we all don’t know what a chokehold is.

………………

what the fuck son

i saw this live and lost my shit bro
like really started wilding out and my mom was livid too.

owning-my-truth:

atane:

atane:

This is a story that isn’t getting the traction in the press that it should. I posted the case about Howard Morgan not long ago here.
Morgan was a veteran police officer in Chicago. He is black. He was shot 28 times by 4 white officers. 21 of those shots were administered to the back of his body. Morgan never fired a weapon, and a witness corroborated that. In fact, one of the officers took Morgan’s weapon away from him. Morgan was acquitted of aggravated discharge of a weapon in 2007. 
Some key facts via this online petition

Howard Morgan’s van was crushed and destroyed without notice or cause before any forensic investigation could be done. The State only produced 3 of the 28 bullets shot into and taken from Howard Morgan’s body, whereby the rest of the 25 bullets could have shown whether or not the police officers who shot Mr. Morgan shot him with his own gun after taking it from him. Howard Morgan was never tested for gun residue to confirm if he even fired a weapon on the morning in question. The State never produced the actual bullet proof vest worn by one of the officers who claimed to have allegedly taken a shot directly into the vest on the morning in question. The State only produced a replica.

Despite all this, and the fact that Morgan was earlier acquitted of firing his own weapon, Morgan was found guilty of attempted murder of the 4 white officers who shot him 28 times, with 21 of those shots having entry points on the back of his body. How does one not fire a weapon, get shot 28 times by four officers, and then be found guilty of attempted murder? It doesn’t make sense.
Morgan is set to be sentenced in April. More info here.

Since people insist on contacting to tell me “not all cops”, I’ll be reblogging old posts of the most egregious cases of police brutality. This isn’t about individual “nice” cops. This is about a systemic problem. Good cops are forced to tow the line or they will get dealt with. No one is denying that cops have a tough job. Who said they didn’t? Isn’t that what they signed up for? Don’t jump in the lion’s den and then complain about lions.
The case above is about a Black Chicago cop named Howard Morgan. Why his case didn’t gain national attention beats me. He was shot 28 times by fellow officers, and 21 of those shots came from behind. He survived somehow. One officer took his weapon away from him. Black cops are not safe either.

And note this again from atane’s original post:

Despite all this, and the fact that Morgan was earlier acquitted of firing his own weapon, Morgan was found guilty of attempted murder of the 4 white officers who shot him 28 times, with 21 of those shots having entry points on the back of his body. How does one not fire a weapon, get shot 28 times by four officers, and then be found guilty of attempted murder? 

The hatred of black people in this country knows no bounds.

owning-my-truth:

atane:

atane:

This is a story that isn’t getting the traction in the press that it should. I posted the case about Howard Morgan not long ago here.

Morgan was a veteran police officer in Chicago. He is black. He was shot 28 times by 4 white officers. 21 of those shots were administered to the back of his body. Morgan never fired a weapon, and a witness corroborated that. In fact, one of the officers took Morgan’s weapon away from him. Morgan was acquitted of aggravated discharge of a weapon in 2007. 

Some key facts via this online petition

Howard Morgan’s van was crushed and destroyed without notice or cause before any forensic investigation could be done.

The State only produced 3 of the 28 bullets shot into and taken from Howard Morgan’s body, whereby the rest of the 25 bullets could have shown whether or not the police officers who shot Mr. Morgan shot him with his own gun after taking it from him.

Howard Morgan was never tested for gun residue to confirm if he even fired a weapon on the morning in question.

The State never produced the actual bullet proof vest worn by one of the officers who claimed to have allegedly taken a shot directly into the vest on the morning in question. The State only produced a replica.

Despite all this, and the fact that Morgan was earlier acquitted of firing his own weapon, Morgan was found guilty of attempted murder of the 4 white officers who shot him 28 times, with 21 of those shots having entry points on the back of his body. How does one not fire a weapon, get shot 28 times by four officers, and then be found guilty of attempted murder? It doesn’t make sense.

Morgan is set to be sentenced in April. More info here.

Since people insist on contacting to tell me “not all cops”, I’ll be reblogging old posts of the most egregious cases of police brutality. This isn’t about individual “nice” cops. This is about a systemic problem. Good cops are forced to tow the line or they will get dealt with. No one is denying that cops have a tough job. Who said they didn’t? Isn’t that what they signed up for? Don’t jump in the lion’s den and then complain about lions.

The case above is about a Black Chicago cop named Howard Morgan. Why his case didn’t gain national attention beats me. He was shot 28 times by fellow officers, and 21 of those shots came from behind. He survived somehow. One officer took his weapon away from him. Black cops are not safe either.

And note this again from atane’s original post:

Despite all this, and the fact that Morgan was earlier acquitted of firing his own weapon, Morgan was found guilty of attempted murder of the 4 white officers who shot him 28 times, with 21 of those shots having entry points on the back of his body. How does one not fire a weapon, get shot 28 times by four officers, and then be found guilty of attempted murder? 

The hatred of black people in this country knows no bounds.