|06,907 notes| Monday, Sep 22 at 4:11 pm

Cop Mistakes Black Oakland Firefighter For Burglar, Draws Weapon On Man And His Kids




Cop Mistakes Black Oakland Firefighter For Burglar, Draws Weapon On Man And His Kids

I guess this black firefighter isn’t going to need to have the talk with his kids, since they got to experience firsthand what it’s like for cops to make a snap decision about you based on race.


It was 10:45 p.m., after a recent Raiders game. Veteran firefighter Keith Jones and his two sons, ages 9 and 12, were walking back to their SUV at Station 29. A fire crew responding to an emergency had forgotten to close the garage door. Jones went in to make sure everything was secure.

As Jones walked out, he said a police officer, responding to a possible burglary in progress, yelled “Don’t move, put your hands up.”

“And his hand is on his gun. He was crouched, he was low, and he was basically in a shooting stance,” Jones said.

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Jones complied, but noticed his 9-year-old son Trevon was starting to cry. The officer saw the two kids first and had already told them to raise their hands.

Jones said he told the officer that he was an Oakland firefighter, that he worked at the station and that they were his kids. He asked the officer to allow his kids to lower their hands and tell them everything is OK. Jones said the officer told them to keep their hands up and not to move.

The firefighter said this lasted for a few minutes.

“I’m pretty much thinking he’s going to pretty much shoot me,” Jones said.

“I was thinking is he going to shoot my dad the whole time,” said 12-year-old Keith Jones II.

“I was getting ready about to cry. My hands started to get tired, but I kept them up,” said 9-year-old Trevon Jones.

Black people in general get no respect by white authority because we’re automatically every single negative stereotype that white America has thrust upon us all at once. And this goes double for our sons and daughters.

|01,069 notes| Monday, Sep 22 at 4:10 pm
“If Latin America had not been pillaged by the U.S. capital since its independence, millions of desperate workers would not now be coming here in such numbers to reclaim a share of that wealth; and if the United States is today the world’s richest nation, it is in part because of the sweat and blood of the copper workers of Chile, the tin miners of Bolivia, the fruit pickers of Guatemala and Honduras, the cane cutters of Cuba, the oil workers of Venezuela and Mexico, the pharmaceutical workers of Puerto Rico, the ranch hands of Costa Rica and Argentina, the West Indians who died building the Panama Canal, and the Panamanians who maintained it.”
— Juan Gonzalez - Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America (via stpph)

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|05,489 notes| Monday, Sep 22 at 3:50 pm


Part 3: Celebrities react to the Ferguson protests (Part 1, Part 2)

Jennifer Lewis»>

|0111,953 notes| Monday, Sep 22 at 3:49 pm




I just want a serial killer to love me is that too much to ask



|0131 notes| Monday, Sep 22 at 3:34 pm



My eyes chink when I laugh

I don’t really understand the trend by white people to use racial slurs to describe themselves.

Why on earth would you want to use a word that has been used and continues to be used to insult, demean, and devalue Asians?

|0115 notes| Monday, Sep 22 at 3:33 pm
“As a white man, let me tell you my opinions on racial profiling and why it’s for the good of the community.”
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|07,755 notes| Monday, Sep 22 at 3:29 pm

Dia De Los Muertos and You


dear people of tumblr, i just want to let you know that this is not okay:


it really irks me when i see people who are outside of my culture/race/heritage/etc use day of the dead makeup and such as halloween costumes. i don’t attempt to speak for everyone, but i know i’m…

|0292 notes| Monday, Sep 22 at 3:29 pm


Where are the white feminists who supported Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton when their nudes leaked?

Meagan Good, Gabrielle Union, Jill Scott, Keke Palmer, and Rihanna’s nudes leaked, y’all are silent and apathetic.

But when those white girl celebrity nudes leaked, you white feminists were outraged and began to discuss feminism, misogyny, and sexism in the entertainment industry. 

|057,602 notes| Monday, Sep 22 at 3:28 pm











“Stop sending expired food”….”fried chicken 64.99” 

IQALUIT, Nunavut — A head of cabbage for $20. Fifteen bucks for a small bag of apples.

A case of ginger ale: $82.

Fed up and frustrated by sky-high food prices and concerned over widespread hunger in their communities, thousands of Inuit have spent weeks posting pictures and price tags from their local grocery stores to a Facebook site called Feed My Family.

Holy hell.

WHAT IN THE FUCK? This shit is not okay.

ughhslfkajsdlf gross gross gross


These people are starving for a reason.


have been starving

these people

to death for years.

Reblogging for the extra articles. 

Also… I might show up to this protest and support them. 

Pay attention to this stuff, please, followers who haven’t heard about this!  This kind of thing is completely erased in news media.

This is really fucking important.

This is why I don’t respect anyone who blindly supports the anti-sealing protestors. Because for a lot of people, it’s the only affordable option.

It’s not just Iqaluit. In Nain, Labrador this problem has been going on for ages and nobody does anything about it. $47 for a ham and $17 for a block of cheese. In Rigolet, Labrador, a loaf of bread costs $7. Here’s another picture of an Iqaluit food price changing before your very eyes.

The NNCP is starving people, reducing their food choices, and keeping people on EI poor. This is so, so wrong.

How can we help? I joined the group and checked out the website, but I didn’t see anything that can be actively done (other than raising awareness, which, of course, is great).

Excellent question! If you read through the group (which is here, for anyone who missed it), there are people talking about some ways to help.

  • Look at the latest news on the Feeding My Family website to see what the priorities are and how you might be able to help.
  • If you’re Canadian, call your local MP and ask to discuss this issue and express your concern.
  • Look up ways to support putting pressure onto airlines to charge fair rates (a $1000 plane ticket should be from one coast to the other, not a few hundred miles).
  • Research and learn what you can about food sustainability. For a start, how about learning square foot/metre (French intensive) gardening or container gardening and starting to practice it yourself? Share these techniques with friends and family. Get good at it so you can teach them to others who have poor food security in your own area.
  • For the love of God, stop signing “anti-sealing”/”anti-hunting” petitions and supporting Greenpeace’s actions without understanding the complicated, nuanced situation in the North.
  • Watch the FB group, because people there mention direct donations and ways to help the organizations actually on the ground there.
  • For example, one person is starting up a donation project/fundraiser.
  • Look at what organizations like FoodShare are doing and support them.

There is so much to be done. Sharing news articles and stories, lists of resources, donation and fundraising pages, and knowledge about food security is critical, but there’s a lot more work of all sorts.

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|02,552 notes| Monday, Sep 22 at 3:23 pm


Apparently someone didn’t grow up in a farming community. Kids on farms with livestock tend to learn pretty early on about the realities of where meat comes from. It’s not some horrible “OH MY GOD YOU KILLED THE CUTE LITTLE PIG HOW DARE YOU” message that they get, but “We’ve cared for this pig* for this amount of time, and now’s the time we kill it so we have meat (or sell it so we have money to pay the bills)”. Yes, there are farm kids who grow up to be vegan, but plenty don’t.

There’s a huge disconnect between American culture and the realities of our food and where it comes from, across the board. This leads not only to ignorance like the above sign, but also the horror of modern factory farms. There are much more humane ways to kill an animal for meat than the mass-production lines, just as there are more eco-friendly ways to grow produce than growing huge fields of nothing but one crop, with pesticides and chemical fertilizers for all. The problem with “OMG YOU EAT MEAT? YOU MONSTER!” attitudes is that they keep distancing people from reality; most people don’t respond well to guilt, and therefore won’t investigate their options. Because when you present your way as the ONLY way, people who don’t adhere to that way will turn back to whatever they were doing because your way doesn’t work for them. 

But if we encourage everyone to learn about where food comes from, then let people make their own educated decisions, then we have more of a chance of making things better. It may not match everyone’s idea of “better”, because there are always going to be people who eat meat and some other people make it their business to not like that. But I’d rather have people eating meat from free-range farms and humane kills (and have THAT be the subsidized, affordable source) than the way things are now. Encouraging curiosity and open inquiry, not political fundamentalism and guilt-slinging, seems to be a better way to bring that about.

(* And there’s a good reason they tell you as a kid to stay away from the pig pen. Pigs are NOT safe to be around, especially when full grown, and they have been known to eat people who got into their pens. We’re not sending adorable little cute things to the slaughterhouse.)

|026,742 notes| Monday, Sep 22 at 3:16 pm


i made the ace one all purple because it looked better than with the shades of grey, and the white in the flag really fucked up the logo

also these are all all quotes (the two ace parts are from different comments) from fckh8 here.

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Yvette Nicole Brown Responds to the NY Times’s portrayal of Shonda Rhimes as an “Angry Black Woman”


"Less classically beautiful" Christ, it’s as if these authors do not know how to function in the presence of a black woman. 2014 has been the year of outright bizarre journalism in reference to black women.

We have white chicks feeling uncomfortable and crying because a black lady was in her yoga class, we have successful black women who display no hints of inherent anger being automatically labeled as an “ABW” because HA-HA STEREOTYPE YAY, and all other sorts of bullshit

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look at this fragile delicate flower of a man look at how precarious his value and identity is wonder at the marvel that is masculinity

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