journolist:

Parents of Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis Share Their Loss at the United Nations

Sitting in meetings in the United Nation’s ornate Wilson Palace by the shores of Lake Geneva in the shadow of the Alps seems an odd place to discuss racial discrimination in the United States.
But the problems of racial discrimination quickly hit home at an event earlier this week that hosted the parents of Travon Martin and Jordan Davis, two unarmed young black men killed by armed white men claiming to be acting in self-defense. Made all the more powerful as it came on the heels of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., their affecting and often harrowing testimony immediately erased the distance between Switzerland and the United States. It made the discrimination present and underscored the importance of the work being done here at the U.N.’s review of the U.S. record of racial discrimination.

Read more here. 

journolist:

Parents of Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis Share Their Loss at the United Nations

Sitting in meetings in the United Nation’s ornate Wilson Palace by the shores of Lake Geneva in the shadow of the Alps seems an odd place to discuss racial discrimination in the United States.

But the problems of racial discrimination quickly hit home at an event earlier this week that hosted the parents of Travon Martin and Jordan Davis, two unarmed young black men killed by armed white men claiming to be acting in self-defense. Made all the more powerful as it came on the heels of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., their affecting and often harrowing testimony immediately erased the distance between Switzerland and the United States. It made the discrimination present and underscored the importance of the work being done here at the U.N.’s review of the U.S. record of racial discrimination.

Read more here

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werewolfau:

At a deposition, Ferguson’s former police chief revealed that his staff did not keep records of incidents in which officers used force against citizens, so long as no one died; in other words, there was no way of telling how often incidents like Davis’ happened.

remember shit like this when they talk about how mike brown’s shooter had no disciplinary record

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modestxwolves:

"the ice bucket challenge is stupid and it’s not really raising any money or awareness"

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arabellesicardi:

blackdenimjeans:

soulrevision:

You WILL want to watch this.

In the early morning hours on 8/16/2014 in Ferguson, MO, Greg Thomas spoke with VICE about Ferguson, structural racism, media bias and more!!!

Please reblog & signal boost so we can get this truth out!!

Greg Thomas can be found on twitter, here: Minossec

#Ferguson #MikeBrown

Mess at this being a vice interview important still though

i saw this live and was screaming about it on twitter. he’s the best. this is a graduate level seminar on media & partisanship. this is 4 years of journalism classes in 7 minutes. 

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demeaniac:

one sentence horror story: “seems like we’re the last two people on earth, m’lady”

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nuanced-subversion:

is this beautiful solidarity too much for you, anon?

(also, i feel bad for you.)

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fuckitfireeverything:

surprise
who would have thought anyone would get sick of Rich White Man Saves the World: the sequel

fuckitfireeverything:

surprise

who would have thought anyone would get sick of Rich White Man Saves the World: the sequel

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For all the protesters out there:

pon-raul:

If you aren’t aware, cops love to destroy the phones of people who record them. 

So next time you’re in a situation where you are recording an officer and fear for the safety of your video evidence, try using the Bambuser app.

It uploads your video online to your Bambuser account while you record it. You can also stream the video live. This way your videos are saved online, safe from the hands of the uniformed pigs. 

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rasam1453:

ok it kinda cracks me up that egypt’s official human name is “Gupta” cuz like egyptian arabic doesn’t possess a “p” sound even…..why’d you give the egyptian guy a sanskrit name…..i mean like you do you himaruya, but…

rasam1453:

ok it kinda cracks me up that egypt’s official human name is “Gupta” cuz like egyptian arabic doesn’t possess a “p” sound even…..why’d you give the egyptian guy a sanskrit name…..i mean like you do you himaruya, but…

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