hugealienpie
whatwhiteswillneverknow:

kinkyturtle:

jcoleknowsbest:

So my facebook friend just posted this pic with this text….


Well, I just witnessed blatant racial injustice with my own eyes. I was getting in my car after exiting a store when a young black man stumbled past me and collapsed against the store wall. When I got out to see if he was okay, a group of white people came rushing over, one of whom was a 20-something white woman who declared in distress, “I ran a red light and hit him with my car!” People immediately assured her that SHE would be okay, meanwhile the young man is writhing in pain on the ground, pants leg torn, tears running down his face. When the police arrived and the young woman explained what happened, it was suggested to her that maybe the light had been yellow and that the young man had “darted out into the street into her path.” I was floored. I said, “But she just SAID she ran the red light and hit him in the intersection!” 





The police officers then led the young woman away and began talking with her privately in low tones. When the paramedics FINALLY got there I was surprised at the hostility they showed towards the young man. One blonde female EMT (shown in the photo) suggested that he couldn’t be THAT hurt if he was able to walk from the place where he was struck to the sidewalk where he finally collapsed. White bystanders commented several times about “What that poor girl must be going through.” I was the only one who commented on what the young man must be going through, what, with his mangled leg and all. I am absolutely positive that in the end “that poor girl” will be absolved of all wrongdoing and be able to go on her merry way. After all, she just ran a red light and slammed her car into the body of some black kid on a bike, right?And people wonder why black people are so angry and want to break shit.
















friendly reminder that studies have shown that white people do not empathize with Black people and we (including medical personel) also think Black people feel less pain

"OH MY GOD! THE CAR IS DAMAGED! YOU POOR CAR!"

whatwhiteswillneverknow:

kinkyturtle:

jcoleknowsbest:

So my facebook friend just posted this pic with this text….

Well, I just witnessed blatant racial injustice with my own eyes. I was getting in my car after exiting a store when a young black man stumbled past me and collapsed against the store wall. When I got out to see if he was okay, a group of white people came rushing over, one of whom was a 20-something white woman who declared in distress, “I ran a red light and hit him with my car!” People immediately assured her that SHE would be okay, meanwhile the young man is writhing in pain on the ground, pants leg torn, tears running down his face. When the police arrived and the young woman explained what happened, it was suggested to her that maybe the light had been yellow and that the young man had “darted out into the street into her path.” I was floored. I said, “But she just SAID she ran the red light and hit him in the intersection!” 

The police officers then led the young woman away and began talking with her privately in low tones. When the paramedics FINALLY got there I was surprised at the hostility they showed towards the young man. One blonde female EMT (shown in the photo) suggested that he couldn’t be THAT hurt if he was able to walk from the place where he was struck to the sidewalk where he finally collapsed. White bystanders commented several times about “What that poor girl must be going through.” I was the only one who commented on what the young man must be going through, what, with his mangled leg and all. I am absolutely positive that in the end “that poor girl” will be absolved of all wrongdoing and be able to go on her merry way. After all, she just ran a red light and slammed her car into the body of some black kid on a bike, right?

And people wonder why black people are so angry and want to break shit.

friendly reminder that studies have shown that white people do not empathize with Black people and we (including medical personel) also think Black people feel less pain

"OH MY GOD! THE CAR IS DAMAGED! YOU POOR CAR!"

prince-pratdragon
gothicchii989:

I dont have many followers left because of my inactivity but hopefully the last few of you can help ma save this cat.
Im taking donations for this abandoned starved cat
Her donation page is http://www.gofundme.com/dabo2o
Her background story and info is on the donation page, but just in case people dont go to it, at least share it for someone who will.
“This cat, who we have decided to name Angel, was found in the middle of the road yesterday night (8/19/14), unable to stand. Initially everyone thought she was hit by a car but after getting a closer look at her, she was simply dying of starvation. She couldn’t stand on her own or open her eyes. When we brought her in our house to feed/water her whatever we tried to give her would simply fall out of her mouth. After a few minutes of trying, we got her to start licking chicken juice off our finger and drink a little bit of water. After seeing she was still willing to eat, we decided to stop feeding her (since she could get sick) and take her to a hospital. 
She has been abandoned and starved but after taking her to an emergency clinic, we find out that other than the fact she is severely underweight and dehydrated, her organs are ok and she has no diseases.My family believes that a neighboor that was foreclosed on a few months ago threw out their house cat and simply left her on her own. Being a house cat all her life most likely made it extremely difficult to find food and avoid the enourmous amount of cyotes living in a nearby park.We gave her to the vet to keep under surveillance last night and get some liquids in her. My family and I have high hopes for this cat considering she is very eager to eat and purrs when held/pet. But sadly the vet gave us an idea of the price after all the procedure and its extremely difficult for us to pay, especially since this cat isn’t even ours. My family is expecting a bill of around $1,500 (We had been originally told around 1,000 dollars but as the cat stays in the hospital longer, the bill gets bigger.Its currently at 1,200. If the bill stays at 1,200 and we still reach our goal of 15, we will use the money to keep the cat in good condition until we can find her a new owner. Or we will use the remaining money to donate to other pet donation sites to help other animals with similar stories.Even if its just a dollar, anything can help us keep this cat going . Also, for anyone that donates and would consider adopting Angel, we will be looking for a new home for her. If you’re interested in giving her a permanent home please feel free to contact me.”
 
Thanks in advance for anyone that donates to this cat or shares her story

gothicchii989:

I dont have many followers left because of my inactivity but hopefully the last few of you can help ma save this cat.

Im taking donations for this abandoned starved cat

Her donation page is http://www.gofundme.com/dabo2o

Her background story and info is on the donation page, but just in case people dont go to it, at least share it for someone who will.

This cat, who we have decided to name Angel, was found in the middle of the road yesterday night (8/19/14), unable to stand. Initially everyone thought she was hit by a car but after getting a closer look at her, she was simply dying of starvation. She couldn’t stand on her own or open her eyes. When we brought her in our house to feed/water her whatever we tried to give her would simply fall out of her mouth. After a few minutes of trying, we got her to start licking chicken juice off our finger and drink a little bit of water. After seeing she was still willing to eat, we decided to stop feeding her (since she could get sick) and take her to a hospital. 


She has been abandoned and starved but after taking her to an emergency clinic, we find out that other than the fact she is severely underweight and dehydrated, her organs are ok and she has no diseases.
My family believes that a neighboor that was foreclosed on a few months ago threw out their house cat and simply left her on her own. Being a house cat all her life most likely made it extremely difficult to find food and avoid the enourmous amount of cyotes living in a nearby park.
We gave her to the vet to keep under surveillance last night and get some liquids in her. 

My family and I have high hopes for this cat considering she is very eager to eat and purrs when held/pet. But sadly the vet gave us an idea of the price after all the procedure and its extremely difficult for us to pay, especially since this cat isn’t even ours. 
My family is expecting a bill of around $1,500 (We had been originally told around 1,000 dollars but as the cat stays in the hospital longer, the bill gets bigger.
Its currently at 1,200. If the bill stays at 1,200 and we still reach our goal of 15, we will use the money to keep the cat in good condition until we can find her a new owner. Or we will use the remaining money to donate to other pet donation sites to help other animals with similar stories.
Even if its just a dollar, anything can help us keep this cat going . 

Also, for anyone that donates and would consider adopting Angel, we will be looking for a new home for her. If you’re interested in giving her a permanent home please feel free to contact me.”

 

Thanks in advance for anyone that donates to this cat or shares her story

prince-pratdragon
thepianogirl1:

abettertimeorplace:

washed—up:

queertodaygonetomorrow:

atane:

wristxrocket:

dear-drifter:

lilightfoot:

Remember.

his life was totally in danger.

^^^^

True story; this officer (John Pike) got a settlement of $38,000 because he said he got depressed after pepper spraying these kids. Oh, the depression wasn’t for feeling remorseful for pepper spraying a bunch of college kids peacefully protesting. He got depressed because he said since the media kept playing the video of him pepper spraying peaceful kids without cause, he got threats and didn’t feel safe. He didn’t feel safe. I’m not making that up. This motherfucker collected nearly 40 grand on worker’s comp after assaulting a bunch of college kids.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/23/pepper-spray-cop-settlement_n_4152147.html

I weep for humanity

Incase anyone doesn’t remember the exact details, this happened at UC Davis when the students were peacefully protesting tuition hikes (while the principal and vp got raises). This happened only 3 years ago.

thepianogirl1:

abettertimeorplace:

washed—up:

queertodaygonetomorrow:

atane:

wristxrocket:

dear-drifter:

lilightfoot:

Remember.

his life was totally in danger.

^^^^

True story; this officer (John Pike) got a settlement of $38,000 because he said he got depressed after pepper spraying these kids. Oh, the depression wasn’t for feeling remorseful for pepper spraying a bunch of college kids peacefully protesting. He got depressed because he said since the media kept playing the video of him pepper spraying peaceful kids without cause, he got threats and didn’t feel safe. He didn’t feel safe. I’m not making that up. This motherfucker collected nearly 40 grand on worker’s comp after assaulting a bunch of college kids.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/23/pepper-spray-cop-settlement_n_4152147.html

I weep for humanity

Incase anyone doesn’t remember the exact details, this happened at UC Davis when the students were peacefully protesting tuition hikes (while the principal and vp got raises). This happened only 3 years ago.

hugealienpie
feministsirius:

blackgirlnerds:

thehpalliance:

itsvondell:

somebody asked whether my reading of james potter and the potter family as historically black meant that the Peverell lineage was a black lineage as well and asked what that meant for the complexions of the Gaunt family and, consequently, Tom Riddle, so i color-coded this Peverell lineage chart from the hp wiki to reflect how i imagine that business.



when reading it for the first time a lot of people imagine a direct correlation between blood supremacy and racial supremacy because of the way that rowling draws parallels between them, the malfoys are racist, voldemort is hitler, etc etc.
but honestly, i think a wizarding world with diverse pure-blood lines of many races and ancestries is a more interesting reading of it.
the wizarding world is already historically very separate and distinct from the muggle world and i think it’s interesting to imagine a wizarding world that has historically used magical pedigree, completely separate from race, as the primary object of discrimination and ideological superiority
it’s a reading that allows the Gaunts to be mixed-race descendants of both the black wizarding Peverell lineage and the white wizarding Slytherin lineage while still being obsessively concerned about blood purity and it maintains a route for Marvolo Gaunt to see Merope’s partnership with Tom Riddle Sr., a member of an extremely wealthy muggle family whose physical descriptions and historical social position heavily imply whiteness, as traitorous.
i think it’s a much more compelling reading to view the historical wizarding world as lacking much of the concepts of racial supremacy that the Muggle world have produced, having been much more intimately concerned with magical blood supremacy than physical ancestry and complexion. it’s worth remembering that white supremacy is a historical construct that rose directly out of western imperialism and colonialism and not in any way an innate tendency of humans. it’s entirely possible (and to me, a very interesting thought) that the historical wizarding world’s extensive isolation from muggle actions and affairs might have kept it largely ignorant of the muggle world’s racial ideologies.




We’re so into Vondell Swain’s reading of race in the Potter series. If you missed his fan art of James, Lily, and Harry, check it out here.

Wow! Awesome analysis!


I love this.

feministsirius:

blackgirlnerds:

thehpalliance:

itsvondell:

somebody asked whether my reading of james potter and the potter family as historically black meant that the Peverell lineage was a black lineage as well and asked what that meant for the complexions of the Gaunt family and, consequently, Tom Riddle, so i color-coded this Peverell lineage chart from the hp wiki to reflect how i imagine that business.

when reading it for the first time a lot of people imagine a direct correlation between blood supremacy and racial supremacy because of the way that rowling draws parallels between them, the malfoys are racist, voldemort is hitler, etc etc.

but honestly, i think a wizarding world with diverse pure-blood lines of many races and ancestries is a more interesting reading of it.

the wizarding world is already historically very separate and distinct from the muggle world and i think it’s interesting to imagine a wizarding world that has historically used magical pedigree, completely separate from race, as the primary object of discrimination and ideological superiority

it’s a reading that allows the Gaunts to be mixed-race descendants of both the black wizarding Peverell lineage and the white wizarding Slytherin lineage while still being obsessively concerned about blood purity and it maintains a route for Marvolo Gaunt to see Merope’s partnership with Tom Riddle Sr., a member of an extremely wealthy muggle family whose physical descriptions and historical social position heavily imply whiteness, as traitorous.

i think it’s a much more compelling reading to view the historical wizarding world as lacking much of the concepts of racial supremacy that the Muggle world have produced, having been much more intimately concerned with magical blood supremacy than physical ancestry and complexion. it’s worth remembering that white supremacy is a historical construct that rose directly out of western imperialism and colonialism and not in any way an innate tendency of humans. it’s entirely possible (and to me, a very interesting thought) that the historical wizarding world’s extensive isolation from muggle actions and affairs might have kept it largely ignorant of the muggle world’s racial ideologies.

We’re so into Vondell Swain’s reading of race in the Potter series. If you missed his fan art of James, Lily, and Harry, check it out here.

Wow! Awesome analysis!

I love this.

prince-pratdragon

mushroomtale-fanart:

No time to worry about brushstroke accuracy when the colors so hard to control! I just hope not too out of control… I hope you like it, bb. <3

Let me tell you about Dragonchild!Merlin. Having powerful wings and beautiful scales, his kind has been hunted to extinction by bounty hunters and magic-haters alike. He lives high up in the mountains and together with his dragons watches over the creatures of the realm. While on a quest Prince Arthur somehow wanders into Merlin’s dwelling despite the magical wards he has all over the place. 

There’s also a sadder version wherein Uther finds what he thinks is a dragon egg but that hatches a magical child instead. When he is old enough to walk, kid!Merlin is held in the stone caves under the castle (with Kil?). One day kid!Arthur wanders into his dark little world and they become sort-of friends, and years and years later maybe there’s a war — and what could possibly be Merlin’s only chance at freedom.

Headcanons inspired by Maleficent and In the Flesh (the irises!). Sorry that was a bit long. Also if these fics already exist please do point me in their direction, thanks! xD