this the 2014 version of “massa treat us good why yall always complainin”
Donald Glover is one of those.
No lies told.
I think in comparison to my grandparents and their parents who went out and was beaten half to death when speaking out. Shoved to the ground and yelled at until red in the face, tased, spoken down to, us talking about it in Twitter/Social Networking makes it our posts seem small.
We’re pretty safe behind our computer and on our keyboards.
The thing is, is that this does provide a purpose in making other people aware. It doesn’t do nothing. Employers could see this. Friends and family can see it.
It spreads information which is the entire point of the internet. We reblog these posts and link these articles hoping someone else will see it and do more than what we’re doing. Or that maybe we’ll get access to a way that we could do something. Like petitions or walks!
His post is a 2014 version of “We ain’t goin’ no where ‘til us in the front and back a’ house talk.”.
But, considering this was his response to someone, possible black, tweeting he was a “white rapper” and that he had no business stating that Ferguson was disastrous. *shrugs*
*sorry about long post! DG isn’t my favorite by far, but I kinda agree with that statement. Not entirely but mostly. And I don’t think that makes me an Uncle Tom. xD*
Reading a Star Wars fic when they brought up Adi Gallia… . .I remembered really liking her but couldn’t think of why until I saw her. Her and her padawan were kickass xD. The first movie could’ve been better but it wasn’t nearly as upsetting as when Darth Vader was born.
So anti-climatic, like, who makes Palpatine the beastmaster flex villain?
Yet another reason for the outrage in the small St. Louis suburb.
Mother Jones’s Mark Follman provides new insight into the tense relationship between the black community in Ferguson, Missouri, and local law enforcement following the shooting of Michael Brown. He reports that shortly after Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed the 18-year-old on August 9, Brown’s grieving mother helped set up a makeshift memorial at the site of the shooting. Police then reportedly ran over the memorial with their cars, and at least one officer let his police dog urinate on the memorial site.
[Missouri state Rep. Sharon Pace] purchased some tea lights for the family, and around 7 p.m. she joined Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, and others as they placed the candles and sprinkled flowers on the ground where Brown had died. “They spelled out his initials with rose petals over the bloodstains,” Pace recalled.
By then, police had prohibited all vehicles from entering Canfield Drive except for their own. Soon the candles and flowers had been smashed, after police drove over them.
"That made people in the crowd mad," Pace said, "and it made me mad." Some residents began walking in front of police vehicles at the end of the block to prevent them from driving in.
Ryo Oyamada, a 24 year old student from Japan, was struck and killed by an NYPD vehicle in a hit & run. Witnesses say the police car had no lights or sirens on and was going over 70 mph. The released footage by NYPDwas proven to be heavily altered in a cover-up, showing “lights” on the vehicle, when compared to footage from the NY Housing Authority on the same street with the same timestamp.
On a personal note: I know that this will probably not be shared or reblogged very much, because Asians are not very prominent in American culture. I understand this, because Asians (like me) are partially at fault for being so passive. But I am begging you to please consider signing this petition out of human decency. Ryo was just a student walking home, then struck by a nearly silent police cruiser going at excess speed, and the NYPD covered it up.
Here is the side-by-side comparison of the released video footage, including updates from the case. *Edit* This article contains a link to a graphic video moments after the crash, showing the body of Ryo Oyamada and NY citizens yelling at the police. Please advise, it is highly disturbing.
And the following is an excerpt from the petition, which as of now only has 286 signatures.
On February 21st, 2013, Ryo Oyamada was struck and killed by a police cruiser while crossing the street. NYPD claimed that the cruiser’s lights and sirens were on before the collision, but multiple eyewitnesses stated otherwise, that the lights and sirens were only turned on afterwards, and that the cruiser was speeding in excess of 70 mph down a residential street. None of these eyewitnesses were interviewed for the police report.