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http://americawakiewakie.com/post/95302028188/its-not-just-cops-its-their-whole-families-that

america-wakiewakie:

It’s not just cops, it’s their whole families that rally under the blue line which effectively says they can do no wrong, and are always justified in killing black, brown, and poor folk. Through this we see a sort of breeding of men and women who are, at a moments notice, ready to defend the state and thereby its white supremacist justice system.

How many sons of cops do you know who became cops? How pervasive, even subliminal, is their anti blackness? If you don’t believe me, just visit Darren Wilson’s Facebook support page. As an institution this shit is generational.

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I was bullied and I internalized a lot of shame about who I was as a child. Bullied because I didn’t act the way someone assigned male at birth was supposed to act. And so I was called sissy, I was called the f-word. I was chased home from school practically every day. There was always a kid or groups of kids who wanted to beat me up. …

So many trans folks have said that they see themselves reflected in [Sofia]. Having your story told validates your experience. It’s like, ‘I’m not alone anymore, and maybe I’ll be OK.
Laverne Cox explains the daily struggle of growing up transgender in interview  (via micdotcom)

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marsofbrooklyn:

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livandfitz:

DAMN YOU TONY! 

Am I the only one who finds it odd how the water didn’t immediately tumble out when he turned it over, it took a second. Lol.

Yea uhm, wasn’t really looking at the physics of the water…his physical tho…heehee

I noticed his airbender abilities. I swear the water really wanted to defy gravity so to not mess the curl.

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jazzy-w:

Members of the Asian American community at UC Davis are taking a stand in solidarity with the people of Ferguson and their continued struggle for survival in the face of police brutality. All black lives matter.

jazzy-w:

Members of the Asian American community at UC Davis are taking a stand in solidarity with the people of Ferguson and their continued struggle for survival in the face of police brutality. All black lives matter.

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justbrad:

One of the few photos that I have of my Grandmother. She was a Fulani woman from Northern Nigeria who practiced Islam. Much like today, romantic relationships between Christians (Igbos) and Muslims (Hausa/Fulanis) in Nigeria were very rare and shunned.
A few years after my Dad was born, my Grandma, Nnuja Muhummad, and my Grandpa Dennis Ogbonna, ended their relationship due to the pressures of society. My Dad went with my Grandpa back to our homeland in Imo State in Southeastern Nigeria. He never saw or heard from his mother again.
My Dad died on December 26, 2011. All I have left are photographs and stories.

justbrad:

One of the few photos that I have of my Grandmother. She was a Fulani woman from Northern Nigeria who practiced Islam. Much like today, romantic relationships between Christians (Igbos) and Muslims (Hausa/Fulanis) in Nigeria were very rare and shunned.

A few years after my Dad was born, my Grandma, Nnuja Muhummad, and my Grandpa Dennis Ogbonna, ended their relationship due to the pressures of society. My Dad went with my Grandpa back to our homeland in Imo State in Southeastern Nigeria. He never saw or heard from his mother again.

My Dad died on December 26, 2011. All I have left are photographs and stories.

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