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African-American Man Stopped by Michigan Cop for Walking with His Hands in His Pockets
In Michigan, putting your hands in your pockets on a cold day counts as suspicious behavior, if you're black.
11 Stupid Reasons White People Have Rioted - White people riot all the time. Here's a look at some of the dumbest reasons.
The "Gorilla" View of Black People I Refer To In My Rant Below:
4. Wilson refers to Brown as “it” and says that he looks like “a demon.”
“The only way I can describe it, it looks like a demon, that’s how angry he looked. He comes back towards me again with his hands up. At that point I just went like this, I tried to pull the trigger again, click, nothing happened,” Wilson testified.
It’s interesting that Wilson referred to Brown as “a demon” and then acknowledged that Brown had his “hands up.”
This Week in Religion: Pat Robertson's Idiotic Ferguson Commentary
From man-made climate change to a dignified burial, Christian fundamentalists have shown little grace in their denials.
An unfortunate and clear side-effect has been inflamed racial tensions. But that's not so obvious to Pat Robertson, who told his 700 Club audience that racism is actually dead.
Given that Pat Robertson was around when blacks had their own drinking fountain, separate schools... it actually makes sense that Pat Robertson would think racism is dead. To him racism is allot more than simple prejudice. It's taking determined, society wide action on your racist convictions. As God "obviously" intended.
Note: What God "Intends" tends to evolve from generation to generation. For example; An archaic human like Pat Robertson would say "there is no such thing as evolution" buta later generation Christian with some scientific education might say "Evolution was part of God's plan". The reason views like Pat's are still around is because of (1) advances in medicine, keeping them alive... and (2)corporate media (esp. Fox "News") seems to take their crazy views seriously. Promoting these archaic views on TV, obviously hold back societies image of the universe & it's place in it back to that archaic age.
Melissa Harris-Perry: What it means to say ‘black lives matter’
Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Chloe Angyal, Raul Reyes and Salamishah Tillet weigh in on the rallying cry of Ferguson protesters.
Anyways, the Trayvon Martin atrocity was put together by the GOP prosecutor of Rick Scott's Florida & the lawyers of Zimmerman pulled off together. Here is a list of examples:
All-female jury selected in Trayvon Martin case
Why Did They Let Her on the Zimmerman Jury? The strange, strange case of juror B37
Juror B37 was among those who believed Zimmerman was not guilty from the start.
The Only Non-White Juror in the George Zimmerman Trial
Jim Crow Impacts Juries in Florida, Denying Justice for Trayvon Martin
The Trayvon Martin case - Race and juries
Officer’s testimony cast Michael Brown as outsized threat
Rachel Maddow points out officer Darren Wilson’s characterization of Michael Brown as being especially big and powerful, with a face like a demon, despite Wilson’s similar size, better training and access to weaponry.
Rev. Al Sharpton talks with Rachel Maddow about how Michael Brown’s parents are dealing with the news that the police officer who shot their son will not be indicted and discusses the St. Louis prosecutor’s impugning on the witnesses in the case.
The Right’s Vile Ferguson Ploy: Why They Really Want to Focus on the Riots
Supporters of Darren Wilson and apologists for Ferguson officials are desperate to change the subject.
Most White People in America Are Completely Oblivious
Black people have to learn everything about white people just to stay alive. White people just don't get that.
I am Utterly Undone: My Struggle With Black Rage and Fear After Ferguson
I woke up in black skin today -- and felt its scourge. After Ferguson, here's what "rule of law" means to me now.
Ferguson, Goddamn: No Indictment for Darren Wilson Is No Surprise. This Is Why We Protest
Ferguson is a microcosm of all the narratives about race and America that we fear and suppress.
The Big Takeaway from the Ferguson Ruling: White Supremacy Is Alive and Well
With "no indictment" announced against Darren Wilson, a perverted natural order of things was affirmed.
"Why We Did It" - The Invasion of Iraq (FULL)