“nationally, black babies are more than twice as likely as white babies to die before the age of 1. Here in Pittsburgh, the rate is five times. ”—TIMOTHY WILLIAMS for NYTimes
One thing I can't stand about being Black in America, is that we can't just call the police the way some other people can.
If we ever call the police because we’re the victim of a crime, we have to worry about the police arriving and automatically thinking you’re the criminal; have to worry about the police questioning you more about your activities than the actual crime that was committed; having to worry about being attacked by them, even though you called them to protect and serve like their job title says;
Having to worry about being carried away in handcuffs just because you called someone to help you.
Calling the police as a Black person in America can be like digging your own grave.
“Black isnt what I'm trying to be it's what I am. I'm running the same race and jumping the same hurdles so why are you tripping me up? You said we need to stick together but you dont even know what that means. If you ask me you're the real sell out.”—Carlton Banks, on someone telling him that he wasn’t black enough to join an all black fraternity
People of Color Should Have Been The First To Occupy Wall Street
The unemployment rate, recession and foreclosures as a result of predatory lending has disproportionately affected Blacks, yet I keep seeing blog posts lamenting how the “Occupy” movement has left out POC and women. Um…do you need an invitation? Why should anyone wait for someone to accept them and invite them to protest something that disproportionately affects them? I understand that as minorities we are frequently left out of the equation, but this is not the time to sit home out of spite. Get involved dammit!
Btw, to all the racist and sexist fucks who have given minorities and women a hard time for getting involved FUCK YOU!