call for justice

poems and plagiarism

women of color, are we going to colonize each other?

della-hicks wilson and rupi kaur plagiarize nayyirah waheed’s artistic voice, and pavana plagiarizes najma idil’s words.

There aren’t many institutional forms of accountability that back our writing, so in the wake of plagiarism, our communities should call for restorative justice. But we are often silent or simply just abusive and terroristic in our online ‘call-outs’.

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(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrjJI1bBalM)

Everyone take a couple seconds and watch this video. It might be on the most important new apps out there. It is called Mobile Justice.

This app was created by ACLU and is made just for recording cops. If a cop tries to take you phone you can press something like stop recording and the video will be sent to ACLU so they have a copy of it if something happens to your phone. It is legal to record cops in all 50 states. If you have the app it will also let you know if others are using it around you. There is a different app for each state. Currently there is: California, Missouri, Oregon, Nebraska, and Mississippi. It is available on both android and iphone

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Hillary Clinton vows to end mass incarceration in the wake of Baltimore protests 

In a spirited speech at Columbia University on Wednesday, Hillary Clinton expressed sympathy for the death of Freddie Gray at the hands of the Baltimore police and called for sweeping criminal justice reform that would “end the era of mass incarceration” — and surprisingly offered details how to fix it.

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!!!!!  BREAKING NEWS !!!!!!

6 OFFICERS INVOLVED IN FREDDIE GRAY MURDER HAVE JUST BEEN CHARGED, STATE ATTORNEY MARILYN MOSBY RULES DEATH A HOMICIDE. 

Marilyn Mosby, the woman overseeing the Freddie Gray Investigation,(and the youngest top prosecutor of any major city in America whos family was all cops, and who was put into office only 4 months ago) has announced charges ranging from second-degree depraved-heart murder, to manslaughter, to second-degree assault, against six officers in connection with the death of Freddie Gray. Arrest warrants were issued for the officers, who were to be arraigned Friday.

In fridays press conference Mosby stated “To the people of Baltimore and demonstrators across America, I heard your call for ‘No Justice, No peace,’” she said. “Your peace is sincerely needed as I work to deliver justice on behalf of this young man. No one is above the Law”

REMEMBER THOUGH:

Charges are one thing. Convictions are another. still…

ITS A MIRACLE!! GOD BLESS THIS WOMAN YALL!!!!

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#StayWoke

Just so you know, most of the protest tonight in Baltimore was peaceful. Early violence was started by baseball fans. Only twelve people were arrested for later violence (the fires and car smashing videos you’re seeing online) out of the over one thousand people protesting. And just imagine how it would have escalated if Baltimore had lost the baseball game? People like an excuse to be violent. Think about that when you’re watching what the media portrays.

Sourced from BBC two hours ago, by the way.

NOTHING IN THIS UPD8 NOR ANYTHING IN THIS NEW TIMELINE SEEMS LIKE IT’S OK

Karkat is giving up on leadership and passing the role onto Vriska. THAT’S LITERALLY THE PURPOSE OF HIS CLASSPECT - USING LOYALTY AS A WEAPON AND TOOL AND PROTECTING FRIENDS

Dave just let Vriska do time shenanigans unattended. THE ENTIRE PURPOSE OF HIS CLASSPECT IS TO PROTECT TIME. FUCK I WOULD SAY THE ENTIRE PURPOSE OF HIS CHARACTER ARC IS HIM LEARNING TO GIVE A FLYING FLIPPANT FUCK ABOUT ANYTHING, WHICH IS NOT HAPPENING PRESENTLY.

Terezi is letting Vriska make judgment calls on matters of justice. UM. HAVE YOU FUCKING MET TEREZI PYROPE??

Tavros is bowing before Vriska’s every word. HIS ENTIRE CHARACTER ARC AND CLASSPECT REVOLVES AROUND HIM BECOMING HIS OWN PERSON AND STANDING UP TO THE PEOPLE WHO STEP ON HIM.

Jake has said nothing. WHEN THE FUCK DOES THAT TALKATIVE VINTAGE FUCK SIT SILENTLY?

I don’t think Vriska had to live because she would keep everyone healthy. I THINK SHE HAD TO LIVE BECAUSE SHE WOULD STEAL EVERYBODY’S THUNDER LONG ENOUGH TO KEEP THEM ALIVE AND THEN HOPEFULLY EVERYBODY WILL SNAP BACK TO THEIR FUCKING SENSES.

The SJWs sent me a folder full of rare Pepes but when I opened it I got over 30 viruses

Is this what you call social justice?

Watch people on tumblr ignore the religious aspects that influenced the Armenian genocide, because it’s sooo cool to bash Christianity when it persecutes but becomes awkward when it’s the one being persecuted. Like I watched yall dodging bullets during the recent Kenyan massacre when the word ‘Christianity’ was even mentioned. Yall are so pathetic and only call for justice when it is convenient for you smh.

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Tehran, Iran
April 24, 2015

Thousands of Iranian Armenians, joined by other Iranians, rallied in Tehran today, protesting in front of the Turkish Embassy to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. They marched from the Armenian church in Tehran to the Turkish Embassy, holding signs asking the international community to recognize the genocide, while others chanted slogans calling for justice and the downfall of the Turkish government.


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Okay yeah there are shitty people using “callout culture is bad” posts to try to defend themselves or justify their shitty actions and that’s no good at all and we need to be on the lookout for these people and be aware of them, because there ARE people on tumblr that others need to be aware of because they are genuinely dangerous awful people, and they need to be called out for others’ safety. my abuser just recently reblogged a post about it and i side eyed the fuck out of it

BUT? that doesn’t mean?? that the way tumblr calls people out and the system behind it isn’t still extremely fucked up and harmful?? like I’m now seeing people turn this whole thing on its head and using these people as proof for why the concept of “callout culture” being bad is wrong and that isn’t true

“callout culture” on tumblr is absolutely dripping in ableism & abusive behavior. it frequently targets minors for doing things that, while shitty, are easy as fuck to talk to them about personally or even just ignore because hey that person is 13 and you don’t need to collect 50 receipts of a child saying CHILDISH things to drag their name through the mud when they’re barely out of middle school. It targets mentally ill ppl for saying and doing things that they cannot control + oftentimes even apologize for and warn others of in advance, such as saying shitty things due to a panic attack or impulsivity. Also, collecting receipts that are from years ago (”they never apologized” doesn’t matter when it happened literally 3-4 years ago… ppl can change and acknowledge they used to have shitty opinions or do shitty things without recognizing every single mistake they’ve ever made beforehand,,)

plus you have to admit, a lot of the time callout posts are made solely because a user has some personal problem with the other user and is intentionally trying to ruin their reputation out of spite (which is a sign of abuse btw) and/or make callout posts for users simply because the user is popular & and they want to get Social Justice Points when the stuff they are calling out could easily have been resolved by like.. telling the user that what they said or did was wrong…

like.. there are awful people who are piggybacking on this trend of calling out the flaws of “callout culture” to try to justify their bad behavior and get a free pass to do bad things without having to face consequences for their actions, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t real actual problems that we need to continue addressing and trying to change

anonymous asked:

Cus it's better than the other option witch is what trash like you wants that innocent people go to jail to appease the masses. And your guilty until proven guilty. And people riot and murder when they have not seen half the evidence that exist. That's why this system must be believed in. The deaths and injustice that result from it pale in comparison to the what the system you desire would cause.

See that’s why we are different. I don’t believe anyone is TRASH. I believe every life has equal value and I can say that openly and proudly. Not behind the safety of anonymity. 

Also, it’s proven already that the system is failing a large percentage of the Ferguson population (on a micro level), and on a macro sense, it’s failing a large percentage of the American population in general. 

 

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Sad that i need to watch Russia Today, to see any coverage of the protests going on in the U.S. no real coverage what so ever on mainstream media (not surprised). Once again the occupy wall street protesters assaulted by the NYPD after being lured to the Brooklyn bridge and then trapped by the police…oh and J.P.Morgan recently “donated” $4.6 Million to NYPD! coincidence i think not.