In a now-deleted Facebook post, user Renee Buckner shared the video and described the scene. "I had to get back on FB, to expose this racism in America/Louisville,“ she said in the post, which was picked up by local and national media outlets. "If we ignore it, it will never go away."
This morning I woke up and cried, scared for my rights and safety as a woman and a member of the LGBTQ community and scared for the rights and safety my fellow Americans who are minorities, LGBTQ, and women. I have been fired, harassed, disowned, threatened, and denied basic human rights for being a lesbian. People lost their lives in order for me and my wife to have the right to marry, and I fear that might be ripped out of my hands as will the livelihood of millions of other Americans. I feel this fear is completely justified.
Tonight when I posted my thoughts and fears on Facebook (very respectfully and eloquently I might add) my little brother, a 17 year old white male in rural America told me to grow up, called me a child, deleted me on Facebook, said that “I find any way to escape reality and that’s how I’ve always lived my life,” told me that I am “uninformed, lazy, and want everything my way.” He continuously used the phrase “you people” throughout his pro-Trump rant, including- “You people are so hypocritical it makes me sick.” He recited the typical Trump MAGA rhetoric.
Today, he got beat up for wearing a Trump shirt to school, and he had the gall to compare that single incident to my 22 years of being told by everyone around me that I am not a normal human being and and that I do not deserve the rights he was given at birth. If that doesn’t sum up the state of the American people right now, I don’t know what does.
THIS is why suicide hotlines are overflowing with calls.
THIS is why Muslim women didn’t wear their hijabs out of their homes today.
THIS is why Mexican American kids born in the US were told by their classmates they’d be deported.
Wait a moment before you save this photo and post it on your facebook, vk, or any other website you have.
If you are a reposter, then stop. please. just stop.
I knew that if I draw and put it online, I would have to deal with a few reposters but the VnC fandom is taking the cake. I had to deal with 2 vk sites and about 3 (i think) facebook accounts now.
You take mine and others art, which does not belong to you and repost it on your site. You may think “If I add the name, it’ll be fine” but NO.
If you didn’t ask for permission, you’re still hurting the artist and take something copyrighted. I can legally sue you.
I don’t care if it’s a 3 hour drawing or a mere shitpost. It’s mine and not yours. Thank to all of you reposters, I will not post any more VnC art, as I am not motivated to do it anymore. Hope you’re happy.
2.22.16 // Highlights this past week: utilizing the “power hour” concept and being successful (yay!), deleting my Facebook app and only allowing myself 5 minutes of use every day (highly recommend), and visiting my little sister! Thanks for all the music recommendations and wishes for a fun & safe trip 😊✨
Confession: Every time i see my old classmates from high school in public places, I’ll look away and speed walk really fast. I do this because i have nothing to show for since I’ve graduated from high school. I don’t want them to find out that I’m a depressed loser who’s still struggling. So i decided to delete my Facebook and avoid public places at all costs. I’m doing this until i feel comfortable enough to show my face again. 😞
Donald Trump’s administration is being accused of jeopardizing national security after a string of high-profile controversies over its handling of sensitive information, with Democrats and independent experts accusing the president of risking new leaks and cyberattacks.
Complaints over Trump’s security practices have piled up since the start of his presidency, with the furor peaking Saturday when Trump took a phone call about a North Korean missile test while sitting in full view of the guests at his private Mar-a-Lago club in Florida.
Trump staffers later that night pored over government documents with cellphone flashlights, a potential security risk as the mobile devices can be hacked to transmit video and images to prying eyes.
And a Mar-a-Lago visitor posted a photo — later deleted — to Facebook that featured and gave a first name for a U.S. military official responsible for holding the black bag containing the country’s nuclear launch codes.
Before this weekend, critics were already raising red flags over Trump tweeting via what’s reportedly an unsecured Android cellphone, a habit that could potentially expose the president to personal tracking — which could even determine where he physically is in a building — or give hackers an entry point into other parts of his phone.
And last week, Trump left a “lockbag” — a secure pouch for transferring intergovernment information that requires restricted access but don’t meet the threshold for classified material — with the key in it sitting on his desk as the press snapped photos of him.