“Moving forward, I will not be advocating calm. None of us should be calm. Calm in response to terror, particularly when that terror is not being dutifully addressed, is irrational. In fact, I am patently suspicious when a country that consistently deals with its threats with an iron fist then asks one particular community to continue taking police brutality and racial terror on the chin.
Stop asking us to be calm. Stop asking us to wear the mask. Stop asking us to take whips, nooses and now police bullets without emotion.
We are human beings and we have had enough.” - Shaun King
My body and heart aches everyday because I know that my voice alone stands as a whisper, but even with that sound alone I recognize that my white - passing privilege speaks in VOLUMES. Alton Sterling is more than just a hashtag. He was a father of 5 children and a man of dignity. He deserves just as much respect as any cis white male with a badge and a gun. Say his name. Say it for Sandra, Natasha, Trayvon, Tamir, Rekia, John & Eric, and millions of other innocent black lives who don’t get the justice that they deserve every single day. Please take care of yourselves tonight, you’re all so valid and beautiful. #blacklivesmatter , always have and always will.
Natalie’s fund is one of the few I’ve seen who haven’t made their goal, yet. Without health insurance and with a fractured skull and likely brain injury, she’s going to need significant help and healing time.
Not having it. #throwTheWholeAdministrationAway. #Repost @shaunking (@get_repost)
Use your moment!!! I’m incredibly proud of these Notre Dame graduates for walking out on Mike Pence just now. Resist!!
For The First Time Ever, All Four Eyewitness Accounts of The Murder of Michael Brown Put In Chronological Order: The most detailed side-by-side telling of each eyewitness account of the Mike Brown murder in chronological order #JusticeForMichaelBrown [@ShaunKing]
Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche and Ricky Best.
You are martyrs in the movement against racism and bigotry and Islamophobia in America. For this generation, you are our Mississippi Freedom Riders. May we all have your courage in the face of adversity. You did what each of us should do. My heart is broken that standing up for what’s right cost you your life. It’s just not right. I’m afraid, though, this loss is a painful sign of the time we are in.
@linmanuel just followed my dad on Twitter!!!
He’s a famous journalist that writes for the New York Daily News and he introduced me to Hamilton.
We’ve loved Lin for a long time and now we’re kinda freakin out/celebrating.
I was literally leaving the house and my dad’s like “KENDI LOOK!” And he shows me and now I’m writing this.
So thanks Lin.
“Shaun King (Verified) @ ShaunKing - Please do not allow the fact that you like or dislike someone’s politics or art to be the deciding factor in how voraciously you support victims of sexual assault.” [x]