speak justice

y’all i’ve got a theory

okay so

 since the creators have revealed s3 is about meta-human trafficking, do you think the reason that characters like m’gann, kaldur, zatanna, rocket, and others who weren’t shown at SDCC are maybe captured??? and that’s why the rest of the original team is dressed like ninjas??? because they have to SAVE them???

idk this is just probably a bad theory but it kind of made sense in my head

someone please tell me their opinions

from the new jl trailer i can now conclude that i will most probably scream throughout the entire movie later in november there is nothing you can do to stop me, to all my friends and family and strangers that’ll be sharing the theater w me, sorry dudes you’ll have to stick with the subtitles

anonymous asked:

alright speaking of justice (I didn't want to ask caddy about this) but you are ok to ask this to because YOU have contact with KING ASGORE & queen toriel themselves anyways I wanted to ask, did you call the royal guards on getter because according to the law domestic violence is illegal and you will spend about who knows how many months (or years) in jail

“Believe me - if it had been any other monster, I would have. But despite the truth of the Getter that I and all of you know - that isn’t the Getter anyone else knows. To them, he’s an entrepreneur, a philanthropist, a shrewd businessman with a soft spot for children - a facade he’s carefully crafted so if he ever slips up, there’s always reason to dismiss his actions.”

“Going up against him in a court of law, when everyone thinks they know how nice he is, would be like trying to push back the tide. Not to mention that Caddy would have to testify, dredging up everything he went through with that horrible creature in front of an entire courtroom… ”

*sighs* “We may have a King and Queen, but their power is not absolute. Every monster, no matter how heinous the accusation, has the right to due process.”

“So as much as some part of me would love to see him brought to justice… unless those videos someday emerge, unedited, and still containing evidence of his abuse and coercion? Building a case against him would be almost impossible… and even then, I wouldn’t want to pursue anything, unless Caddy felt he could handle it.”

young justice panel thoughts

let me be real about the panel

  • I AM FUCKING PUMPED FOR SPOILER ARROWETTE AND 13
  • i really hope that zee is 13′s mentor bc my girl deserves so much more love
  • that’s if she’s a magic user as in traci thirteen
  • the fact that they said “zatanna and dick were to show you don’t always marry your first love“ really broke my heart but don’t think for a second i’m giving my otp up
  • uh steph/tim/cassie love triangle????? i want it but i don’t
  • WHY DOES KAL HAVE HAIR WHAT EVEN
  • why have the whole jason memorial if y’all aren’t gonna give any jason info???
  • bluepulse is gonna be canon no doubt in my mind pls and thx
  • virgil’s new look is fucking LIT and honestly i can’t wait bc i love him sm
  • still really sad about chalant
  • WALLY WHERE ARE YOU pls greg and brandon save him pls
  • what is up with this new ninja look???? 
  • i bet they’re their own covert team and they’re gonna get wally out of the speedforce pls
  • where’s m’gann???? 
  • ALSO KAREN AND MAL?????
  • and babs
  • kinda hope for wondergun but at the same time cassie and tim
  • GAR YOU’RE SO CUTE ILY
  • is my girl zatanna okay? is she sleeping well? eating? i’m v worried about her
  • WHEN GREG SAID HIS FAVE MOMENT WAS WHEN ZATARA SAVED ZEE BY BECOMING DOCTOR FATE I FUCKING BAWLED DOES HE ENJOY SEEING ME IN FUCKING PAIN
  • where is wally i’m so concerned about my fave speedster
  • HAS ANYONE HEARD FROM ROY? HOW IS LIAN? JADE?
  • lowkey glad they didn’t bring in starfire as much as i love kori i want to see other characters
  • everyone: assumes texas is full of dumbfuck idiots
  • me, tiredly: houston's last mayor was a gay woman and the current mayor is a black single father to a daughter who has taken up the position of first lady and is active in schools educating voting-aged kids about their rights and why voting is important. the city has actively gone against the ban on sanctuary cities issued by the state. one of the first ever transgender justices served in texas, in houston, and she spoke at the women's march which was completely advocated for by the city despite it being organized in a week tops. houston signed off on the american inter-city version of the paris agreement after trump pulled out. during the election, people worked incredibly hard to fight against the state's record of stagnant red-state, and despite the ultimate loss, briefly managed to turn the state blue because the major cities (houston, austin, dallas) all voted blue. the university of houston marched with a float at pride 2017 while protesting racist bills that will result in racial profiling and even started a small protest after the parade. texas has a huge population of hispanic and latinx people both documented and undocumented and our culture is deeply entwined with the fabric of what texas is and no one disputes this, as well as one of the largest populations of vietnamese people outside of vietnam. almost every business in texas has at least one person who is bilingual and works incredibly hard to make businesses accessible for everyone. undocumented immigrants are allowed and encouraged to attend state-funded colleges in texas despite their status through things like the texas DREAM act. houston passed up new york city for the most diverse city in america and its residents work incredibly hard to overcome the bad rep of being a southern state.
  • me: i'm not saying texas is amazing or perfect but there are a lot of good people doing good work here. i could go on and on about the incredible work and progress of some of the individuals and organizations that make me proud to be an adoptive texan. continuing to rag on the south and acting like amazing things like the civil rights movement didn't come from the very place you dump on as a person from the north or even another country shows an incredible lack of nuance as if this entire country isn't a dumpster fire. remember the next time that you want to shit all over the south and it's 'dumb hicks' that donald trump is a business man from new york and that the most radical extremist group in america's history, the KKK, was founded in indiana.

anonymous asked:

White are you so critical of only white women and not white men?

I felt like this questions was coming.

Why am I more critical toward white women? Because here on tumblr, we’ve all collectively called out and agreed that white men are racist, and in society the most racist and oppressive group. There is NO argument when it comes to that and I agree, I am also happy that people, even white men and women alike fully accept that.

But it’s differently for white women.

While I am happy that tumblr is basically the platform for female positivity, there are extreme flaws in that movement.

Flaws that tend to excuse women for the terrible things they do simply because they are women—but not all groups of women, specially white women. Tumblr scrutinizes and is always harsher toward women of color than they are white women, hating on women of color for the same things they love or excuse white women for doing.

Here on tumblr, it is not acknowledged or generally accepted that white women can be racist and oppressive, while in my experiences white girls/women are the most racist group here on tumblr and in fandom. Yet, no body knows this outside of the poc community and when the topic of white women being racist or oppressive is brought up, white girls get upset and try to dissuade the conversation with “all women” or “let’s bring each other up, not tear each other down” bullshit. (Like I cannot count how many exclusively woc posts that white women have derailed and tried to erase a racial issue with “feminism for all”!!)

Tumblr does not scrutinize white women the way it should, because they are women. Yet women of color here are usually brought down, or ignored because of white women. White women are put on pedestals here on tumblr as heads of social justice, but when a woman of color talks to them about social justice issues or attempts to call them out on their racism, then the white girl gets upset and her friends do to.

White women believe they are untouchable when it comes to being racist/oppressive yet they execute some of the most racist tropes I’ve ever seen in fandom and claim they are being revolutionary or progressive. White women also fail to acknowledge or accept that men of color face prejudice and oppression , and they as white women have more freedom and privilege and are not nearly as oppressed as men of color—especially here in America.

Tumblr is filled with privileged, racist white girls who perpetrate their white feminism and think they know equality but they do not. yet, tumblr as a whole accepts the white woman as a sign of feminism, female empowerment and idolizes her; tumblr accepts that white women can do no wrong because they are girls and their feminism/social justice speak for us all.

And when a woman of color dares to speak out, the God help her.

So I will always be critical toward white women because as a black woman, I have only been subjected to racism here on tumblr by privileged white women/girls and I think tumblr needs to realize that while white men are the ultimate oppressors, white woman are not far behind, not at all.

Also anyone can reblog this and if you see it I would encourage you to because this needs to be brought to light!

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Found these at the Dollar Tree and thought I’d just leave it here.

the black brothers: one too soft, the other too hardened.

regulus is nine when he first hears sirius fighting with their parents, railing against their tyranny and prejudice and cruelty. the shouting and smashing frighten him, chase him deep under his covers where he cries silent steady tears until sirius slips into his room hours later and coaxes regulus out of his cocoon, whispering soothing loving words of comfort and fierce apology.

regulus is eleven when he enters hogwarts, excited and wide-eyed at the enthusiastic crush of fellow students laughing and reuniting. after his mother warns him of mudbloods and father reminds him, toujours pur, sirius wrestles him into a headlock, dragging him into a compartment where there are three joking boys–gryffindors–who embrace and welcome regulus into their midst. when regulus sorts slytherin, he glances over at the sea of red and gold, but sirius looks away disappointed, mouth grim, eyes closed, to the beat of regulus’s sinking heart.

regulus is sixteen when he joins the death eaters, swears allegiance to a charismatic lord and band of idealistic brothers. they speak of purity, of justice, of oppression–all familiar cadences to pureblood son regulus–eliminating blood traitors and rewarding the worthy. he is swept up in visions of glory and familial pride, approving mothers and fathers and brothers.

regulus is eighteen when he stands on the edge of a precipice, hands shaking as he drinks and drinks and drinks, kreacher trembling by his side. there are regrets, so many regrets, and as he takes his last gasp, the horcrux safely stowed away, he can almost glimpse sirius smiling tenderly at him from a distant far-off shore, arms wide open and pride shining in his glance.

the black brothers: one too soft, the other too hardened. regulus and sirius, death eater and marauder, slytherin and gryffindor, blood faithful and blood traitor, weak and strong, strong and weak, soft and hard, hard and soft.

Those who approach the New Testament solely through English translations face a serious linguistic obstacle to apprehending what these writings say about justice. In most English translations, the word ‘justice’ occurs relatively infrequently. It is no surprise, then, that most English-speaking people think the New Testament does not say much about justice; the Bibles they read do not say much about justice. English translations are in this way different from translations into Latin, French, Spanish, German, Dutch — and for all I know, most languages.


The basic issue is well known among translators and commentators. Plato’s Republic, as we all know, is about justice. The Greek noun in Plato’s text that is standardly translated as 'justice’ is 'dikaiosune;’ the adjective standardly translated as 'just’ is 'dikaios.’ This same dik-stem occurs around three hundred times in the New Testament, in a wide variety of grammatical variants.


To the person who comes to English translations of the New Testament fresh from reading and translating classical Greek, it comes as a surprise to discover that though some of those occurrences are translated with grammatical variants on our word 'just,’ the great bulk of dik-stem words are translated with grammatical variants on our word 'right.’ The noun, for example, is usually translated as 'righteousness,’ not as 'justice.’ In English, we have the word 'just’ and its grammatical variants coming from the Latin iustitia, and the word 'right’ and its grammatical variants coming from the Old English recht. Almost all our translators have decided to translate the great bulk of dik-stem words in the New Testament with grammatical variants on the latter — just the opposite of the decision made by most translators of classical Greek.


I will give just two examples of the point. The fourth of the beatitudes of Jesus, as recorded in the fifth chapter of Matthew, reads, in the New Revised Standard Version, 'Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.’ The word translated as 'righteousness’ is 'dikaiosune.’ And the eighth beatitude, in the same translation, reads 'Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.’ The Greek word translated as 'righteousness’ is 'dikaiosune.’ Apparently, the translators were not struck by the oddity of someone being persecuted because he is righteous. My own reading of human affairs is that righteous people are either admired or ignored, not persecuted; people who pursue justice are the ones who get in trouble.


It goes almost without saying that the meaning and connotations of 'righteousness’ are very different in present-day idiomatic English from those of 'justice.’ 'Righteousness’ names primarily if not exclusively a certain trait of personal character. … The word in present-day idiomatic English carries a negative connotation. In everyday speech one seldom any more describes someone as righteous; if one does, the suggestion is that he is self-righteous. 'Justice,’ by contrast, refers to an interpersonal situation; justice is present when persons are related to each other in a certain way.


… When one takes in hand a list of all the occurrences of dik-stem words in the Greek New Testament, and then opens up almost any English translation of the New Testament and reads in one sitting all the translations of these words, a certain pattern emerges: unless the notion of legal judgment is so prominent in the context as virtually to force a translation in terms of justice, the translators will prefer to speak of righteousness.


Why are they so reluctant to have the New Testament writers speak of primary justice? Why do they prefer that the gospel of Jesus Christ be the good news of the righteousness of God rather than the good news of the justice of God? Why do they prefer that Jesus call his followers to righteousness rather than to justice?

—  Nicholas Wolsterstorff

OK RE: YESTERDAY IT WAS THE GUY IN THE BACK PLAYING THE PIANO IN THE FLANNEL SHIRT!!! what do y'all think am i deluding myself or did he look directly at me like,, several times

also didn’t film this but their next performance was a love song and he looked at me several times again throughout it gah

July 6, 2016: Facebook Live video captures the aftermath of Castile’s shooting

Reynolds posted a Facebook Live video showing the moments after the encounter between Castile and Yanez. Reynolds’ daughter, who was 4 at the time, was in the backseat of the car.

“We got pulled over for a busted taillight in the back,” Reynolds says in the beginning of the Facebook Live video. “The police just, just … he’s covered.”

“He’s licensed to carry,” Reynolds explains of Castile. “He was trying to get out his ID and his wallet out his pocket, and he let the officer know that he had a firearm, and he was reaching for his wallet, and the officer just shot him in his arm.”

July 7, 2016: Protests begin across the country

Castile’s shooting sparked protests throughout Saint Paul, Minnesota, and in cities across the nation. In addition to Castile’s mother and girlfriend speaking out for justice, notable celebrities also called for change. Both Beyoncé and former President Barack Obama issued statements about the Castile and Sterling shootings.

July 7, 2016: Minnesota governor requests federal investigation into Castile’s death

The day after Castile’s death, protesters gathered outside of Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s home and refused to move until he made a statement. When Dayton complied, he requested the Justice Department immediately begin investigations into the death of Philando Castile.

July 8, 2016: The officer responsible is identified

In a press release, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety identified Jeronimo Yanez as the officer who fatally shot Castile. He was a four-year veteran at the department and was placed on administrative leave from duty.

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Nov. 16, 2016: Jeronimo Yanez is charged with manslaughter

Four months following the shooting, Minnesota officials announced Yanez would face charges of second-degree manslaughter and two felony counts of intentional discharge of a dangerous weapon.

Dec. 23, 2016: Yanez’s attorneys get black judge removed from case

Yanez’s lawyers filed a motion Dec. 22 to to have Ramsey County Judge Edward Wilson, a black man, removed from the case. Their request was granted the following day. Yanez’s defense team gave no reason for seeking Wilson’s removal, which is legal under Minnesota law so long as such a request is made seven days prior to the judge’s appointment.

June 5, 2017: Yanez’s trial begins with a mostly white jury

Yanez’s trial began amid protests and intense scrutiny following the trials of other police officers involved in the fatal shootings of black men around the country. The retrial of former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing and former Milwaukee police officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown in Milwaukee were planned for the same month.

June 16, 2017: Yanez found not guilty

About two weeks after the trial began, jury members found Yanez not guilty, acquitting him of all three charges. The decision prompted protests across both Minnesota and the nation.

“My son loved this city, and this city killed my son,” Valerie Castile, Philando’s mother, said outside the courthouse that day. “We’re not evolving as a civilization, we’re devolving.”

June 20, 2017: Dashcam footage of shooting released

(Editor’s note: The following video contains graphic images. View with discretion.)

Following Yanez’s acquittal, Minnesota authorities released dashcam footagecapturing the incident. The 10-minute-long video shows Yanez saying “Then don’t reach for [your gun]” before firing about 10 seconds later.

June 26, 2017: Philando’s family reaches settlement with city

To avoid a federal wrongful death lawsuit, the city of St. Anthony, Minnesota, agreed to pay nearly $3 million in a settlement to the Castile family. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the city’s insurance allows a maximum payout of $3 million. Read more (7/6/17)

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Things The Team Has Heard Over the Psychic Link
  • RA RA RASPUTIN
  • “Oh shit I have homework” 
  • Zatanna spending five minutes trying to figure out how to say a word backwards
  • LOVER OF THE RUSSIAN QUEEN 
  • Way too much information about each other’s kinks
  • Five hours of the Thong Song
  • THERE WAS A CAT THAT REALLY WAS GONE
  • “This is not my bed. I want my bed.” 
  • Wally helping Dick with chemistry homework on a stakeout
  • RA RA RASPUTIN 
  • “Holy shit look at Robin’s ass”
  • Kaldur butchering various slang that Wally convinced him was current
  • RUSSIA’S GREATEST LOVE MACHINE
  • “DOG!” 
  • The world’s first psychic rickroll
  • IT WAS A SHAME HOW HE CARRIED ON