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“The first day I stepped on the set of Selma, I began to feel like this was bigger than a movie. As I got to know the people of the civil rights movement, I realized I am the hopeful black woman who was denied her right to vote. I am the caring white supporter, killed on the front lines of freedom. I am the unarmed black kid who maybe needed a hand, but instead was given a bullet.I am two fallen police officers murdered in the line of duty. Selma has awakened my humanity.”

White people will scream ‘fuck the police’ when their parties are getting shut down or when they’re caught shoplifting etc but when an unarmed black kid is killed for no reason they suddenly start jumping to defend the poor pigs.

I genuinely don’t know why right-wing America exists anymore, other than to make excuses for the hideously unconscionable.

“OK, so this cop got caught blatantly on camera murdering an unarmed black kid, but here is why it’s fine…”   

“OK, so America has its 743rd mass shooting this year but here is why it’s fine…”

At some point, don’t you people get tired of coming up with all these excuses?

The sheer energy that must go into it all. How tiring. 

I pity you.

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Freddie Grey - Baltimore - In focus - for the BBC

Check out the BBC feature.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-32458096

I hope all cops don't think that damn retarded. Don't nobody owe you shit. That's you risking yo life for some $20 an hour. Yo ass graduated police academy not knowing the difference between an actual weapon and something you THINK you saw. You shoot an unarmed black kid and wonder why you get thought of as the enemy.
I am the hopeful black woman who was denied her right to vote. I am the caring white supporter, killed on the front lines of freedom. I am the unarmed black kid who maybe needed a hand, but instead was given a bullet. I am the two fallen police officers murdered in the line of duty. Selma has awaken my humanity.
—  Common (Acceptance Speech at the 72nd Annual Golden Globes for Best Original Song ‘Glory’)
"She shouldn't have to follow 100% the law! It’s her right!” GOP on Kim Davis. “He should have  followed 100% the law, then this would have never happened!” GOP on any unarmed black kid that gets killed by police in highly suspicious circumstances.

The hypocrisy, man. The hypocrisy. It’s fucking nauseating. 

Wait, so officer Stephen Rankin gets in trouble for posting Nazi imagery and Nazi views online,  then shoots an unarmed immigrant chef and an unarmed black kid respectively and NO ONE in the department thinks this is worth looking into? The fuck?

You don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to spot something amiss here.

Any white dude who thinks they have it hard in life should try being a woman or unarmed black kid walking home by themselves at night.

Because, yes.  Someone could stalk you and kill you in cold blood.

Then turn around and blame *you* for it all. 

And probably get millions in dollars in donations. 

That’s how America works. Everyone knows it.                

A white man popped Zimmerman in the face at a restaurant.

George Zimmerman told police he was punched in the face Sunday night at a restaurant in Sanford, Florida, while explaining to fellow diners that he shot Trayvon Martin in self-defense, according to a police report released by the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office.

While witnesses claim in the police report that Zimmerman bragged that he shot Martin, Zimmerman said in the report that he was not bragging, but trying to explain he shot Martin self-defense.

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Zimmerman is still alive though, so I’m really not that excited.  He should be punched dead in the face with brass knuckles every time he leaves his house tbh.

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I am the hopeful black woman was denied her right to vote.
I am the caring white supporter killed on the front lines of freedom.
I am the unarmed black kid who maybe needed a hand but was instead given a bullet.
I am the two fallen police officers slain in the line of duty.
Selma has awaken my humanity.
Selma is now.
—  Common, Golden Globes 2015 after winning for ‘Glory’ from the movie Selma for best Original Song.
Unarmed Black teen killed by cops in Madison, WI tonight

I go to the University of Wisconsin in Madison,WI and tonight an unarmed Black kid was shot 5 times in the chest by the Madison Police. His name was Tony Robinson, please know his name and please stay updated. Wisconsin has the highest rate of Black male incarceration in the country (and technically the world) and ranked the worst state for Black children in the country, 4 out of 5 Black kids here live in poverty. It’s a powder keg & we are ready to light the match. #RIPTony