Whites riot over pumpkins in NH and Twitter turns it into epic lesson about Ferguson, aka The Best of #PumpkinFest, PT 1. #staywoke
in this week’s episode of shit black folks would get murdered or jailed with no trial for
What is this.
I am not Mike Brown. I am white. I am middle class. I am female. I am small. I am not considered a threat. When police see me they see someone who looks like them. They see their mothers, their daughters, their sisters, themselves. I am not at risk of being shot by police for existing while black. I am not at risk of being shot while unarmed. I am not at risk of being shot while armed with nothing more than a BB gun. I am not at risk of being shot for reaching for my wallet. I am privileged.: I am not Mike Brown. (via fitle-tight)
But I am outraged. And if you aren’t outraged, then you aren’t paying attention. This is America in 2014. This is our reality. It’s so easy to get jaded and to ignore these atrocities, to act like this doesn’t affect us. It’s so easy to get apathetic. In the past it was the youth who protested. Where is the rage of the youth? Where is our rage?
Like I said, I am not Mike Brown. But I am outraged.
Me: hey, that was a really nice day
Overthinking stuff: But what about when you were talking to-
Me: nope, really nice day
Overthinking stuff: But it totally could've sounded like-
Me: JUST THE NICEST DAY
I like having days where I’m excited about my job and I’m good at doing my job but I still also secretly want to be paid to stay home and make delicious food and write and look at amazingly talented people’s work on the internet.