Fannie Fierce

Black Feminist Queer Politics AND STRUGGLE

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theorlandojones:

This is a very serious disease* so I gladly accept the “bucket challenge”

*My heart goes out to all those who struggle with ALS but I am, of course, talking about the disease of apathy.  If (and hopefully when) Michael Brown’s killer is brought to justice and convicted of 1st degree murder, it still won’t prevent this from happening again. We cannot accept this as the status quo. We MUST continue the fight at the ballot box, in the media and by working to create systemic change. I’m not naive to the dirty politics (redistricting, voter ID requirements, etc) that will try to prevent us from our goal. But I refuse to give up hope. My “bullet bucket challenge” is not about pointing fingers and it’s not about being angry. Every shell casing in that bucket represents the life of someone who fought and died in the goal for civil rights and human dignity. As a member of law enforcement (yes I really am a reserve sheriff) I will not stand idly by while others violate civil and human rights under the cover of authority and I will insist that other good cops rise to the same standard as well. As a black man I will demand more from myself and my community. I will not allow outsiders to co-opt our struggle in order to commit violence in our name. I’m channeling my outrage into action so I no longer feel powerless. It’s not about black or white. It’s not about rich or poor. It’s about us vs. them. There are more of us — from all races, genders and identities — then there will ever be of them. And we will be victorious.

"The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality"

Join me.

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invisiblelad:

the-goddamazon:

theoriginalimpossiblesoufflegirl:

irishfino:

yungmethuselah:

blacksupervillain:

yungmethuselah:

everythingrhymeswithalcohol:

Reporters confirm that police & advisors concealed the identity of Darren Wilson until he could delete all social media & move out of state.

Wow though. Darren Wilson, Ferguson’s PD and the rest of his and their supporters are an extra special breed of scumbag. What incriminating shit did he have online that needed to be swept under the rug so quickly?

I guarantee you there was some racist shit on his facebook

And it’s sitting around somewhere, still, just waiting for a subpoena. It’ll come out, it’d better come out. I’m just livid that murderer is being shielded from public scrutiny while the innocent child whose life he ended for walking outside in broad daylight while Black is being defamed.

i can’t wait until that stuff he tried to delete resurfaces because nothing is ever deleted on the internet. in fact, plenty of ToS for social sites tell you they’re gonna keep your data, not to mention the cached copies the savvy could dig up on their own, i’m sure
[popcorn]

especially on facebook. and even if it’s not subpoenaed, you can bet your bottom dollar that anonymous will be on that shit forthwith

In fact, somebody better tip Anonymous off to dig ALL THAT SHIT UP.

Over the past few days I’ve been thinking about how vile and disturbing the social media of the few cops that have made the news in Ferguson and how their twitter feeds and facebook posts going viral were more damning than their behavior broadcast across the airwaves over the past few weeks. Nobody that noxious can keep it hidden for long…the problem being the social consequences of giving them badges and guns. 

invisiblelad:

the-goddamazon:

theoriginalimpossiblesoufflegirl:

irishfino:

yungmethuselah:

blacksupervillain:

yungmethuselah:

everythingrhymeswithalcohol:

Reporters confirm that police & advisors concealed the identity of Darren Wilson until he could delete all social media & move out of state.

Wow though. Darren Wilson, Ferguson’s PD and the rest of his and their supporters are an extra special breed of scumbag. What incriminating shit did he have online that needed to be swept under the rug so quickly?

I guarantee you there was some racist shit on his facebook

And it’s sitting around somewhere, still, just waiting for a subpoena. It’ll come out, it’d better come out. I’m just livid that murderer is being shielded from public scrutiny while the innocent child whose life he ended for walking outside in broad daylight while Black is being defamed.

i can’t wait until that stuff he tried to delete resurfaces because nothing is ever deleted on the internet. in fact, plenty of ToS for social sites tell you they’re gonna keep your data, not to mention the cached copies the savvy could dig up on their own, i’m sure

[popcorn]

especially on facebook. and even if it’s not subpoenaed, you can bet your bottom dollar that anonymous will be on that shit forthwith

In fact, somebody better tip Anonymous off to dig ALL THAT SHIT UP.

Over the past few days I’ve been thinking about how vile and disturbing the social media of the few cops that have made the news in Ferguson and how their twitter feeds and facebook posts going viral were more damning than their behavior broadcast across the airwaves over the past few weeks. Nobody that noxious can keep it hidden for long…the problem being the social consequences of giving them badges and guns. 

(via glittermisandrist)