Anonymous said: fuck you mlk didn't hate white people.
I said Martin Luther King said
I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to “order” than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: ‘I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action’; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man’s freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a ‘more convenient season.’ Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection
— Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Lamentably, it is an historical fact that privileged groups seldom give up their privileges voluntarily. Individuals may see the moral light and voluntarily give up their unjust posture; but, as Reinhold Niebuhr has reminded us, groups tend to be more immoral than individuals.
We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
— Martin Luther King, Jr. Letter from a Birmingham Jail
and um he did so
Oscar Grant’s parents flew out to Ferguson to support and stand with the parents of Michael Brown❤️
Anonymous said: You know, after the past week+ of feeling like my insides are being ripped out tracking Ferguson, seeing those stills from Taylor Swift's video legit made me cry. Like, before (Miley Cyrus, Iggy Whatever) I would be annoyed, angry, just thinking like, these dumbass racist white girls. But this time is just made me cry, seeing how people think of us. Seeing how many white people I follow, who are all "cultural appropriation is bad", now are like "Well it's not /ideal/ but Taylor didn't mean it"
At a deposition, Ferguson’s former police chief revealed that his staff did not keep records of incidents in which officers used force against citizens, so long as no one died; in other words, there was no way of telling how often incidents like Davis’ happened.
remember shit like this when they talk about how mike brown’s shooter had no disciplinary record
The Ferguson judicial system system regularly snowballs minor, unpaid fines like traffic tickets into arrest warrants and often jail time.