Debo Adegbile, the former head of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund who was nominated by President Obama to head the Civil Rights Division of the DOJ, saw his nomination voted down the Senate in what the New York Times called “the highest-profile defeat of a nominee on the Senate floor in the Obama presidency.”
The United States Senate by a 52-47 vote, pulled one of its most outrageous stunts yet this…
After nearly a year and a half after the incident took place, a vicious attack by a deputy police officer on a severely restrained man in a Denver courtroom has finally surfaced for public view.
Income Inequality: it’s worse than you thought
The extent to which America’s colossal income gap between the rich and everyone else is on the…
George Zimmerman Has Been Making a Killing (Literally) From the Death of Trayvon Martin
Hip Hop star DMX (left) was purportedly to take on racist killer George Zimmerman (right) in the…
It’s a scary time we live in when a child murderer and domestic abuser is granted celebrity status and the opportunity to make money off the blood and…
Happy Birthday Trayvon Martin
Rest in Power
February 5, 1995 - February 26, 2012
Capitalism has taught him that, at all costs, his property can and must be protected.
Patriarchy has taught him that his masculinity has to be proved by the willingness to conquer fear through aggression; that it would be unmanly to ask questions before taking action.
Mass media then brings us the news of this in a newspeak manner that sounds almost jocular and celebratory, as though no tragedy has happened, as though the sacrifice of a young life was necessary to uphold property values and white patriarchal honor.
Viewers are encouraged to feel sympathy for the white male home owner who made a mistake. The fact that this mistake led to the violent death of an innocent young man does not register; the narrative is worded in a manner that encourages viewers to identify with the one who made the mistake by doing what we are led to feel we might all do to “protect our property at all costs from any sense of perceived threat.”
This is what the worship of death looks like."
— bell hooks (via amodernmanifesto)
— Angela Davis, “Masked Racism: Reflections on the Prison Industrial Complex” (via stopandfriskdesist)
Little-known Film: Native America Before Columbus [VIDEO]
To the present day there is a widely held concept that paints the vast lands of North and South…