George Zimmerman, who’s trial is scheduled for June 10, has claimed he was not acting out of racist aggression but because Martin attacked him. His brother, Robert Zimmerman Jr, is not helping his cause.

Jr. went on a Twitter tirade equating the stalked and unarmed Trayvon Martin with De’Marquise Elkins, the 17-year-old suspect in the murder of a Georgia infant.

As highlighted by Mediaite, Jr. tweeted the photo at Michael Moore, the NAACP, the NRA, and a Breitbart.com editor a photo comparison between Elkins and Martin flipping their middle fingers with the caption, “A picture speaks a thousand words…Any questions?”

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White men, they get nervous when another race gets a little power, ‘cause they’re scare that that race is going to to do them what they did to that race. So they start screaming, ‘Reverse racism! This is reverse racism!’

Wait a minute, isn’t reverse racism when a racist is nice to other people? That’s reverse racism. What you’re afraid of is Karma.

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Wanda Sykes

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callingoutsexists:

A collection of racists who thought it was appropriate to refer to Martin Luther King Day as “n-word day”
David James Majors from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Justin Parker from Monongah, West Virginia
Jerry Hartzog from Mishawaka, Indiana
Steven McCulloch from Somerset, Colorado
Tyler Brown from Wister, Oklahoma (he gets bonus racism points for having a Swastika tattoo)
Dillan Troxel from Stockton, California
Cory B. Gill from Norco, California
Jeremy Wilson from Rocky Grove, Pennsylvania
Branden Glass from Mansfield, Ohio
Jon Shuman from Erie, Pennsylvania
Jonathan Batten from Nashville, Tennessee 
odinsblog:

Disturbing Truths on Structural Racism In Our “Justice” System
*White Defendant / Black Victim (19)
*Black Defendant / White Victim (257)
note: these figures represent the number of trial cases that resulted in the death sentence and not necessarily all interracial murders (such as incidents resulting in death, but designated accidental, “self defense” or Stand Your Ground), thus even the decision to try an individual for murder seems highly race dependent. Stated differently, only 19 cases resulted with capital punishment where a white defendant was actually charged with killing a black victim.
“In 82% of the studies [reviewed], race of the victim was found to influence the likelihood of being charged with capital murder or receiving the death penalty, i.e., those who murdered whites were found more likely to be sentenced to death than those who murdered blacks.”
- United States General Accounting Office, Death Penalty Sentencing, February 1990

odinsblog:

Disturbing Truths on Structural Racism In Our “Justice” System

*White Defendant / Black Victim (19)

*Black Defendant / White Victim (257)

note: these figures represent the number of trial cases that resulted in the death sentence and not necessarily all interracial murders (such as incidents resulting in death, but designated accidental, “self defense” or Stand Your Ground), thus even the decision to try an individual for murder seems highly race dependent. Stated differently, only 19 cases resulted with capital punishment where a white defendant was actually charged with killing a black victim.

In 82% of the studies [reviewed], race of the victim was found to influence the likelihood of being charged with capital murder or receiving the death penalty, i.e., those who murdered whites were found more likely to be sentenced to death than those who murdered blacks.”

- United States General Accounting Office, Death Penalty Sentencing, February 1990

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phroyd:

Today in History: Dec 1, 1955In Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks is jailed for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man, a violation of the city’s racial segregation laws. The successful Montgomery Bus Boycott, organized by a young Baptist minister named Martin Luther King, Jr., followed Park’s historic act of civil disobedience.“The mother of the civil rights movement,” She worked as a seamstress and in 1943 joined the Montgomery chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
According to a Montgomery city ordinance in 1955, African Americans were required to sit at the back of public buses and were also obligated to give up those seats to white riders if the front of the bus filled up. Parks was in the first row of the black section when the white driver demanded that she give up her seat to a white man. Parks’ refusal was spontaneous but was not merely brought on by her tired feet, as is the popular legend. In fact, local civil rights leaders had been planning a challenge to Montgomery’s racist bus laws for several months, and Parks had been privy to this discussion.Learning of Parks’ arrest, the NAACP and other African American activists immediately called for a bus boycott to be held by black citizens on Monday, December 5. Word was spread by fliers, and activists formed the Montgomery Improvement Association to organize the protest. The first day of the bus boycott was a great success, and that night the 26-year-old Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., told a large crowd gathered at a church, “The great glory of American democracy is the right to protest for right.” King emerged as the leader of the bus boycott and received numerous death threats from opponents of integration. At one point, his home was bombed, but he and his family escaped bodily harm.The boycott stretched on for more than a year, participants carpooled or walked miles to work and school when no other means were possible. African Americans previously constituted 70% of the Montgomery bus ridership, the municipal transit system suffered gravely during the boycott. On November 13, 1956, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Alabama state and Montgomery city bus segregation laws as being in violation of the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. On December 20, King issued the following statement: “The year old protest against city buses is officially called off, and the Negro citizens of Montgomery are urged to return to the buses tomorrow morning on a non-segregated basis.” The boycott ended the next day. Rosa Parks was among the first to ride the newly desegregated buses.Martin Luther King, Jr., and his nonviolent civil rights movement had won its first great victory. There would be many more to come.Rosa Parks died on October 24, 2005. Three days later the U.S. Senate passed a resolution to honor Parks by allowing her body to lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

phroyd:

Today in History: Dec 1, 1955

In Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks is jailed for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man, a violation of the city’s racial segregation laws. The successful Montgomery Bus Boycott, organized by a young Baptist minister named Martin Luther King, Jr., followed Park’s historic act of civil disobedience.

“The mother of the ci
vil rights movement,” She worked as a seamstress and in 1943 joined the Montgomery chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).


According to a Montgomery city ordinance in 1955, African Americans were required to sit at the back of public buses and were also obligated to give up those seats to white riders if the front of the bus filled up. Parks was in the first row of the black section when the white driver demanded that she give up her seat to a white man. Parks’ refusal was spontaneous but was not merely brought on by her tired feet, as is the popular legend. In fact, local civil rights leaders had been planning a challenge to Montgomery’s racist bus laws for several months, and Parks had been privy to this discussion.

Learning of Parks’ arrest, the NAACP and other African American activists immediately called for a bus boycott to be held by black citizens on Monday, December 5. Word was spread by fliers, and activists formed the Montgomery Improvement Association to organize the protest. The first day of the bus boycott was a great success, and that night the 26-year-old Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., told a large crowd gathered at a church, “The great glory of American democracy is the right to protest for right.” King emerged as the leader of the bus boycott and received numerous death threats from opponents of integration. At one point, his home was bombed, but he and his family escaped bodily harm.

The boycott stretched on for more than a year, participants carpooled or walked miles to work and school when no other means were possible. African Americans previously constituted 70% of the Montgomery bus ridership, the municipal transit system suffered gravely during the boycott. On November 13, 1956, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Alabama state and Montgomery city bus segregation laws as being in violation of the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. On December 20, King issued the following statement: “The year old protest against city buses is officially called off, and the Negro citizens of Montgomery are urged to return to the buses tomorrow morning on a non-segregated basis.” The boycott ended the next day. Rosa Parks was among the first to ride the newly desegregated buses.

Martin Luther King, Jr., and his nonviolent civil rights movement had won its first great victory. There would be many more to come.

Rosa Parks died on October 24, 2005. Three days later the U.S. Senate passed a resolution to honor Parks by allowing her body to lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

mohandasgandhi:

Anti-Immigrant Group Launches Racist Ad Campaign To Pit Black-Americans Against Immigrants

Lest there be any doubt, this appeal to racial resentment has no basis in reality. In truth, immigration helps boost the economy. For example, if Congress passed the DREAM Act, the qualified undocumented immigrants who received legal status could pursue higher education and earn higher salaries, which leads them to spend more and pay more in taxes. That would lead to an economic impact of $329 billion and 1.4 million new jobs by 2030.

Persistently high unemployment rates for African Americans is a systemic problem that cannot be addressed simply by reducing the number of immigrants. Instead of getting rid of work permits, lawmakers should focus on programs for job training and job creation as well as vigorously enforcing policies that stop labor market discrimination in order to help African American workers.

This is just about as low as you can go: pitting those who are the worst off against one another in an effort to distract everyone from the real cause of their suffering. And let’s not mistake which jobs these groups are trying to incite fights over. They’re the lowest paying jobs with the worst benefits and poorest conditions.

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israelfacts:

‘Savage’ NY subway ads get a make-over — revealing their true character

A friend just sent us these photos of two of the Islamophobic ads that were put up earlier today by Pam Geller’s organization in ten New York subway stations. They got a makeover; and their true character has been revealed.

Mondoweiss

See also: #MySubwayAd Twitter Campaign

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fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

If you’ve a longtime New Yorker, you likely remember the case of the Central Park 5, 1 just fourteen, 3 fifteen, and one 16, who in 1989 were accused of the rape of a female Wall Street banker. The boys were Black and Latino; the woman, white.The younger boys — Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana and Yusef Salaam — were sentenced to 5-10 years and each served 7. Sixteen-year old Kharey Wise was sentenced to 5-15 years and had served 13 when Matias Reyes confessed in 2002.Neither the police who questioned some of these children without their parents nor the prosecutors who obtained convictions have been held to account for the 41 cumulative stolen years or the irreversible harm done by incarceration during their coming of age.Rather than lift the sexual offender label and offer some financial recompense, the City of New York has spent the last 7 years fighting the Five’s efforts to get some measure of cure.These men go back to court on Monday, September 24 at 3:30 PM. Please stand with them. They are our sons, brothers, fathers, neighbors, friends.They are you. Tell the city to, finally, do the right thing.Monday 9/24/12; NEW TIME 3:30 PMFederal Court House500 Pearl Street - Room 18 DMagistrate Judge EllisTravel: 4/5/6 to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall; “J” to Chambers Streethttp://tripplanner.mta.info/MyTrip/ui_web/serviceinthearea/results.aspxCome prepared for the usual scan and security check. Be early.In solidarity,WBAI Justice & Unity Campaign

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

If you’ve a longtime New Yorker, you likely remember the case of the Central Park 5, 1 just fourteen, 3 fifteen, and one 16, who in 1989 were accused of the rape of a female Wall Street banker. The boys were Black and Latino; the woman, white.

The younger boys — Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana and Yusef Salaam — were sentenced to 5-10 years and each served 7. Sixteen-year old Kharey Wise was sentenced to 5-15 years and had served 13 when Matias Reyes confessed in 2002.

Neither the police who questioned some of these children without their parents nor the prosecutors who obtained convictions have been held to account for the 41 cumulative stolen years or the irreversible harm done by incarceration during their coming of age.

Rather than lift the sexual offender label and offer some financial recompense, the City of New York has spent the last 7 years fighting the Five’s efforts to get some measure of cure.

These men go back to court on Monday, September 24 at 3:30 PM. Please stand with them. They are our sons, brothers, fathers, neighbors, friends.They are you. Tell the city to, finally, do the right thing.

Monday 9/24/12; NEW TIME 3:30 PM
Federal Court House
500 Pearl Street - Room 18 D
Magistrate Judge Ellis

Travel: 4/5/6 to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall; “J” to Chambers Street
http://tripplanner.mta.info/MyTrip/ui_web/serviceinthearea/results.aspx

Come prepared for the usual scan and security check. Be early.

In solidarity,
WBAI Justice & Unity Campaign

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livealifethatscompletelyfree:

deadcrackerstorage:

shutupcathy:

ironfistbitch:

I really hope people don’t make a joke out of this again

god just don’t okay

It’s shit like this that keeps racial boundaries up. Look, I’m white and I don’t give a shit what race you are or how you dress. I also don’t give a shit if other people dress up like white people, or even fucking Civil War soldiers. By cutting off your race and “culture” and making things not okay you are separating yourself from the rest of society like you are a special unique snowflake who deserves attention. You are just a human being. At the end of the day you still eat, sleep, and shit, get over it yo.

1) There were black Civil War soldiers.

2) There’s a huge fucking difference between your white privileged dumbass appropriating another’s culture to “exoticize” them, and PoC being normalized under the dominant culture that white people have pushed on them for generations now.

So, sit down and shut the fuck up.

Wow, shut the fuck up about the fucking CIVIL WAR as your example of “cultural appropriation”… I just can’t even…

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withquest:

News 12 video of 13 year old black child getting hit by an unmarked police car in Hempstead, NY.

Nassau County police insist that it was accident or a “possible brake failure” but witnesses say their phones were confiscated and the police told them to fuck off and that what they saw didn’t matter. Some witnesses even say they heard the car accelerate before it hit him.

They refused to bring the child, Jaden Florence to the hospital to get treated until he was processed at the police station.

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Ron G. Wilson, a South Carolina extremist who attempted to turn the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) into an actively neo-Confederate organization is now facing prison for his role in a Ponzi scheme that defrauded hundreds of people.

Wilson plead guilty to two counts of mail fraud. He signed a plea agreement admitting that over an 11-year period he and his company, Atlantic Bullion & Coin, cheated at least 800 investors who collectively lost $59 million.

Wilson acknowledged that he told investors, falsely, that he was buying silver with their money and that it was stored in a Delaware depository. In the plea agreement, he wrote that he used “fictitious account statements” and “used money for my personal benefit.”

Wilson could receive 20 years in prison, $250,000 in fines, and three years of supervised release.

While commander of the SCV Wilson led an extremist campaign to take over the Southern heritage group.  He worked closely with his white supremacist ally Kirk Lyons – appointing racists and anti-Semites to key posts and purging some 300 SCV members who opposed racism. Thousands of members left the organization, and its reputation suffered.

Alison Schaum, Ron’s step daughter, helps challenge restrictions on the display of the Confederate flag.

U.S. marshals have, or could, seize over $130,000 in cash, six vehicles, coins and bars of precious metals, art and sculpture, a bank account with more than $200,000, 55 guns and 11 properties.  Beattie Ashmore, a Greenville lawyer, has been appointed as receiver for the state and federal cases against Wilson.

foreverliberal:

Read the article here.

All I can say is Hallelujah. I’m a Texan and this law would have made it impossible for me to vote right now as well — I have an environmental illness and haven’t been able to get a photo ID (although I have other forms of ID). I can’t even imagine what it would be like for the populations it targets (for a reason — because the Republicans don’t want them to vote!).

Surprisingly (sarcasm) Rick Perry says he will continue to fight to make sure that the right to vote is no longer considered a right. 

— Brittany 

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retrocampaigns:

Shirley Chisholm for President 1972: Unbought and Unbossed In 1969, Shirley Chisholm became the first African-American woman elected to Congress. She advocated for minority rights, strongly opposed the Vietnam War and was a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus. She would serve seven terms in office. In 1972, Chisholm became the first African-American to make a run for a major party’s presidential nomination. Later, in her book, The Good Fight, she wrote, “I ran for the presidency, despite hopeless odds, to demonstrate the sheer will and refusal to accept the status quo.”

retrocampaigns:

Shirley Chisholm for President 1972: Unbought and Unbossed

In 1969, Shirley Chisholm became the first African-American woman elected to Congress. She advocated for minority rights, strongly opposed the Vietnam War and was a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus. She would serve seven terms in office.

In 1972, Chisholm became the first African-American to make a run for a major party’s presidential nomination. Later, in her book, The Good Fight, she wrote, “I ran for the presidency, despite hopeless odds, to demonstrate the sheer will and refusal to accept the status quo.”

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thepeoplesrecord:

thebengalcat:

HATE GRAFFITI AT MUSLIM CEMETERY IN EVERGREEN PARK

Evergreen Cemetery is home to at least 500 Muslim graves.  Cemetery officials and the police have been notified. The cemetery is located at 3401 West 87th Street, Evergreen Park, IL 60805.

“RAGHEAD KILLER” “FUCK U RAGHEAD” 

This country is out of control. More than ever.

Shameful & disgusting.

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