Coverage Of Pumpkin Fest Riot Compared To Ferguson Protests Exposes Media’s Overt Racism

jesuisperdu:

quickhits:

Worse, the Keene rioters are generally not described as rioters, but rather “rowdy” students or “drunken revelers.” Further, the people of Keene are being portrayed as the victims of the riot, while the citizens of Ferguson are portrayed as the perpetrators.

There will be no jokes about food stamps or welfare, because the perpetrators are white and that’s not the stereotype. No one will call the Keene rioters “thugs” or suggest the police should have shot them all. No one will point to the scourge of white on white crime. No one will accuse all white parents of not knowing how to raise law-abiding kids.

The difference between the coverage of Ferguson and Keene is the difference between black and white. When someone tells you “it’s not about race,” know they’re wrong.

y’all America is still racist as fuck. we need to keep getting real about this.

hiphopfightsback:

"If the truth is told, the youth can grow. They learn to survive until they gain control. Nobody says you have to be gangstas, hoes. Read more learn more, change the globe."

- Nas

"There are a few things in life so beautiful they hurt: swimming in the ocean while it rains, reading alone in empty libraries, the sea of stars that appear when you’re miles away from the neon lights of the city, bars after 2am, walking in the wilderness, all the phases of the moon, the things we do not know about the universe, and you."

Beau Taplin (via floriental)

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"I see that there will be no end to imperfection, or to doing things the wrong way. Even if you grow up, no matter how hard you scrub, whatever you do, there will always be some other stain or spot on your face or stupid act, somebody frowning."

Margaret Atwood, Cat’s Eye  (via odaro)

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face-down-asgard-up:

"respect the dead"

not if they were horrible people

death doesn’t absolve you.

we all die. that doesn’t suddenly erase your history.

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