ABC Evening News report on Jimi Hendrix’s death in September 18, 1970. [x]

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The Insider’s blog: Violence flares between rival racist gangs

militantweasel:

Far-right infighting is beautiful.

Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan on November 16, 1581

Ilya Repin

This painting depicts the historical 16th century story of Ivan the Terrible mortally wounding his son in Ivan in a fit of rage. By far the most psychologically intense of Repin’s paintings, the Emperor’s face is fraught with terror, as his son lay quietly dying in his arms, blood dripping down the side of his face.

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bitteroreo:

dovah-sosa:

bitteroreo:

thinksquad:

Louisville Metro Police say they’ve arrested a man who terrorized his Hispanic neighbors.
According to an arrest warrant, the trouble started on Aug. 31, on Lipps Lane, off Preston Highway. Police say a Hispanic family was arriving home when they noticed that their neighbor, 51-year-old Douglas Poynter, had painted the words “KKK wants you to burn” on the side of his fence, facing their house.
Poynter also had erected a cross with the word “burn” written underneath it, police say.
According to the arrest warrant, he was still standing in his yard — covered in paint — when the family arrived. When they asked him why he would do this, Poynter allegedly swore at them yelling, “F____ you. F_____ all you immigrants.”
"He started threatening me and said the first chance I get, you’re mine. I’m gonna shoot you. Then he started pointing his shotgun out of the window," said Jesus Alamo.
Police say Poynter then swung his fist at Jesus Alamo, who pushed him back.
The victim’s 9-year-old step-daughter then said she was going to call the police.
Poynter them went inside his home and came out with a shotgun, police say, pointing at the Hispanic father, who was holding his 22-month-old son in his arms at the time, and telling him that he would shoot him the first chance he got, either in the front or the back.
When police arrived a short time later, they allegedly saw that Poynter was drunk.
The next day, on Sept. 1, the family came outside their home and immediately detected the stench of gasoline, according to the warrant, and noticed a puddle of gas on the porch. The father then told his family to go out the patio door, but they allegedly noticed gasoline on a rubber mat outside that door as well. When the family attempted to exit from a laundry room door, they found another puddle of gasoline, according to the warrant.
They decided to call the police.
While they were waiting for officers to arrive, Poynter allegedly walked out of his home with the shotgun and began waving it around, pointing it at the father and saying, “Sooner or later, you’re gonna die. You and your family.”
Police say they arrived a short time later, saw Poynter with the gun and drew their own weapons.
They ultimately advised the victim’s family to file a criminal complaint. According to the warrant, the victim claims to have had trouble with Poynter for several months, including one incident in which Poynter walked into his family’s home without being invited. Police say the man’s children — 12-year-old twins and a 22-month-old — are terrified of Poynter.
An arrest warrant was issued on Sept. 2, and Poynter was arrested later that afternoon. He was charged with criminal trespassing, attempted arson, terroristic threatening, wanton endangerment, harassment and menacing.
In court on Wednesday, Poynter shook his head as court officials described what he’s accused of doing.
By the afternoon, he was released from jail on a $10,000 bond.
http://www.wdrb.com/story/26436396/louisville-man-accused-of-racist-rant-attempted-arson-and-threatening-22-month-old

They gave his ass bail….fuck the US.

Oh my god. This is fuck unreal. They gave him bail. I’m mad af.

Why the fuck was he not charged with attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, why was he not arrested on the spot, making treats to kill the family, waving around a shot gun, and wasn’t arrested on sight.

And why the hell aren’t hate crime charges being brought against this man???????

By the afternoon, he was released from jail on a $10,000 bond.
By the afternoon, he was released from jail on a $10,000 bond.
By the afternoon, he was released from jail on a $10,000 bond.
People of color get shot on their front porch. White people get slaps on the wrist. smfh.

They let him go the first time he waved his shotgun at them because he was drunk.
He damn near burned the house of a POC family down with them in it and uses the shotgun as a reason to keep them inside a house he intended to burn down
And they let him go on bail the second time

kingerock288:

redriyo:

sourcedumal:

bitteroreo:

dovah-sosa:

bitteroreo:

thinksquad:

Louisville Metro Police say they’ve arrested a man who terrorized his Hispanic neighbors.

According to an arrest warrant, the trouble started on Aug. 31, on Lipps Lane, off Preston Highway. Police say a Hispanic family was arriving home when they noticed that their neighbor, 51-year-old Douglas Poynter, had painted the words “KKK wants you to burn” on the side of his fence, facing their house.

Poynter also had erected a cross with the word “burn” written underneath it, police say.

According to the arrest warrant, he was still standing in his yard — covered in paint — when the family arrived. When they asked him why he would do this, Poynter allegedly swore at them yelling, “F____ you. F_____ all you immigrants.”

"He started threatening me and said the first chance I get, you’re mine. I’m gonna shoot you. Then he started pointing his shotgun out of the window," said Jesus Alamo.

Police say Poynter then swung his fist at Jesus Alamo, who pushed him back.

The victim’s 9-year-old step-daughter then said she was going to call the police.

Poynter them went inside his home and came out with a shotgun, police say, pointing at the Hispanic father, who was holding his 22-month-old son in his arms at the time, and telling him that he would shoot him the first chance he got, either in the front or the back.

When police arrived a short time later, they allegedly saw that Poynter was drunk.

The next day, on Sept. 1, the family came outside their home and immediately detected the stench of gasoline, according to the warrant, and noticed a puddle of gas on the porch. The father then told his family to go out the patio door, but they allegedly noticed gasoline on a rubber mat outside that door as well. When the family attempted to exit from a laundry room door, they found another puddle of gasoline, according to the warrant.

They decided to call the police.

While they were waiting for officers to arrive, Poynter allegedly walked out of his home with the shotgun and began waving it around, pointing it at the father and saying, “Sooner or later, you’re gonna die. You and your family.”

Police say they arrived a short time later, saw Poynter with the gun and drew their own weapons.

They ultimately advised the victim’s family to file a criminal complaint. According to the warrant, the victim claims to have had trouble with Poynter for several months, including one incident in which Poynter walked into his family’s home without being invited. Police say the man’s children — 12-year-old twins and a 22-month-old — are terrified of Poynter.

An arrest warrant was issued on Sept. 2, and Poynter was arrested later that afternoon. He was charged with criminal trespassing, attempted arson, terroristic threatening, wanton endangerment, harassment and menacing.

In court on Wednesday, Poynter shook his head as court officials described what he’s accused of doing.

By the afternoon, he was released from jail on a $10,000 bond.

http://www.wdrb.com/story/26436396/louisville-man-accused-of-racist-rant-attempted-arson-and-threatening-22-month-old

They gave his ass bail….fuck the US.

Oh my god. This is fuck unreal. They gave him bail. I’m mad af.

Why the fuck was he not charged with attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, why was he not arrested on the spot, making treats to kill the family, waving around a shot gun, and wasn’t arrested on sight.

And why the hell aren’t hate crime charges being brought against this man???????

By the afternoon, he was released from jail on a $10,000 bond.

By the afternoon, he was released from jail on a $10,000 bond.

By the afternoon, he was released from jail on a $10,000 bond.

People of color get shot on their front porch. White people get slaps on the wrist. smfh.

They let him go the first time he waved his shotgun at them because he was drunk.

He damn near burned the house of a POC family down with them in it and uses the shotgun as a reason to keep them inside a house he intended to burn down

And they let him go on bail the second time

7 Things Your Colorblind Racist Friend Might Say to You and How to Respond | Atlanta Black Star

america-wakiewakie:

1) Colorblind

What they say:

“People are just people.”  ”I don’t see color.”  ”We’re all just human.”   “Character, not color, is what counts with me.”

Response:

“Colorblindness” negates the cultural values, norms, expectations and life experiences of people of color. Even if an individual white person can ignore a person’s skin color, society does not.

Claiming to be “colorblind” can also be a defense when someone is afraid to discuss racism, especially if the assumption is that all conversation about race or color is racist.  Color consciousness does not equal racism.

2) Reverse Racism

What they say:

“Blacks cry ‘racism’ for everything, even though they are more or just as racist as white people.”

Response:

Let’s first define racism with this formula: Racism = racial prejudice + systemic institutional power.

To say people of color can be racist, denies the power imbalance inherent in racism. Although some Black people dislike whites and act on that prejudice to insult or hurt them, that’s not the same as systematically oppressing them and negatively affecting every aspect of their lives.

People of color, as a social group, do not possess the societal, institutional power to oppress white people as a group. An individual Black person who is abusing a white person, while clearly wrong, is acting out a personal racial prejudice, not racism.

3) It’s Not Race

What they say:

“It’s not race, it’s economics.”  ”Classism is the new racism.”

Response:

“Being Black and middle class is fundamentally different to being white and middle class.” This is what  Dr. Nicola Rollock, a researcher at The Institute of Education at the University at Birmingham in the U.K., said after researching the issue.

For the report, “The Educational Strategies of the Black Middle Classes,” Rollock and her team looked at African-Caribbean families in particular, and confirmed that there is a Black “middle class”  who work very hard to do the best for their children. But researchers also discovered that social status and relative wealth do not protect Black people from racism.

Racism is a reality in the lives of  Black middle-class families and it extends to the upper class too, as Oprah Winfrey would agree based on her widely reported racial-profiling incident at a Zurich boutique last year.

4) Blame the Victim

What they say:

“Blacks are not willing to work hard.”  ”Blacks feel entitled and want everything handed to them.”  ”Blacks hold themselves back, not racism.”   “We have advertised everywhere, there just aren’t any qualified Blacks for this job.”

Response:

When blame-the-victim tactics are used, it provides an escape from discussing the real problem: racism. Therefore, the agents of racism, white people and their institutions, can avoid acknowledging a system of oppression exists.

As long as the focus remains on Black folks, white people can minimize or dismiss our experiences and never have to deal with their responsibility or collusion in racism and white privilege.

5) Deny, Deny, Deny

What they say:

“Blacks are unfairly favored, whites are not.”

Response:

This form of denial is based on the false notion that the playing field is now level. When some white folks are expected to suddenly share their privilege, access and advantage, they often perceive it as discrimination. White people’s attacks on programs like affirmative action and Black History Month are usually rooted in this false perception.

6) Pull Yourself Up by Your Bootstraps

What they say:

“America is the land of opportunity, built by rugged individuals, where anyone with grit can succeed if they just pull up hard enough on their bootstraps. So Blacks need to pull themselves up from the bottom like everyone else.”

Response:

U.S. social propaganda has convinced many people that an individual’s hard work is the main determinant of success in the country. This ideology totally denies the impact of either oppression or privilege on any person’s chance for success, and pretends that every individual, regardless of color, gender, disability, etc.,  has the same access to the rights, benefits and responsibilities of society.

It also implies that Blacks have only their individual character flaws or cultural inadequacies to blame, and not racism.

7) Racism Is Over

What they say:

“Blacks live in the past. We dealt with racism in the 1960s with all the marches, sit-ins and speeches by Martin Luther King Jr.  Laws have been changed. Segregation and lynching have ended. We have some details to work out, but real racism is pretty much a thing of the past. They need to get over it and move on.”

Response:

The absence of legalized, enforced segregation does not mean the end of racism. This denial of contemporary racism, based on an inaccurate assessment of both history and current society, romanticizes the past and diminishes today’s reality.

If there is no race problem, there would be no school-to-prison pipeline in Mississippi that leads to the arrest and sentencing of Black students for infractions as insignificant as wearing the wrong color socks.

New York City’s Stop and Frisk policy that led to 400,000 police encounters with innocent Black and Latino New Yorkers, would not have happened.

If there is no race problem,  why is a Black person 3.73 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than a white person, even though Blacks and whites use marijuana at similar rates?

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darksilenceinsuburbia:

Natalia Gonzales  a 15 year old crack addict poses for a portrait in a area know as “crackland” in the Manguinhos slum - by Felipe Dana
World Press Photo 2013 - Comtemporary Issues / Honorable Mention

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Natalia Gonzales  a 15 year old crack addict poses for a portrait in a area know as “crackland” in the Manguinhos slum - by Felipe Dana

World Press Photo 2013 - Comtemporary Issues / Honorable Mention

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abcnewsofficial:

Good

what u get

LMAOOO FUUUUCKKKKKKKK

keep playing with black people for views you are going to learn it’s not worth it.

COLD BLOODED

FUCK IT UUUUUUPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP

I watched it loop 8 times yesssssss

GOOD

bustysaintclair:

meowdypurrtner:

its really important for men to stand up to other men who say terrible and sexist shit

because sexist men dont listen to what women have to say

literally the most important thing men can do if they want to call themselves feminist allies 

dichotomized2:

Yesterday a 14-year-old boy set fire to Manchester Dogs’ Home. As a result, as many as 60 dogs have died in the blaze, while 150 were rescued. 20 of those dogs were rescued by two men who lived nearby who risked their lives to break down the cages and rescue as many dogs as possible.

A JustGiving page for donations has been set up:

https://www.justgiving.com/ManchesterDogsHomeMEN

Or, you can donate by text by sending MDOG57 followed by £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070.

Please reblog and donate if possible.

On Salvador Allende

peakcapitolism:

anarchyinblack:

Stop throwing around the term “democratically elected” like it means shit. It doesn’t. It’s not a virtue in any conceivable way and a casual look at other “democratically elected” leaders in the 20th century can tell you why.

He was a Marxist, a…

tytnetwork:

For some reason Fox News allowed Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson to give his opinion on the problems with ISIS, unwittingly showing that Christian fundamentalists and Muslim fundamentalists are extremely similar.

micdotcom:

1,200 aboriginal Canadian women have gone missing over the past 30 years. Hashtag asks #AmINext?

On Aug. 17, Winnipeg police pulled the body of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine out of the Red River near Alexander Docks.

The scope of the tragedy prompted Holly Jarret of Hamilton, Ont. — cousin to Loretta Saunders, an indigenous woman who was murdered in February at age 26 — to launch the #AmINext hashtag earlier this month.

So, what’s being done about it? | Follow micdotcom

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