“Ratchet is a racialized term. So is ghetto. So is thug. So is welfare queen. Someone does not have to EXPLICITLY say the word “black” in order for something to be racist against black people. Speaking in flagrantly racist terms is one of the least sophisticated manifestations of racism today.”—TemperedFury on Philip DeFranco’s, creator of the YouTube channel Philly D, use of racialized language. (via knowledgeequalsblackpower)
white ppl be like: instead of recognizing racism and shuttin my white ass up im gonna nitpick about ur grammar & spelling while not having my grammar n spellin together thus sidestepping any responibility and being a part of the problem
ideg this angle tbh cuz like are u rly so stupid as to not understand what im saying? can u not recognize slang? are you rly that silly?
“Black women have had to develop a larger vision of our society than perhaps any other group. They have had to understand white men, white women, and black men. And they have had to understand themselves. When black women win victories, it is a boost for virtually every segment of society.”—
- Angela Davis, activist, author, educator
Happy 70th birthday to one of my favourite sheroes ever!
these white bitches were on the train talkin about how neighborhoods they are in the process of gentrifying are ghetto. they said ghetto over 50 times in a 10 minute conversation. i kid you not. there was no seat available and the train was crowded so i was standing over them fuming. so i did the grown thing and turned 180 degrees smoove as hell and farted in their faces. one of them silent but toxic joints.
It was 10:45 p.m., after a recent Raiders game. Veteran firefighter Keith Jones and his two sons, ages 9 and 12, were walking back to their SUV at Station 29. A fire crew responding to an emergency had forgotten to close the garage door. Jones went in to make sure everything was secure.
As Jones walked out, he said a police officer, responding to a possible burglary in progress, yelled “Don’t move, put your hands up.”
“And his hand is on his gun. He was crouched, he was low, and he was basically in a shooting stance,” Jones said.
Jones complied, but noticed his 9-year-old son Trevon was starting to cry. The officer saw the two kids first and had already told them to raise their hands.
Jones said he told the officer that he was an Oakland firefighter, that he worked at the station and that they were his kids. He asked the officer to allow his kids to lower their hands and tell them everything is OK. Jones said the officer told them to keep their hands up and not to move.
The firefighter said this lasted for a few minutes.
“I’m pretty much thinking he’s going to pretty much shoot me,” Jones said.
“I was thinking is he going to shoot my dad the whole time,” said 12-year-old Keith Jones II.
“I was getting ready about to cry. My hands started to get tired, but I kept them up,” said 9-year-old Trevon Jones.