"I think the reason that people say the media is liberal is to preemptively prevent true liberalism emerging. If you say, oh, the media’s so liberal and pro-homosexual and pro-lefty, then there’s a kind of nervousness about promoting ideas of equality and unity and togetherness. The media is an extremely conservative institution. I’ve been on that MSNBC before. It is an extremely conservative idea. The way that arguments are framed allows debate in a tiny, tiny circumference. No one is saying, ‘Hey, don’t vote for Democratic OR Republican parties, instead devolve power so that the ordinary people have power over their own lives.’"

— Russell Brand on why media in the US isn’t liberal but conservatives keep saying it is (via tytnetwork)

August 19thvia and source with 89 notes

illbeoutback:

If you’re protesting abortion, the Supreme Court says you can get right in women’s faces and scream at them on their way into the clinic. Because freedom of speech.

But if you try and protest the murder of a black man, you get tear gas fired at you.


August 19thvia and source with 28,736 notes

sinidentidades:

Photos show fascist militias operating across Texas along the U.S./Mexico border


August 19thvia and source with 262 notes

gang0fwolves:

but when they talk about Mike not one positive word comes out they mouth

idgaf if the cop went through 3 divorces and his entire family died the day before, THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE CASE ANDIT IN NO WAY JUSTIFIES WHAT HE DID.

August 19thvia and source with 550 notes

youngblackandvegan:

y’all ever realize how on ancestry.com commercials

they never go back further than 1865

hm

image

what happened?

afraid to see what’s hanging out in your family trees?

y’all ain’t slick


August 19thvia and source with 1,084 notes

"There’s a long, long history of women suffering abuse, injustice, and not having the same opportunities as men, and I think that’s been very detrimental to the human race as a whole. I’m a believer that if everyone has a fair chance to be what they want to be and do what they want to do, it’s better for everyone. It benefits society as a whole."


August 19thvia and source with 149 notes

micdotcom:

A lot of people are furious with the AP for this Renisha McBride tweet

In a case that highlights yet again the often deadly combination of racial profiling and gun ownership, Renisha McBride’s murderer was convicted Thursday on charges of second-degree murder.

Although McBride’s tragic story is one of precious few examples in which black victims of racial profiling receive the media attention and jury verdicts they deserved, such was not the case in the immediate aftermath of the McBride verdict. In fact, the Associated Press, one of the most respected wire sources worldwide, sent out a particularly galling tweet Thursday, reducing the situation to a “Detroit homeowner” who “fatally shot a drunk woman” on his porch.

Institutional privilege is still a problem for both the media and the public alike.


August 19thvia and source with 8,032 notes

danielu92:

tytnetwork:

This is why condemning Michael Brown based on photos is dumb.

And fucking racist, repugnant, and… fuck it, evil.


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danielu92:

If Corporations Are People, Why Not Become One Yourself?

August 19thvia and with 1 note

Fear of a Black Victim [credit]


August 18thvia and source with 25,267 notes

gibbgabble:

afro-dominicano:

micdotcom:

The New York Times pisses off Latino readers with wildly tone deaf headline 

it’s like both mass media and authority decided to collectively up the ante on not making any sense

are you serious right now, smh


August 18thvia and source with 6,086 notes

cyb3ranthy:

jean-luc-gohard:

cognitivedissonance:

Today in Ferguson, cops (without riot gear) oversaw a rally in support of Darren Wilson. I wish I could say this is unbelievable, but it’s not.

These are like the people who held picnics, smiling as families while black people swung from trees behind them.

I don’t know why anyone is surprised. 


August 18thvia and source with 2,811 notes

thesoftghetto:

Protesters upset about the smearing of Mike Brown converged at CNN headquarters.


August 18thvia and source with 75,989 notes






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