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omg I came back in to listen to the Belize music and the white guy in here was like “do you guys like jack Johnson” and his wife said say no and then the guy bust out an acoustic guitar

LITERALLY

THE WHITE MAN

PARODIES HIMSELF

and this dude has like

A black standup comic’s imitation of a white guy voice

literally that is his voice

I’m gonna cry

OH I just remembered something that pissed me off

I went to the doctors this morning to get my vyvanse prescription rewritten and it was his white nurse lady who rewrote it and she asked how to say my name

and then she said she messes up so many names “you know all the… black children that come here, their moms give them such”

and I was hoping she woulda used ANY other word

"weird names"

warsan shire is right:
“give your daughters difficult names. give your daughters names that command the full use of tongue. my name makes you want to tell me the truth. my name doesn’t allow me to trust anyone that cannot pronounce it right.”


I’m just getting madder and madder

is it just me or are white people like especially unfriendly when they’re shopping like that’s the biggest difference I noticed right away between being home and being at school

grocery shopping at school everyone’s just like quiet and miserable and trying to keep their kids from breaking stuff or getting abducted

but home whenever I go to jewel or big lots its people talkin to each other, I get lots of compliments on my hair (especially from POC in their 40s, 50s, 60s - I have never in my life gotten anything but suspicion and judgment from older white ppl) and in general it’s just a lot more comfortable and pleasant atmosphere that makes me not mind just wandering around the store

but when it’s a store full of white people its just like…dead

anarcho-queer:

NYPD Data Proves White People Are More Likely To Possess Drugs Or A Weapon Than Racial Minorities When Stopped, Yet 84% of Stop & Frisk Victims Are Black/Latino

During the just-concluded trial on the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk program, the city argued that officers’ disproportionate targeting of black and Latino New Yorkers was not due to racial profiling but because each stopped individual was doing something suspicious at the time. The data, however, tells a different story: weapons and drugs were more often found on white New Yorkers during stops than on minorities, according to the Public Advocate’s analysis of the NYPD’s 2012 statistics.

White New Yorkers make up a small minority of stop-and-frisks, which were 84 percent black and Latino residents. Despite this much higher number of minorities deemed suspicious by police, the likelihood that stopping an African American would find a weapon was half the likelihood of finding one on a white person.

The likelihood a stop of an African American New Yorker yielded a weapon was half that of white New Yorkers stopped. The NYPD uncovered a weapon in one out every 49 stops of white New Yorkers. By contrast, it took the Department 71 stops of Latinos and 93 stops of African Americans to find a weapon.

The likelihood a stop of an African American New Yorker yielded contraband was one-third less than that of white New Yorkers stopped. The NYPD uncovered contraband in one out every 43 stops of white New Yorkers. By contrast, it took the Department 57 stops of Latinos and 61 stops of African Americans to find contraband.

It’s unlikely that the appropriate lesson to take from these findings is that stops of white people should increase because they are more likely to carry weapons and drugs. Rather, they suggest that police are excessively targeting minorities. Officers may be netting more successful stops of white New Yorkers because they are only likely to stop a white person when they actually suspect that person of committing a crime. Considering one officer’s testimony that superiors explicitly directed him to target young black men, minorities are judged by a much more flexible definition of “reasonable suspicion.”

In general, stop-and-frisk has proven to be remarkably ineffective; nearly 89 percent of all stops result in no charges. The city has also had to settle a surging number of civil rights lawsuits against police to the tune of $22 million in one year.

(via fyeahcracker)

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