Its really storming…like on the day of all days its really storming hard..
In Houston, too. Somebody must have told them I’m from the 9th ward.
Update, 4:30 p.m.: The ACLU, responding to BuzzFeed's Chris Geidner on Twitter, says that the officer involved in the incident described above has been removed from duty following a public ACLU complaint.
this is great and all but lets observe the fact that the moment a WHITE journalist is threatened, action is taken…while Michael Brown’s murderer still walks freely and the police officers threatening the lives of black people/hitting them with tear gas and rubber bullets are still on the clock
the media being threatened is the best thing that could have happened to white America because now they can stop caring about the majority Black citizens of Ferguson and start focusing on the white people being hurt
Love yourself now, at the age of 13, when your heart is tender and not manipulated just yet by the manufacturing of the standard of beauty in America. If your skin is black like night and hair coily and thick and short, love it. If you happen to see little lines that stretch out like brooks and rivers all over your stomach, admire them. Your cellulite is not a curse. Your butt is bigger, and that is OK. Your hips have so much power and rhythm inside them; please don’t keep them locked into one place. Your thighs are big and spread when you sit down, but you cannot let that prevent you from wearing shorts in the summertime. Those lips are not just for snide sexual comments and staying closed shut when they have something profound to say. Let the butterflies out and break from the chrysalis you are clinging to; for you are a grand masterpiece who deserves to know her beauty. There is absolutely nothing the matter with being a fat Black girl and you deserve nothing less than to feel beautiful and awakened in the flesh of melanin you possess.
Know that your black is so beautiful. You are a beautiful shade, you are a beautiful size. Wear flowers in your hair and be the merriest you can be. Smile often. It is revolutionary that you do.
"I want to set forth this proposition, which will be easier to reject than refute: Black people will never gain full equality in this country. Even those herculean efforts we hail as successful will produce no more than temporary ‘peaks of progress,’ short-lived victories that slide into irrelevance as racial patterns adapt in ways that maintain white dominance. This is a hard-to-accept fact that all history verifies. We must acknowledge it, not as a sign of submission, but as an act of ultimate defiance.”
—-Derrick Bell, “Faces at the Bottom of the Well”, p.12, 1992
Derrick Albert Bell, Jr. (November 6, 1930 – October 5, 2011) was the first tenured African-American Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and is largely credited as one of the originators of critical race theory (CRT). He was a Visiting Professor at New York University School of Law from 1991 until his death. He was also a former Dean of the University of Oregon School of Law.
So what do we do, now?
Nobody gives the black girl mob credit for being smart as fuck. They clown but at the end of the day they are really intelligent.
And it’s not subtle at all.
Taystee is a math prodigy in addition to being well-read, Poussey is multilingual, Cindy just knows shit, Suzanne studies Shakespeare, Watson was a good student in addition to being a track star, Vee is basically an evil genius. Piper often learns the most from them; they taught her how to fight and helped translate Pennsatucky’s biblical threat.
The show flat out acknowledges the (academic) intelligence of the black inmates time and time again, but the audience collectively ignores it.
ALL OF THIS