David

INFP/ Hopeless Romantic, Idealist. Strong Headed, Blunt. Just one of 7 billion trying to figure it out.

Oh, that’s right, because African American leaders did hold a summit about that in November, and have met at least three times in the city just in the last thirteen months - which is not to say it’s been effective, but taken along with the President’s ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ initiative which attempts to address this violence and the countless vigils and marches within these violence-torn communities means they are trying, actually, to do something, you see, YOU being ignorant of those attempts doesn’t mean the issue itself is being ignored, in the same way that when it snows where you live, it doesn’t mean the world isn’t getting hotter.

Jon Stewart addressing a Fox News anchor’s comment that if she were African American (which, notably, she is not), she would be “outraged that more journalists aren’t covering what’s happening in Chicago, and… that [African American leaders] don’t head to those areas” while Ferguson is getting national attention.

Aka, Jon Stewart doing a better job reporting than the mainstream media 

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thebooksmith:

“Race is there; it exists. You’re tired of hearing about it? Imagine how fucking exhausting it is living it.” -Jon Stewart

thebooksmith:

Race is there; it exists. You’re tired of hearing about it? Imagine how fucking exhausting it is living it.” -Jon Stewart

thepoliticalfreakshow:

For The First Time Ever, All Four Eyewitness Accounts of The Murder of Michael Brown Put In Chronological OrderThe most detailed side-by-side telling of each eyewitness account of the Mike Brown murder in chronological order #JusticeForMichaelBrown [@ShaunKing]

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slamnahuatl:

"You don’t understand that Michael Brown does not want to be remembered for a riot. He wants to be remembered as the one that made America deal with how we’re going to police in the United States."

- Rev. Al Sharpton today for Michael Brown’s national eulogy

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the Hands Up United demonstration this afternoon in the VCU Compass. For those who could not make it or were not comfortable enough this time around, there will be another Hands Up, Don’t Shoot demonstration in the near future.