i am not black, but i see you.
i am not black, but i hear you.
i am not black, but i mourn with you.
i am not black, but i see the injustice that you face.
i am not black, but i see the fear for your sons and your daughters. your brothers and sisters.
i am not black, but i will stand with you.
inaction is also an action. and i will not stay silent.
don’tsee your color. i appreciate and honor your color and your roots and experiences. you are valued and respected.
BLACK LIVES MATTER - RAISE AWARENESS
On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was slowly and mercilessly killed by 4 Minneapolis police officers while being videotaped by concerned citizens begging them to stop. Floyd was surrounded and brutally dealt with by the police as Derek Chauvin’s knee pinned down his throat. Floyd kept screaming “I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!” but they didn’t listen. He then became unresponsive but was continually choked until his nose began to bleed, and his lifeless body was shoved into a stretcher and into the back of an ambulance.
The officers involved have been fired and the FBI has been called to investigate. But we must do our part to ensure that George Floyd receives the justice he deserves. Please sign these petitions addressed to the FBI, The President, The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, The Minneapolis Police Department, & DA Mike Freeman. An email on your behalf will be sent to all of the above. The lawyer representing Floyd’s family, civil rights attorney Ben Crump, urges us to call DA Mike Freeman (612-348-5550) and tell him to arrest and charge these officers for the Murder of George Floyd, I encourage you to do so.
SIGN THESE PETITIONS:
FOR THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE INTERNATIONALLY:
if you cannot sign without american postal codes, feel free to use these:
90015 - Los Angeles, California
10001 - New York City, New York
75001 - Dallas, Texas
DONATE TO GEORGE FLOYD’S FAMILY:
TEXT “FLOYD” TO 55156!
TEXT “JUSTICE” TO 668366!
If you want to be educated and informed more, refer to the official page for #BlackLivesMatter:
I’m calling this an unpopular opinion because not everyone will agree with me. Honestly I just want people to know where I stand with the situation. Also I live three and a half hours away from Minneapolis, give or take a few minutes. Anyhoo, this is how I feel…
Officer Derek Chauvin should be charged with the MURDER of George Floyd. Officers Thomas Lane, Tou Thao, and J. Alexander Keung should be charged with accessory to MURDER. IT’S MURDER NO MATTER WHAT ANGLE YOU VIEW IT FROM!
I’m naming these men, calling them out… Because I understand that it’s not the ENTIRE Minneapolis police force’s fault. JUST these four men. These four are the ones that make all law officers look bad. That’s just my opinion.
I also posted this on my Facebook. A friend commented that they deserve a life sentence in prison. I agree. Though I’d like to add they deserve a life sentence with no chance of parole, no chance of early release, not even a chance to be released on good behavior. They deserve to be locked up permanently for life.
Also, my deepest condolences goes out to the family of George Floyd’s family. I don’t know them personally but my heart still goes out to them.
A Beauty and the Beast AU where Belle realizing she loves Beast isn’t at some dramatic climactic event but during some randome everyday moment. Like, she’s filing her nails and just kinda glances up at him and he’s like doing something just as dull and it just kinda dawns on her that she loves him but she doesn’t voice it cause she isn’t exactly ready to confront thoes emotions and what they mean so she goes back to filing her nails but then is starts raining glitter and Beast is defying gravity in a glowing ball of light and the castle is changing back and everyone becomes human again. Then everyone is left in silent moment of shock and confusion and Belle, being completely unaware of what it takes to break the curse, is just staring around in horror while everyone freshly humanized comes running into whatever room she and Beast were in (probably the library) expecting to see something other than human Beast in a heap on the ground and Belle across the room in a chair frozen in shock and confusion and everyone just kinda looks at each other for a couple of seconds not realy sure what to say cause nobody is entirely sure what happened other than the curse was broken. Then Beast finaly gets up and looks around and realizes what this means and looks at Belle and is just like “you love me?” And Belle is just like “wat?”
ALTERNATELY: Belle falls in love slowly. As a result, Beast turns back into a human slowly. She overhears him singing in the shower (it’s amazing how old pipes echo) and realizes it’s that song she was trying to teach herself on the piano (okay, that the piano was teaching her). It’s sweet and mundane, and lovely. Meanwhile, in the bathroom, Beast is humming nervously as he looks at the fur clogging the drain. He thought at least he’d be free of male pattern balding since he’s cursed! Later, Belle gets a cold, and Beast brings her soup and sandwiches, and she curses at him because how dare he have such a hearty immune system, and he chuckles and leaves it. After he’s gone, she notices he cut the grilled cheese on the diagonal, crusts off, exactly right. Beast, downstairs, trips and falls, because the sudden lack of toe-claws threw off his balance.
And so on and so forth, so slowly she doesn’t really see it, she just assumes her memories were colored by her fear. Until one day, as he goes out to tend his roses, she yells “Bye, love you!” and when he comes back in, all excited, she nearly beans him with an encyclopedia, because “WHAT THE FUCK, WHO ARE YOU?” and Beast is just “You seriously didn’t notice me turning back into a human? You are so smart… and SO DUMB, I BEEN NEARLY DYING EVERY TIME, WHY DO I LOVE YOU, YOU BEAUTIFUL DISASTER WOMAN!”
And Belle goes “…what?”
I love both these ideas
Hey all, a little Social Media PSA if you have the Facebook App on your phone.
With the last update, Facebook began tracking something called ‘off-Facebook Activity’ which keeps up with all apps and browsing you do off of Facebook and collects that information with the purpose of targeting ads… which means they’re selling it to ad agencies. This includes access to any banking apps on your phone and your spending habits.
Not only is this a major breech of privacy that Facebook didn’t have to tell us about when they updated the app, it’s, of course, automatically turned on.
To turn it off, go into your Facebook app, pull up the menu from the main screen [the button with the three horizontal lines] scroll down to security and privacy, find ‘Off-Facebook Activity’ and hit the button that lets you manage your history to see all the apps it’s been collecting from. From there, you can clear the information it’s already collected, and there will be a button regarding ‘Future activity’ where you can turn the ‘feature’ off, at which point Facebook with give you an ‘ARE YOU SURE YOU DON’T WANT US COLLECTING YOUR INFORMATION TO SELL YOU THINGS???’ screen. Yes, yes you are sure. Because this is disgusting.
Facebook made this super hard to find, so I’ve written up instructions for how I got through it (on my app - I don’t know if there are other versions where it’s different):
From Facebook, go to the Menu by clicking on the three horizontal lines on the top right of the screen.
Scroll down to the bottom and select the Settings & Privacy drop-down menu.
Then select Settings (the first option under the drop-down).
This will take you to a screen showing multiple headers with lists of links under them
Scroll down to Your Facebook Information and select Off-Facebook Activity.
The next page has a short explanation of Off-Facebook Activity. Click Manage Your Off-Facebook Activity after the What You Can Do header.
This will take you to a screen with an option to Clear History (which I recommend). To actually turn off this feature, you will have to click the three dots at the top right of the screen and select the Manage Future Activity option that pops up.
This will take you to a page explaining in more detail what they’re doing. Select the Manage Future Activity at the bottom of the page.
THEN you can finally select the toggle to turn off Future Off-Facebook Activity.
If it’s glowing blue with the circle on the right side, it’s active, and if it’s gray with the circle on the left side, it’s off.
Just went and checked this out and yikes on a stick
Yuck. I just did this.
Yesterday was just… Well, bad. I have a hard enough time coping with Mother’s Day, due to the fact that my mom passed away May 2015. I have to cope with grief.
Though yesterday was emotionally taxing. More than usual. My dad had to go to the ER. Because he was having symptoms of vertigo. Come to find out that he actually had a stroke. The doc I spoke to said it’s the type of stroke that affects the balance and vision. He also said it wasn’t severe, because my dad can still speak and move around. However, the doc said it’s still concerning. Now, my dad is in a hospital that is an hour from home. We’re (my sister and I) are NOT allowed to see him because of the pandemic. They’re running tests on him today to check for clotting of the heart, arteries, and his neck. I haven’t gotten a call from the doc, so I don’t know what the update is. All I know is I am emotionally, mentally, physically exhausted. I still have dishes to do AND I need to cook dinner tonight. I just want a break.
Counselor: You should start writing in a journal again.
Me: Sounds good.
Counselor: I mean, hand writing. Because typing on a computer about your thoughts doesn’t set off the same brain activity that handwriting does.
Me: Oh, I didn’t know that.
I can’t remember her exact words but that’s close to what she said.
I need every single person to understand how horrible tumblr’s tagging system is
I go into the tag for epilepsy and its all flashing lights. We can’t use our own tag because people without epilepsy fill it up with improper warnings.
Use ‘flashing’ in place of ‘epilepsy’ in your tags. You aren’t warning people of epileptics, you’re warning us of flashing lights. Please please tag properly. Epileptics say this endlessly and constantly and it’s ignored. You are risking lives by doing this.
Here’s proof of what I mean:
THIS POST IS 100% OKAY TO REBLOG, I ENCOURAGE PEOPLE WITHOUT EPILEPSY TO ESPECIALLY DO SO!