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#black lives fucking matter
asraspeaks2 · 2 days ago
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Alhammdulillah. It's a small justice. True justice would be Ahmaud Aubery going home to his family. True justice is Black and brown people being able to live freely without being persecuted for the color of their skin.
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“I’m speaking to you from my heart. Look, I don’t know if I’m going to have a career after this, but fuck that. Today is about innocent people who were halfway through their process, we don’t know what George Floyd could have achieved, we don’t know what Sandra Bland could have achieved, but today we’re going to make sure that won’t be an alien thought to our young ones. Every black person in here remembered when another person reminded you that you were black. So none of you out there, all those protesters on the other side, protesting against what we want to do, protesting against what we want to try and achieve, burn you, this is so vital. I need you to understand how painful this shit is. I need you to understand how painful it is to be reminded every day that your race means nothing and that isn’t the case anymore, that was never the case anymore.” John Boyega at The Black Lives Matter protest in Hyde Park June 3rd 2020
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fandomgalore-blog · 8 months ago
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I cannot believe someone had the AUDACITY to say they’re worried about the skin color of the new baby. Meghan is better than me because I would’ve snitched.
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dearest-rebecca · a year ago
TRAYVON MARTIN was walking home with an iced tea and Skittles. He was shot by George Zimmerman, who was found not guilty.
KEITH SCOTT was sitting in a car, reading. He was shot by a police officer, who was not charged.
ATATIANA JEFFERSON was looking out her window, and was shot by a police officer, who is still under indictment for murder.
JONATHAN FERRELL was asking for help after an auto accident. He was shot twelve times by police, case ended in mistrial.
JORDAN EDWARDS was riding in a car and was shot in the back of the head by a police officer, who was found guilty of murder.
STEPHON CLARK was holding a cell phone, and was shot 8 times, 6 in the back. The officers were not charged.
AMADOU DIALLO while taking out his wallet, 41 shots were fired by four different officers. They were all acquitted.
RENISHA MCBRIDE after an auto accident, she knocked on someone’s door for help. The homeowner was found guilty of second-degree murder.
TAMIR RICE was playing with a toy gun, and was shot by police officer arriving on scene. Officer was not charged.
SEAN BELL was hosting a bachelor party. 50 rounds were fired by police officers who were found not guilty of charges.
WALTER SCOTT was pulled over for brake lights, and was shot in the back by a police officer who pleaded guilty to civil rights violations.
PHILANDO CASTILE was pulled over and told officer he had a legally registered weapon in car. Officer acquitted of all charges.
AIYANA JONES was sleeping and was accidentally shot by an officer in a raid on wrong apartment. Officer cleared of all charges.
TERRENCE CRUTCHER needed help when his vehicle broke down. Was shot by a police officer who was found not guilty of manslaughter.
ALTON STERLING was selling CDs, and was shot at close range while being arrested. No charges filed.
FREDDIE GRAY was beaten to death by officers while being transported in police van. All officers involved were acquitted.
JOHN CRAWFORD was shopping at WalMart, holding a BB gun that was on sale—police officer was not charged for his murder.
MICHAEL BROWN was shot twelve times by an officer, including in the back. No charges filed.
JORDAN DAVIS was killed because he was playing loud music. Shooter found guilty of first-degree murder.
SANDRA BLAND was pulled over for traffic ticket; was tasered and then arrested. Suspicious “suicide” while in jail. No charges.
BOTHAM JEAN was fatally shot in his home, which female officer ¿mistook for her own? (Which I’ll never understand.) Officer found guilty of murder.
OSCAR GRANT was handcuffed and placed face-down, officer then shot him in the back. Officer found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.
COREY JONES was waiting by his car which was broken down, and was shot three times by police officer, who was found guilty of murder.
AHMAUD AUBREY was jogging. He was shot by two racist men who claimed they suspected him of burglaries. Both men were charged with murder and aggravated assault.
GEORGE FLOYD was suspected of alleged fraud. He handcuffed and pinned to the ground by an officer’s knee. He begged for mercy and he was ignored.
ERIC GARNER: Stopped for selling cigarettes on a nyc street and choked by a cop in broad daylight. Complications of the stress put on his throat by the hold caused his death; Openly said “I can’t breathe” several times and pretty much died while three other cops watched their compatriot kill a man. Eric was well known for just trying to sell goods as a side hustle and never actually hurt anybody.
DJ HENRY was fatally shot in his car by police officer Aaron Hess in the early morning hours of Oct. 17, 2010. DJ's passengers say they were doing nothing wrong when Hess ran out in front of them in the road. Hess says he only fired because he was in fear for his life. Hess later admitted to lying on multiple occasions after DJ’s death about the shooting.
These were all murders. They were not accidental. All of these innocent people: men, women AND children. Were murdered because they were black. Not because they were violent. Not because they were threatening, but because they were black. Something has to change. We have to MAKE a change. Black lives matter. Black men. Black women. Black children. Non-Binary blacks. Trans blacks. Every single one of their lives matter. Your friends. Your neighbors. Your teachers. Your brothers. Your sisters. We are the change.
this list isn’t even close to being a quarter of the wrongful African American deaths in America and if there is anyone you’d like to add please reblog and add. never stop adding. reblog and add stories of those you know and those you don’t. we need to hear their stories and their names.
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homosandhomies · a year ago
People say "Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor" but don't even know who those cops are.
Their names are Brett Hankison, Jonathan Mattingly, and Myles Cosgrove.
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artistictiliqua · a year ago
If you are against BLM, you are unwelcome on my page.
If you support AllLivesMatter or BlueLivesMatter, you are not my friend.
If you think the riots are unjustified and irrational, unfollow me right now.
I am not black, but I support the black community all the way. I cannot possibly understand your pain or your suffering, but I'm with you. Now and forever.
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play-exy-be-sexy · 7 days ago
kyle rittenhouse was just found not guilty of any charges and all i have to say is let’s raise holy hell. this is disgusting. i’m nearly in tears. wtf is wrong with this country
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donald-trump-official · 10 months ago
Protesting in support of a white supremacist dictator
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Protesting to end the police killing Black people
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This is America
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ftonews · a year ago
Hey @msnbc @npr @cnn @washingtonpost @nytimes. This is something to think about.
#blacklivesmatter #words #badwords #slurs #thingsyoudidntknow #talk #language #racism #fightingracism #usingwords #standuptoracism #microaggressions #hatecrimes #hatecrime #racism #representationmatters
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piscesinthedeepblue · a year ago
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Artwork by @indaviduall on Instagram.
Let’s not allow a smaller media coverage on the black lives matter movement and protests feed your mind that this issue has been dealt with and that it’s no longer ongoing.
Don’t listen to claims of being blind to race or that it’s not an impediment in any nation if it’s not something you will ever have to face, instead lets embrace everyone and culture that we’re blessed to have around the world.
Let’s put an end to lives being carelessly slaughtered by police officers thinking and acting with rose colored white biased glasses. We’re not going to change if we continue to allow ourselves to be segregated further.
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