Protests in the St. Louis suburb have continued since Saturday (August 9th). Here’s what we know about the events of the past few days.
And in the nature of keeping everyone in the loop, please reblog this link if you’re going to spread word about it. It’s just a list, impartial, a great way to know everything from start to current events.
Good resource for Ferguson right here.
This evening was an evening of ‘hey, why not trigger yourself?!’ which was silly tbh.
Tamara K. Nopper & Mariame Kaba (prisonculture)
For blacks, the “war on terror” hasn’t “come ‘home.’” It’s always been here. How then might we consider the emphasis on the militarization of policing as the problem as another example of “the precariousness of empathy”?
The problem with casting militarization as the problem is that the formulation suggests it is the excess against which we must rally. We must accept that the ordinary is fair, for an extreme to be the problem. The policing of black people — carried out through a variety of mechanisms and processes — is purportedly warranted, as long as it doesn’t get too militarized and excessive.
Jay Smooth in his TED speech “how I learned to stop worrying and love discussing race” (via tropicanastasia)
Jay Smooth almost always a reblog
Dude nailed it. We all need to work at being good. Even if we think we are.
This applies to so much
martyrd replied to your post “Seafield (rather; cycling there, and along the Portobello prom) is my…”
mabes take a picture of it sometime for us?!? ;)
Ah yes, good point! The weather looks disappointingly undramatic over the next few days, but hey - it’s still a panorama, eh? Keep your eyes peeled!