*watches Jon Stewart’s comments on Ferguson* hey look it’s a white man getting heaps of credit and adulation for saying the exact same shit that black people have been saying for weeks now. how unexpected.
WHITE SAVIOR! WHITE SAVIOR! bow down……*side eye*
I have mixed feelings about commentary like this because yes I agree that it’s problematic for white people to receive more credit and praise for things black people have been saying for years. But I also think it is necessary to have white figures with primarily white audiences to critique whiteness and white supremacy. Because whenever white people ask what they can do to help, I say, educate your people.
plus he reaches millions whereas twitter/tumblr people reach only a few thousand
this is true and i don’t think Jon has ever tried to claim that what he is sayin are his own ideas unlike Tim Wise
Chicago police officers shot and killed 19-year-old Roshad McIntosh in the west side neighborhood of North Lawndale on August 24. His mother was at a press conference after a letter was delivered to the United States Justice Department calling on the federal government to come to the city and investigate crimes by police officers, who have escaped accountability and justice.
Dawn McIntosh, who was crying, declared, “My son was killed senselessly, and he shouldn’t have been. He was surrendering, and they shot him anyway.”
Also, she said, “He was on his knees with both hands up begging for his life. They killed him.”
“They wouldn’t let me see him,” McIntosh shared. “I still didn’t see him until yesterday when I identified his body. It’s not right. It’s not right. And I want justice served. I want justice served for that officer who took my son away.”
Roshad’s aunt, who did not provide her name, told those gathered that the police informed her “they needed to do an investigation.” She did not even get a chance to “say goodbye, kiss her baby and tell her baby how much she loved him.”
Dawn explained that she still doesn’t know the name of the officer, who shot her son.
“I don’t know of age, nothing. I don’t know what he looks like. But, if it was the other way around and somebody had killed the police officer, their name, their age, their address, their nationality, everything, where they’re from, their whole history would have been on the news,” she suggested.
Our fight does not begin nor end in Ferguson. Around the country many young black men and women are losing their lives to police brutality and excessive force. We cannot turn a blind eye to this. Fergson is not a singular event. Nor should our response to it be. Police brutality is an epidemic in the black and latino community and it needs to be stopped.
The information about the cop involved in this case still has not been released and all I can ask is who’s child will be next.
There was 2-3 different police involved shootings in the Chicago area within the past few days.
I’m sick. Physically ill. Why does this keep happening?
I was talking to my friend on the phone and then she almost got run over and i was obviously really concerned so i asked her if she was okay and after a moment she replied “there is a Jesus in the sky” in a really matter-of-fact sort of way so obviously I thought something was seriously wrong but
omg please don’t bring this back People are converting because of this post and I’m actually Jewish oh god I fucked up
remember when niggas had they voicemail set up to sound like they answered the phone. like you call and it go “wassup” u start talkin and it say “sike nah this my voicemail” now u lookin dumb as hell like
White people:You have to wait for the facts before you talk about Ferguson!
Eyewitnesses:He was on his knees with his hands up.
Medical examiner:There was no gunpowder residue on Mike Brown, no sign of struggle, and there were entry wounds on the inside of his arms and the top of his head, implying he was on his knees with his hands up.
Convenience store owner and clerk:There was no robbery and we didn't call the cops.
Ferguson PD:Okay, we admit it, Wilson didn't know anything happened at the convenience store and we determined no crime was committed.
White people:Nobody can say what happened! We still have to wait for the facts to come in!
“Prior to the camera turning on, Albers had had water and urine thrown at him, Jiminez said. He then saw three men with bandanas in the crowd, and one of them had a gun. He then heard gunshots, but not from that gun. So Albers raised his gun. The three men started running, and then a crowd of people with cameras raised saw him with the raised gun and came toward him. They were “a whole bunch of what you’d call citizen journalists, who were sitting with cameras recording, waiting for something stupid to happen, which they got. They won on this one.”
You see how they are trying to discredit video evidence?