Land of those who fight to be free
and the home of the brave
Welp. He said it.
Tumblr is currently blocking me from posting or reblogging anything, saying that I "exceeded my daily post limit". I find this suspicious given my blog's content over the past forty-eight hours and hearing other people having their twitter- and other social media accounts suspended after blogging about white-police/white-vigilante violence against Black people.
Tumblr also took down a photoset I reblogged earlier of rubber bullet wounds and empty tear gas canisters. (Admittedly, the one I was able to track down so far led back to a DeviantArt account that contains gorey stage makeup, but the others are from alderman Antonio French’s twitter and an instagram that I tracked down.)
I highly doubt we’re the only two this is happening to.
I REBLOGGED PICTURES OF PEOPLE WHO HAD BEEN HIT BY RUBBER BULLETS EARLIER AND IT’S BEEN TAKEN DOWN. SOMEONE ON TUMBLR IS CENSORING SOCIAL MEDIA RESPONSES TO FERGUSON.
This is how faux news covered ferguson today
Fuck Fox News
FUCK FOX NEWS
FUCK FOX NEWS
Jesse Williams is another Black Celebrity who is awake and conscious.
"I see it time and time again, and it doesn’t move the story forward. It just kind of cryogenically freezes us in this old racial paradigm." - Jesse Williams
I decided that my circumstance was severe enough to start a gofundme campaign. Please take a moment to read my current situation.
I’m Ashley. I’m a 20 year old animation student in Atlanta Georgia. When I started college almost 4 years ago, I thought my time here would fly by easily. Unfortunately, during the winter break of my first year at SCAD, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The numbness in my feet and hands meant that I had to drop art classes and take lectures instead. I’ve accepted that I have to get through school at my own pace and that “graduating on time” doesn’t really have a meaning for me.
Since my diagnosis, I’ve lived in constant stress over bills. I have no health insurance. I do not come from a wealthy family. I’ve had trouble keeping any minimum wage job because of my health. My parents still receive my hospital bills from several years ago and they’ve been slowly paying them off and deferring my student loan payments.
Recently, I’ve experienced an attack similar to a heart attack. Considering my age and the fact that I haven’t had any sort of treatment for my MS in months, the doctors at the ER agreed it was more of a musculoskeletal problem than anything affecting my heart. Regardless, many tests were run on me during the countless hours I was at that hospital and I fear the bills that the trip to the ER have created.
My girlfriend and I are both unemployed and I am too weak and unable to provide any sort of work for money.
So I’m here asking for help.
Please consider helping me or sharing my story with your followers.
I’m more than halfway to my goal. Please consider donating if you can. As always, reblogs are appreciated.
if you’re interested, this person is trying to organize a food/meal drive for elementery school kids in Ferguson.
schools in Ferguson have been closed since Monday and that’s where a LOT of the kids in Ferguson get their food from, to explain how important this is.
People love watching and reading about dystopias and rebellions, but when it happens in real life suddenly those people are demonizing the resistance and championing the oppressors as the protectors of society.
It’s only a legitimate rebellion when white people are doing it
It only becomes dystopia when the things that happen to everyone else suddenly start happening to White people.
This proves they intend to get away with their actions, which are definitely illegal and inhumane. Anonymity + power is a devastating combo…