"Prevailing narratives around Black violability and anti-Black racial violence pivot around Black men and boys,” said Dr. Lindsey. “Both historically and contemporarily, when many people working towards racial justice around the issue of racial violence, the presumptive victim is a Black male. From lynching to police brutality, the presumed victim is a Black male. Therefore, Black women and girls are viewed as exceptional victims as opposed to perpetual victims of anti-Black racial violence. Our narratives around racial violence, unfortunately, have yet to evolve into ones that are gender inclusive. Black Victim=Black Male."
’Yes, we must have justice for John Crawford, Ezell Ford, Eric Garner, and Michael Brown. But we cannot forget about Yvette Smith, Eleanor Bumpurs, Aiyana Stanley-Jones, Tarika Wilson, and so many others whose stories hover on the edges of obscurity.
Police departments across the country serve as enforcement for White supremacy and the criminalization of Blackness is not reserved for Black men. This is not so much a call for intraracial, gender reciprocity as it is a call of nuanced racial awareness. We must be aware of the ways in which we legitimize that only Black men’s pain matters. We, especially those of us with platforms, must be purposeful in speaking the names of Black women who have been victims of police brutality. We must be cognizant of the devaluation of Black women’s lives and how internalized patriarchy informs our own prioritization of the Black male victim.’
SPEAK UP ABOUT BLACK WOMEN IN THE STRUGGLE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS!
You are Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown, but not Tarika Wilson and Yvette Smith?
Are black women not important enough to be empathized with?
Make Twitter blow up with: #YouAreUsToo
im tired of defending black men when they dont exert the same amount of anger for their fallen sisters as they do for their fallen brothers
"we are trayvon martin, we are mike brown!!" and every state in the U.S. stages mass protests, risks their lives demanding justice
but when a black woman has been murdered by police brutality? the reaction is always lesser. this is not a new problem in the civil rights movement, but it is 2014 and imma need my brothers to do better
a dude on the train this morning started preaching about MLK and the civil rights and expressed his anger and urgency to get justice. he made t-shirts of all our fellow black people who have been killed by police brutality. all men. the black women go through history invisibly.
you’re trayvon, and mike brown? why aren’t you shantel davis? tyisha miller? rekia boyd?
little-house-of-kurian said: Heya! Please follow @organizemo @ Twitter cuz they're handling/organizing bail money for folks! :D
Cops just arrested (and later released, but still) 2 reporters from the Washington Post and Huffington Post in Ferguson
They really don’t want us to know what’s going on there
This is in addition to the no-fly zone implemented by the FAA which bans news helicopters (among other aircraft) from flying over the area
GOTTA LINK LET’S SET IT OFF: twitter.com/organiz…
Sorry, I missed this earlier.
For those who want to donate.
literallykorra said: do you know if there are any group buses for activists traveling to ferguson? i know for occupy a few years back, people recruited others to hop on buses at a time for solidarity, in case individuals didnt want to go alone
No but I really wish we could get that going. I’m with three other people right now and it’s just a matter of financing to get us there. I know there are several other people trying to get there too.
This would be a blessing. Maybe we can get this together.
If you plan on going to Ferguson please inbox me your contact info
Michael White is the name of the Ferguson police officer who extrajudicially executed Michael Brown.
LIVE FEED Ferguson (REBLOG)
I BEG EVERYONE! PLEASE WATCH THE LIVE FEED IN FERGUSON!!!
This isn’t working for me but I’m watching this one: http://new.livestream.com/accounts/9035483/events/3271930
Here’s another link guys!! BOOOSSSST!