shout out to dark-skinned afro-Latin@s You’re beautiful.
im a light-skinned latina and i feel offended
I’m light skinned Latin@ and here’s the deal. Afro-Latina girls are treated like shit. Our community tries to erase…
Simply Africa, Simply Beautiful
Really black-culture? You just take a bunch of random photos together and tag it with a description that exotifies these people?
What would you have done differently? (respectfully asked)
The way that the Stand Your Ground statute is used in jury instructions boils down to this: ALL THAT ANY NON-BLACK SHOOTER NEEDS TO DO IS TO SAY THAT THEY WERE AFRAID FOR THEIR LIFE…because scary Black person. It matters very little if the so-called “reasonable fear” existed in reality, or only in someone’s mind, or not at all
Newsflash: ANY given reason =/= “reasonable fear”
I’ve sat on a jury as a foreman before, and please believe me when I say…during deliberations in the jury room, “reasonable” can easily become, “well, he did give a reason for his fear" if someone strong (or Black) isn’t there to immediately shoot that thought process down
Here is the complete text of the Florida #SYG statute (written by ALEC, btw) which ultimately finds it’s way into Florida’s self defense (aka #SYG) jury instructions
Make no mistake: Dunn didn’t use the words ‘gangster’ and ‘thug’ in his testimony by mistake. You don’t have to look any further than the glaring difference between how Richard Sherman was derided and pilloried as a “thug” vs. when White people like Mayor Rob Ford and Michael Grimm (R-NY) aren’t even arrested after being caught on film using drugs or making credible death threats, let alone not called a thug. Those two words—thug and gangster—and many more have become heavily weaponized and racialized, and they are ‘polite’ stand ins for the n-word. And that coded language didn’t just happen all on it’s own
And let’s be real here, for far too many armed White people, unfamiliar Black bodies are plenty of reason to be fearful…all the way to the point of immediately applying lethal force (please see also: implicit shooter bias, Renisha McBride, Jonathan Ferrell, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc)
Let’s not forget the name of the victim, Jordan Davis. It’d be a shame for a murderer to gain fame while the life and name of the victim remains on the periphery of the conversation.
— Zoe Saldana (via jacquiquidassit)
don’t be ashamed to expect that the person you date should be a decent human being.. Don’t let people shame you and tell you your standards are too high..You’re fuckin fabulous and anyone would be lucky to date you… So don’t settle for the sake of not being alone…