Anchor Close in the Old Town of Edinburgh, hand-held at 1/18s when walking back from the pub to my hotel on Tuesday evening.
HOW THE FUCK DID THE PERCENTAGE GO UP FOR WHITE PEOPLE
IN WHAT UNIVERSE DOES A POLICE OFFICER SHOOTING AN UNARMED BLACK KID (AND THEN ATTEMPTING TO COVER IT UP AFTER THE FACT) CONSTITUTE EQUAL TREATMENT IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM
LIKE WHO LOOKS AT THAT AND GOES “WELL, BEFORE I THOUGHT THAT THERE WAS RACISM IN OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM, BUT THEN THIS SHIT HAPPENED AND NOW I SEE THAT IT’S PERFECTLY EQUAL”
WHAT THE FUCK
This increase can be explained by an interesting social phenomenon called ‘denial.’
They benefit from not knowing.. and from believing in myths.
Comparing beliefs before and after Michael Brown’s murder and the surrounding revelations of racism that have sprung out of it, white people, as a demographic believe, MORE THAN EVER BEFORE, that the criminal justice system treats whites and blacks equally.
That is, MORE white people believe the criminal justice system treats black equally now than they did before Michael Brown’s death.
In essence, for white people, blatant systemic oppression and the murder of an unarmed young black man gives them even more reason to believe blacks are treated fairly by the system.
This confirms an earlier study that said the more you tell white people that the system is inherently racist, the more they supported harsher punishments for black people: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/08/07/3468368/study-white-people-support-harsher-criminal-laws-if-they-think-more-black-people-are-arrested/
Marinate on these inhumanities for a second.
it”s not just denial, but this thing we see them do on tumblr that we just attribute to “trolling” where the more you point out the truth the more defensive they become and “anti social justice warrior”. It’s a pushback. It’s not that they can’t recognize it, they refuse to and believe anyone who does is exaggerating the facts…and it’s their “duty” to “restore order”.
Then…they look for any reason at all to justify the actions of the cops. The media knows this. So do the cops. This is why the images of Blacks and other people of color victimized by whites are always very negative. It gives these people all the justification they need. Video of Trayvon Martin with his middle finger up and gold fronts = guilty. oh he fought back? = guilty. Same thing here… video of who is supposedly Mike Brown pushing a smaller shop owner in a store = guilty. and guilty of anything means guilty of everything aka deserving of whatever the cops do.
this isn’t surprising.
*uses tumblr mobile for 5 minutes*
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*battery drains to 30% scrolling through grey boxes*
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Yeah, I might have watched a movie and gotten kind of mad.
This is seriously a trope I’d love to never see again though.
I can think of three movies that do this straight off the bat, and I’d bet there are more like dozens
Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow.
Women’s Halloween costumes make me mad.
the older i get, the more i relate to Giles
Eddie Redmayne in The Theory of Everything
welcome to october
Recording soundtrack to upcoming Hank Williams biopic - I Saw the Light - (back l-r) Michael Rinne/bass, Tom Hiddleston/Hank, Chris Scruggs /steel guitar (front l-r) Wes Langlois/guitar, Stuart Duncan/ fiddle, Richard Bennett/guitar — with Wes Langlois, Michael Rinne, Tom Hiddleston, Stuart Duncan, Chris Scruggs and Richard Bennett at Room & Board, Nashville, Tennessee. (x)