the unadulterated opinions of an asian-american feminist
hey activist followers, i started a new blog just for rants, criticisms, and such things.
this one will now be mostly fandoms and silly things.
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)
snsd’s 10th member
someone had asked about this sweater earlier and I wasn’t able to post about it till now. sorry about that!
DID YOU MAKE THIS
look how elegantly they move together
my music taste literally goes from punk rock to disney film soundtracks
Mario Balotelli, the star striker for the Italian soccer club AC Milan was brought to tears during an away game at Napoli on Saturday. Reports from many of those in attendance say that his reaction was due to racist chants directed at him by huge sections of the crowd.
Antiblackness is a world wide problem.
remeber that Italian LGBT campain with only white people, and when somebody on tumblr point it out all of you motherfuckers were like “BUT THERE ARE NO BLACKS IN ITALY SO SHUT UP NOT EVERYTHING IS ABOUT RACISM OMFG” yes, yes there are pieces of shit, and Italy is one of the most racist country in Europe when it comes to Black people, so they fucking need representation, they need to be everywhere there bc srsly there’s ALWAYS stuff like that happening there like every goddamn time.