Let us be vividly clear about this.
What the New York Times did to Michael Brown today was not merely slander. It wasn’t a case of a lack of journalistic integrity.
Highlighting that a black teenager was “no angel” on the day he is being laid to rest after being hunted and killed by racist vigilante forces is not an unfortunate coincidence.
The New York Times deliberately played into an archaic American tradition in devaluing both the merit of black life and the tragedy of black death.
They chose the day of his funeral, as his family, friends and activists everywhere have to grapple with a human being lost to pontificate about how he was “no angel”. Michael Brown was many things to many people; a son, a brother, a cousin, a nephew and another black causality of murderous police institutions and today, amidst all the racist violence he, his loved ones and community have had to endure, he was going to finally receive the respect and moment of honor he deserved and NYT decided today, of all days, to tune in their audience onto wholly irrelevant facts about his life - that in turn, transform the very injustice surrounding his death and the following police violence that plagued Ferguson into a national panel about whether or not his death is actually worth mourning and their language suggested that to them, it indeed is not.
This was hardly an accident or mistake. This is the perpetual hostility that is met against black life in America. The consensus is that black people deserve no respect and for black life to be legitimized and honored, we must meet a list of prerequisites. Subsequently, if black people aren’t valued, neither are our deaths understood as tragic or murders seen as criminal action.
This has been the atmosphere of America since its inception and much has not improved.
Hello, Ichigo here!! I just wanted to make a post regarding a new game I’ve been independently developing on-and-off since around mid Spring of this year! *_*
it will be a story-oriented adventure game featuring old and new original characters of mine, as well as custom graphics!
you can read more about it using the navigational sidebar on http://merchantstale-project.tumblr.com/, and as always, questions/feedback are welcomed! feel free to follow for upcoming news, too!
Thank you VERY much for looking! ♥♥
ichigo’s game looks Amazing; look i even make a teeny teeny tiny cameo 8.)
Another commission - Alice!
Also, right now I have time for a few more commissions!! Paintings like this are around 500$, shoot me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org), if any of you guys are interested :)
Doctor, l’d love to chat. Tea, cake, the whole shebang. But l have a ship to launch, and you’ve got your outfit to buff up.
Here is a resource post for trans women!
- how to tuck safely
- so, you’re a trans woman looking for a bra
- breast inserts/forms, lingerie, and panties
- breast forms
- passing tips
- cheap high quality makeup
- clothing, breast forms and accessories
- finding clothes that fit
- more passing tips
if anyone has anymore resources, feel free to reblog and add!
Garnet is a babe and no one can convince me otherwise.
Bit of a sketch dump of Garnet in Estelle’s(her voice actress) outfits!