i have avoided watching the footage of philando castile's murder and intended not to post any such content for a while...and had i known what this video was i might not have pressed play...but as gut-wrenching as it may be its imperative that i share it...this particular killing has me at a loss so i find that my only recourse is to pray that this black mother and daughter can somehow find healing...let's be clear folks...this is a long-standing genocide against people of color in this country...this is the deliberate killing of a group of people based on ethnicity by a governmental entity [as with the holocaust and darfur]...and as hard as it may be at some point we have to take accountability and admit that we have become complicit...we know that black men are three times as likely to die at the hands of the police...we understand that the system is designed to allow officers to exploit their authority and use of force to kill us....syville smith, philando castile, terence crutcher, freddie grayish , michael brown, eric garner, tamir rice, sandra bland, and alton sterling's murderers have all walked...we also understand that law enforcement was created as a repurposed version of slave catching used to reinforce the prison industrial complex...so in all actuality these cops are doing their job which is to serve and protect...but somewhere along the line we were fooled into thinking that meant to serve and protect us...the constitution was written to ratify rights for white males in this country...women and people of color weren't even a consideration...but somehow we've convinced ourselves that we were enfranchised through the 13th, 15th, and 19th amendments...no sir...we can't legitimately acquire freedom within a system whose fundamental framework didn't even recognize us as human beings in the first place...yet we as a people continue to ask this system to render us justice...and then we continue to cry foul when that same system says not guilty...what's albert einstein's quote about insanity...doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results...well i'm sorry but consider us insane
The need to work on ensuring #climatejustice for everyone has never been more urgent. We have seen #women , particularly #young women, lead in beautiful ways to bring the spotlight back on the #environment and how it affects women, #indigenous#communities and other #marginalised people. If you are a young feminist group that has been working on this too, consider applying to FRIDA that has just launched a special #grant round for groups working on climate and environmental justice. Learn more by clicking on the link on our bio! Announcement in English, Español and Françias.
Pic courtesy @globalgreengrants at #womensmarch in #Denver#whyimarch
Today’s #SignOfResistance is because refugees will always be welcome here. We need to keep fighting. We need to put the pressure on and remind SCOTUS — particularly Justice Roberts and Justice Kennedy — that they have the chance to be on the right side of history this time. #NoMuslimBanEVER
Artwork by #rommyyy123 , commissioned by #culturestrike .
[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A black and white digital illustration of a woman wearing a hijab. Black text above her head reads "refugees.” Black text below her reads “resilience and power.”]
Если однажды меня спросят: "Без чего ты не сможешь жить?". Я не сомневаясь отвечу: "Без красоты". И этой тёплой сибирской практически белой ночью, когда так хорошо гулять в сопровождении длинных теней от фонарей, вдыхая тонкий сладковатый аромат лип, слушая трели сверчков, отдающие эхом из моего южного детства, мечтая о прекрасном и высоком и желая этого так сильно, как будто я снова не видящий границ подросток, эта извечная жажда красоты в моей жизни вдруг становится удивительно остро, практически физически ощутима.
Two years ago today, the Obama administration lit up the White House in rainbow colors to celebrate marriage equality. While that historic day was hailed as a achievement for civil rights, we have a ways to go in accomplishing full federal protections for LGBTQ people. No matter who sits in the Oval Office, HRC will work tirelessly to make our union a more inclusive and fair place for all. #pridemonth #🌈