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Tired Of Hearing About Ferguson And Michael Brown? How About When It’s Jesse Williams Talking?

When it comes to tragic events like the August 2014 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Missouri, we have to be critical of not just what the media is reporting but also of how they’re framing the story. We wouldn’t usually rely on a celebrity to explain this type of thing, but Jesse Williams (of “Grey’s Anatomy”) totally gets it and makes some excellent comments in the clip below.

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Power Structure of Oppression

Yes. Yes. YES. 

I’m just gonna leave this here, in case anyone thought their fee fees were more important than systematic oppression 

I will honestly reblog this every time it comes across my dash. It is so important. 

Yes, this is essential. People don’t realized how the littlest thing can affect the way we live.

and it’s a gradiant - it can go from bottom to the top, top to bottom, start in the middle and go either way. it fluctuates.

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Power Structure of Oppression

Yes. Yes. YES. 

I’m just gonna leave this here, in case anyone thought their fee fees were more important than systematic oppression 

I will honestly reblog this every time it comes across my dash. It is so important. 

Yes, this is essential. People don’t realized how the littlest thing can affect the way we live.

and it’s a gradiant - it can go from bottom to the top, top to bottom, start in the middle and go either way. it fluctuates.

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Turning point in #Ferguson? Police drew guns on Hip Hop artist/activist Talib Kweli & others, threatened to shoot last night. (Above) Kweli observes police were in rush formation BEFORE the water bottle was thrown at them. Major questions being raised about identity of individual who threw water bottle— possibly an agent provocateur, someone working for police to either invite riot or provide “justification” for police to assault a peaceful protest. (Left) Activist Phil Agnew, who is in Ferguson, says protesters are being depicted inaccurately. (Below) Example of an agent provocateur: notice the protester being tackled to the ground by police is wearing the EXACT SAME SHOES the police in uniform are wearing (?!?!) #mikebrown 

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Turning point in #Ferguson? Police drew guns on Hip Hop artist/activist Talib Kweli & others, threatened to shoot last night. (Above) Kweli observes police were in rush formation BEFORE the water bottle was thrown at them. Major questions being raised about identity of individual who threw water bottle— possibly an agent provocateur, someone working for police to either invite riot or provide “justification” for police to assault a peaceful protest. (Left) Activist Phil Agnew, who is in Ferguson, says protesters are being depicted inaccurately. (Below) Example of an agent provocateur: notice the protester being tackled to the ground by police is wearing the EXACT SAME SHOES the police in uniform are wearing (?!?!) #mikebrown 

Nancy Wake, who has died in London just before her 99th birthday, was a New Zealander brought up in Australia. She became a nurse, a journalist who interviewed Adolf Hitler, a wealthy French socialite, a British agent and a French resistance leader. She led 7,000 guerrilla fighters in battles against the Nazis in the northern Auvergne, just before the D-Day landings in 1944. On one occasion, she strangled an SS sentry with her bare hands. On another, she cycled 500 miles to replace lost codes. In June 1944, she led her fighters in an attack on the Gestapo headquarters at Montlucon in central France.

Ms Wake was furious the TV series [later made about her life] suggested she had had a love affair with one of her fellow fighters. She was too busy killing Nazis for amorous entanglements, she said.

Nancy recalled later in life that her parachute had snagged in a tree. The French resistance fighter who freed her said he wished all trees bore “such beautiful fruit.” Nancy retorted: “Don’t give me that French shit.”

"Resistance heroine who led 7,000 men against the Nazis," The Independent. (via madelinecoleman)

"strangled an SS sentry with her bare hands"

"too busy killing Nazis for amorous entanglements"

"don’t give me that French shit."

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July 28th, 2014: Out and about in New York City

How problematic

im gonna fuckin throw up

Okay, okay calm down, people.

While you are all losing your mind over ‘cultural appropriation” of an Indian dress, nobody actually consulted THE INDIANS. 

In our country, if a foreigner wears an Indian saree, we actually appreciate it. It shows that the foreigner respects us enough to try our clothes. And the saree, mind you, is not a religious thing. Hindus can wear sarees, Muslims can wear sarees, Sikh’s can wear sarees, Jain’s can wear sarees and so on.

Like Americans have short dresses, compare that with sarees. Going to a party? Saree. Going to temple? Saree, and so on.

Some Indians wear it, some don’t. Some hate it and think its oppressing, some love embracing the unique style.

Point is, don’t hate on her for wearing this. Don’t hate on anyone for wearing sarees or any variations of sarees. We love to see others embracing our culture. Why do you think we open our gates to allow everyone to practice yoga and find spiritual meaning?

Culture is not meant to be kept within four walls, it should be spread.

I did not know this. That is really interesting to find out. Thanks for the information.

"Culture is not meant to be kept within four walls, it should be spread."

The amount of HATE I got from this was INSANE.

I got told by people to kill myself, to throw myself under a bridge, to quit education, to get raped and so on. And that isn’t even the worse of it. I got told by Indians I was the cancer of India, that I was the worst thing, that I was worse than Hitler, that I had no purpose or meaning in life. That I was shit. Useless shit. 

I did feel like dying. Because I thought I had done something very wrong, so I went to my Political Science teacher, Mrs. Alka, and told her my problem and she told me this-

"I CANNOT BELIEVE IT. We have so much from American culture. We have EVERYTHING from American culture. And now that people actually know Indian because they’re embracing our culture?

So we’re HYPOCRITES? WE TAKE AMERICAN’S CULTURE AND WE DON’T ALLOW THEM TO TAKE OURS?! SAREES LITERALLY HAVE NO MEANING. THEY’RE MADE OF CLOTH. CLOTH. You have done nothing wrong. Anyone who sends you hate, IS A NARROW MINDED ASSHOLE”

And I admit, that made me feel better. So if you send me hate for this, consider this: I have people that like me on this website, people that think I’m good. So, you WILL have to face their wrath. Also, I have an OPINION. DEAL WITH IT. So kindly, fuck off.