And instead of trying to match homeless people up with one of the 24 empty homes available for every homeless person
What a fucked up world we live in.
or why don’t they get a job and sober up instead of relying on non-homeless people for their main income source. them getting a job is definitely cheaper than housing them, and them continuing to stay there because they’re lazy and don’t want to do anything with their lives. now that’s an idea. and next time, don’t link people to some random-ass tumblr blog. i want real news sources (ex: NBC, Huff Post, Fox News, MSNBC, etc…)
god damn fucking five year olds without homes…man…fuck em! why can’t they lay off the booze and just get a job!! everyone can afford a house if they just get a job, right? because the average living wage is enough to pay for a house, right? and why would anyone want to house the homeless!? god, those homeless fuckers really should just get rid of their mental illnesses (without therapy) and their addictions (without rehab) and get a job (without assistance)! clearly they just want to be homeless because being homeless is so much fun and everyone treats you so well.
what are real news sources!? what’s using google instead of being an ignorant mouthy little punk on tumblr!? god damn, using the internet is so fucking hard for people like me!! (I FUCKING LOVE THAT HUFF POST ACTUALLY FUCKING PUBLISHED AN ARTICLE TALKING ABOUT THIS SHIT.)
really though shut the fuck up forever
- People I see ‘round: UHG I’M SO SICK OF THE LACK OF DIVERSITY!! I MEAN LIKE!!! ? WHAT YOU DON’T THINK PEOPLE WITH MENTAL DISORDERS CAN DO USEFUL THINGS HERE’S 20 PICTURES OF RICH WHITE MEN!!!!! THAT'LL SHOW YOU.
- UHG, WHAT YOU DON’T THINK WOMEN CAN DO COOL STUFF? I’M SO SICK OF THIS LACK OF REPRESENTATION!!!! HERE’S 20 PICTURES OF RICH WHITE WOMEN!!!!! I SHOWED YOU.
- Me: what about you know other people?
- Them: ?????
- Me: You know like … actual diversity in your proof
- Them: ¿¿¿I don’t know what you mean??? the only people on the planet are rich white people?????
On November 2, 2013, Ted Wafer, a 55 year old White male resident of Dearborn Heights, Michigan, killed Renisha McBride, a 19 year old young Black woman who was injured from a car accident and seeking assistance. According to Detroit Free Press, Ted Wafer has been charged with second degree murder and manslaughter, where if convicted he can face up to life in prison. However, they’re already bringing out the “Angry Black Woman” trope and tapping into anti-Black myths about inherent violent behavior and criminality for Black people as a way to smear her name. I expect her name will be dragged through the mud and she, not Wafer will really be on trial in the way that Trayvon Martin, not George Zimmerman was.
Though she’s a Black woman and not a Black man (and let’s not be obtuse; we know despite some extrajudicial/White male killings being of Black women, Black women receive less media coverage and community support, and virtually none if they are Black trans women…so don’t even) and because she had been drinking, not sober, let’s not forget that Black women who are sober (i.e. Rekia Boyd), Black men who are intoxicated (i.e. Rodney King) and Black men who are legally sober (i.e. Oscar Grant) are still harmed or murdered, period.
Thus, the urge for misogynoir (anti-Black misogyny that deems Black women’s lives less valuable than Black men’s), for patriarchal cisheterosexism (idea that cishet Black men’s lives are more valuable than other Black people’s lives and that Black women have “easier” lives than Black men) and the politics of respectability (idea that she’s not an “acceptable” and “appropriate” victim to support)—that’s making some of us Black folks not be concerned for McBride’s family or the fact that she was shot in the face despite being unarmed and needing medical attention—is an urge that needs to be deconstructed and rejected.
Of course White supremacy dictates that Whites have every racist, classist, misogynoiristic response to her death and will act as if she is on trial, not Wafer, and of course haul out their ahistorical and ignorant tropes about “Black on Black crime" and the filthy lie about how Black people “don’t care” as a distraction, but I don’t write to them or for them. Instead, I’m thinking about how some of us Black folks have bailed on Renisha and how we can change this in general for Black women (though especially for Black trans women).
Remember Renisha McBride and that despite being cis (let’s always complicate cis privilege discussion for Black women; the complication is not denial of privilege; it is nuance and it is intersectionality), she, like many Black women are viewed as “equally violent” as Black men, face the same violence that Black men often do (i.e. Marlene Pinnock, Dr. Ersula Ore) and cannot reasonably expect any protection from the State whatsoever, whether in a historic context or even now when we are viewed as not capable of being harmed or needing help (i.e. via misogynoiristic and ableist archetypes such as “Strong Black Woman” and “Angry Black Woman” who are “automatically violent”) but only as capable of harming others. The fear of Blackness is always deemed reasonable and a death sentence in response is regularly deemed justifiable.
- As far as I know, there is no live visual coverage of the jury selection (which started today) or the trial itself, which also speaks to lower visibility for Black women as victims.
- @FeministaJones started the hashtag #RememberRenisha since people tend to do things with tags like “RenishaTrial” which connects to what I just stated about Black victims being on trial for their own deaths.
- @dreamhampton mentioned to follow @ColorofChange for updates on Ted Wafer’s trial.
- @oralandar_DN and @idabeewells have live tweets on the jury selection and trial.
- My posts on this are tagged on my blog via her name “Renisha McBride.”
While I wish she would have had more support and someone to take her home that evening, I don’t think a bullet in the head is an adequate response. But again, plenty of Black people have been murdered similarly and were sober. Blackness is always deemed sufficient proof to justify death. Anything else is tacked on as extra.
While I have less than zero percent faith in both her memory and her family getting the support they need and Ted Wafer actually paying for deciding to murder her—in such a way, placed a cool as a cucumber call to 911 after murdering her and being arrested weeks later—I still hope that the calloused crime will evoke some sense of accountability and that her life won’t be yet another Black life deemed worthless and disposable; somehow.
Related Posts: White Supremacy Still Matters More To Whites Than Renisha McBride’s Life, Unlike Renisha McBride, A White Woman Came To My Door (Not Even For Help) And Lived Another Day, tweets re: dealing with intoxicated Whites, but I didn’t use murder as the solution [X]
how cool is this?
wow whoever did her hair is TALENTED Then a mufucka this look like a TATTOO
this is amazing
Happy White People’s Independence Day!
Independence Day also has nothing to do with white people’s independence slavery wasn’t even largely present at the time America split from GB…
“with the presence of 450,000 enslaved African Americans in the 13 colonies. Slavery was practiced in every colony in 1775, but it was crucial to the economy and social structure from the Chesapeake region south to Georgia. Slave labor produced the great export crops of the South-tobacco, rice, indigo, and naval stores. Bringing slaves from Africa and the West Indies had made settlement of the New World possible and highly profitable. ” (x)
who had the exact same face tho?
white people need to stop making up history up like nigga’s can’t google the truth in 30 seconds
girlwitch003-deactivated2014072 said: your honestly just an ugly nigger
omg guys! i literally just installed this thing where people who *think* they’re clicking on anon, aren’t. and well well well look what we have here
what kind of extreme inbreeding teas! what kind of i live on a ranch and sneak into the barn every night and have sex with my brother and my horse teas?
and of course, you follow me. proof that in general, hate mail comes from fans who’s presence we are literally unaware of
I mean I could go on but I’m literally beyond embarrassed on your behalf. i hope your future employer at the gas station sees this and decides not to hire you you ugly squidward bitch
this is why I hate white people
Kill it with fire
-_______- If I was white I’d complain that black people have ONE FUCKING MONTH. ONE FUCKING PRESIDENT AND ONE FUCKING CHANNEL. While everything else is mine.
if i were white i’d be able to live life in mediocrity and still complain about how hard it is having oppressed people hate me
This whole thing pisses me the fuck off. If white people had white history month it would be racism. If white people had all white frats and sororities like the blacks do at my college it would be racism. If we had a white entertainment channel it would be racism. But this is all accepted by blacks because why? Please explain that to me. Black people can walk around calling white people crackers or “white girl” and it’s not big deal but if I was to say “black guy” it would be a big issues. Stop playing the victim. If you want equal fucking rights, don’t use your race as a goddamn crutch when something doesn’t go your way.
Finally someone said it.
Does @everythingsanillusi0n even live on this planet? What’s this ‘if’ shit? White history month? All year. Why are we taught about Europeans from 800 years ago, but not, say Colombians from 300 years ago, Koreans from 100 years ago, or Indians from forever? Or rather, why is the only mention of other countries in our history books is when white men “discover” people living there, enslave and murder them, then instill their backward laws on them? That’s white history 365 a year.
And you know, it’s not like being taught white history stops in Feb. No, the only difference is that you’re ALSO being taught the thinnest of the bare minimum about people who built this country, who invented a lot of the conveniences you used today, who took to the street to make laws just. And you think you have the right to whine about? You want to call that racism? Does your bigotry really make you that stupid?
Why are there black Greek houses? Has your pea-brain ever considered the historical and CURRENT situation of white Greek organizations banning, explicitly and implicitly any person of color? Like, do you really think that black universities which were started because WHITE PEOPLE DID NOT WANT BLACK PEOPLE AT THEIR SCHOOLS were just going to wait to have a Greek House when a white person showed up? Are you new? Are you real?
What non-existent problem did you make up in your head for saying ‘black guy’? You think ‘white girl’ is racism? You think [adjective][noun] is racism? Your poor, delicate feelings. Have you ever had a white girl call you a “Stupid nigger bitch.” for walking down the street, for asking for help, for being at the park with your kids? Have you ever had a white girl come up to assuming your’re the maid, when you’re leaving your mother-in-law’s place or that you’re the nanny when you’re playing with your kids? Have you ever had a white girl ignore you at a shop then fawn over other white girls when they come in? Guess what? THAT’S RACISM? Being called a ‘white girl’ is not racism.
The benchmark for white bigotry is this, “If we had a white entertainment channel it would be racism.” This marks you as a racist, bigot, myopic, stupid and lazy. You know, the stereotype of the white American. Because no one with brain, no one who can actually think for themselves, no one who has actually seen TV would say that Fox New, the CW, the Hallmark Channel or any of the other 600 available channels which show 99.999999% white people is the same or less than BET. That one channel, most black people I know don’t even watch.
So, you can be as pissed as you want to be, but you really just hung your ass out there repeating stuff that made no sense to anyone except other racist.