Just my dog on a Sunday. Enjoy your day. 😌
Just me putting the finishing touch on my outfit for thanksgiving with the in-laws #HappyThanksgiving
@DraftKings That gross ass sweet potato casserole with marshmallows on it. Whatever happened to candied f’n yams?!?
@RollingStone Reality stepping up its attack on parody. I don’t see how parody survives this onslaught.
Notice how leading Democrats have spent more time decrying “defund the police” than raising alarm around the fact that there is active collaboration happening between police agencies & far right white supremacist groups. They can’t do that & be serious about investigating Jan 6//
The USA is a white settler state like apartheid S Africa. The only difference is white settlers here displaced most of the Indigenous population & engineered a white settler majority. The government & legal system they established has always been racist in its construct.
Colonialism placed these shackles on us & we’re discussing how to operate while wearing the shackles instead of questioning the presence of the shackles in the first place.
Reminder that it was the legal system that overturned voting rights. So again, what are we talking about here? Why are we required to accept as a premise that the legal system is a valid arbiter of justice? Based on what exactly?
The same folks who argue that “the law” is why we must acquit a white teen are the same ones who argue that same “law” is why Trayvon Martin deserved to die. We can’t keep engaging them in this false framing as though there’s some objective system of justice here. There’s not.
We just witnessed a system built on white supremacy validate the terroristic acts of a white supremacist.
This only further validates the need to abolish our current system. White supremacy cannot be reformed.
Kyle Rittenhouse not only was not held accountable by the jury, he becomes a right wing hero like the ridiculous McCloskeys in St. Louis. Even worse, the next white vigilante will be encouraged to pick up his rifle and go looking for someone to shoot and the chance to be a hero.
Telling Black people “don’t’ get fired” tweeting about an immoral, repugnant system we are are fighting to reform is an act in furtherance of acknowledging that we must bow down to that same system in submission. Just no
Well, that sucked, having to explain the verdict to my kid.
Even though I clearly told him what *would* happen, he still didn't believe me, thinking that I was "underestimating" the jury.
I wasn't. :(. Sadly, part of growing up Black is learning to never underestimate white folks
anyone who has spent 5 minutes in the US or read a history book knows why the shooter got off -- and that the judge and jury just sentenced us all to more of this
“Today’s verdict means there is no accountability for the person who murdered our son. It sends the unacceptable message that armed civilians can show up in any town, incite violence, and then use the danger they have created to justify shooting people.” -family of Anthony Huber
Get ready for 1,533 assholes to bring assault rifles to every protest they hear about and try to put themselves in a position to be "scared".
The judge. The jury. The defendant.
It’s white supremacy in action.
This system isn’t built to hold white supremacists accountable. It’s why Black and brown folks are brutalized and put in cages while white supremacist murderers walk free.
I’m hurt. I’m angry. I’m heartbroken.
They have no way forward except to violently institute a new apartheid system in the USA which is what they’re attempting to do via the coordinated assaults on elections & school curricula & deputizing white ppl to kill at will as they’ve done in the past.
This country is irredeemable. Fuck Kyle rittenhouse. Fuck Judge Schroeder. Fuck that jury. And fuck you too if you if you still have any faith in our judicial system.
People like Zac Stacy deserve the worst of everything and I have no sympathy for people like him. Any man who does that to a woman is the lowest level of human scum. What a coward.
Translation: my fuckery would’ve gone mostly unnoticed if I didn’t allow the entire nation to watch me try to personally tank the prosecution. 🤷🏻♂️ twitter.com/patriottakes/s…
This is laughable. They’ll rig the maps to make it even more difficult for us to win, and if that fails they’ll just refuse to accept results that aren’t in their favor. You can’t “out-organize” corruption. Democrats haven’t even begun to mount a defense yet. twitter.com/RadioFreeTom/s…
@mehdirhasan The shameless ones are the news organizations who still allow him airtime. There are no decent republicans. Not a single one.
@Phil_Lewis_ What will be more enraging: his unjust acquittal, or the next Republican governor granting him a pardon? There is no way this piece of shit spends the rest of his miserable life in prison.
Said this before but you can only understand craziness surrounding “critical race theory” etc. if you understand how absolutely committed so many white people are to a narrative of white racial goodness, from beginning to end. Challenges to that narrative are deeply unsettling.
I keep thinking about this Stokely Carmichael quote: “If a white man wants to lynch me, that's his problem. If he's got the power to lynch me, that's my problem. Racism is not a question of attitude; it's a question of power.”
The Nazis seized my great-grandfather Jacob Intrator's clothing factory in Berlin, and transformed it into a factory for the yellow star. He fled Germany penniless, and died immediately thereafter. My grandparents were split up, and with my dad, sent, broke, into permanent exile. twitter.com/chadloder/stat…