I'M SO FRUSTRATED this person keeps debating the shooting with me and keeps bringing up Mike Brown's "history." This person believes that he charged at Wilson, and I don't know how to refute that specific claim... btw-thank you so much for this blog♡
1. All eyewitnesses agree that Mike Brown did not charge at Darren Wilson:
2. Bring up Darren Wilson’s history:
Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part II)
The St Louis County Council meeting was a fiery afar, as residents from across the county demanded Darren Wilson’s arrest, answers for Mike Brown’s death, and expressed frustration at their own police force being turned on them like they were enemies of the state. #staywoke #farfromover
STOP SCROLLING!! THIS IS IMPORTANT!!
Today (sept 16) is a BIG day in the movement to end child sex trafficking. Today is a national day of giving called EVERYONE’S KIDS EVERYONE GIVES.
It is estimated that approximately 100,000 children are victims of commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) each year in the US alone - but not many people know this because this pervasive crime is widely overlooked or not considered a significant problem in our society. Many people think that children who are exploited have chosen to live this way - this is simply NOT true. No child chooses to be exploited.
Here are some other facts about CSEC:
- Children as young as 12 years old are trafficked for sexual exploitation.
- Most states’ laws allow children to be arrested for prostitution, even children below the legal age of consent.
- There are fewer than 250 shelter beds for commercially sexually exploited children in the US.
- Up to 50% of commercially sexually exploited children are boys.
Today, hundreds of nonprofits are banding together to stand up for the freedom of children everywhere by asking for donations - any amount helps.
Here are a couple of organizations participating today with links to sites where you can donate:
But today is not just about raising money - it’s about raising awareness.
It it is not possible for you to donate, PLEASE reblog this to raise awareness of this horrible crime. If just one person learns the truth about CSEC today, we’ve already made progress.
Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part IV)
And now for the side show… the STL County Council/police fail at being empathetic, and tone deaf white people are tone deaf (and white). #staywoke #farfromover
This is one of the most insulting things that I have ever seen, it makes me so mad I actually want to cry. I can’t believe magazines think that they can just dip a woman in brown paint, give her clothes from my culture to put on for a couple hours and then have audacity to call her an “African Queen”. Growing up I heard every joke about Africans and saw the negative stereotypes portrayed by the media that tried to make me feel so bad about where I come from. Yet Ive noticed when fashion magazine want to do spreads portraying poise and exoticness they often turn to Africa ( and many other foreign continents/nations) proving time and again that Africa is more than the negative images you see in the media) but this time, to try and take parts of my beautiful culture just to have white women play the role of an “African Queen” proves that beauty cannot be seen in our countries/cultures unless it is represented by White people.
ARE THEY REALLY TRYING TO EXCUSE STRAIGHT UP BLACKFACE OH MY GOD
The world does NOT revolve around you
We do NOT do our hair for you
We do NOT do our nails for you
We do NOT put on makeup for you
And we certainly do NOT dress up for you
WE do it for OURSELVES, you self absorbed assholes.
We do it to make OURSELVES feel good about our appearance and any guy who shames a girl for how she looks, dressed, hair, make-up and nails is a shallow person. The inside is what counts, so get your head out of your ass because we do NOT live to please YOU!