I am not Mike Brown. I am white. I am middle class. I am female. I am small. I am not considered a threat. When police see me they see someone who looks like them. They see their mothers, their daughters, their sisters, themselves. I am not at risk of being shot by police for existing while black. I am not at risk of being shot while unarmed. I am not at risk of being shot while armed with nothing more than a BB gun. I am not at risk of being shot for reaching for my wallet. I am privileged.
But I am outraged. And if you aren’t outraged, then you aren’t paying attention. This is America in 2014. This is our reality. It’s so easy to get jaded and to ignore these atrocities, to act like this doesn’t affect us. It’s so easy to get apathetic. In the past it was the youth who protested. Where is the rage of the youth? Where is our rage?
Like I said, I am not Mike Brown. But I am outraged.
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The Compton School Board claims purchasing semi-automatic guns will protect kids. Opponents say it’s another sign of the criminalization of students of color.
This has gone on long enough.
The user changed the page for Orange is the New Black, which stars transgender woman Laverne Cox, so that, instead of saying that the series “contains the first ever women-in-prison narrative to be played by a real transgender woman,” it read, “Orange Is the New Black contains the first ever women-in-prison narrative to be played by a real man pretending to be a woman.” Whoever was behind the edit then cited an article from the conservative National Review with the headline “Laverne Cox Is Not a Woman” and the sub-headline “Facts are not subject to our feelings.”
What you should read:
- This is very important to keep in mind, especially if you want to enjoy your reading experience.
- 1: You should read Anything.
- 2: Whatever you like.
- 3: There are no rules.
- 4: There is no age limit.
- 5: You can read whatever the hell you want.
- 6: I'm not going to tell you what you SHOULD be reading.
- 7: Because that's up to you.
- 8: Pick up ANY BOOK
- 9: And please,
- 10: Enjoy the hell out of it! (Or dislike it, it's all up to you!)
Looking for ways to help amid chaos and violence, teachers from across the country are setting up makeshift classes.
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