Dead Tired. #35weeks 💙
There is no argument that can be made to justify the killing of Renisha McBride as Whites ride under the protection of the obliviousness created by White privilege and a justice system that exists to uphold White supremacy, not fairness and certainly not justice.
I have been accosted by drunk White men and recently had my privacy invaded at home by a random White woman, which I wrote about here: Unlike Renisha McBride, A White Woman Came To My Door (Not Even For Help) And Lived Another Day. I did not murder any of them. Whites have spit on my life since childhood and I have not taken a life and most certainly not for someone knocking on my door. Yet Whites I’ve seen who seem to cheer her death have the audacity to attempt righteous indignation about her toxicology report released to the media for mass use even as “54 year old homeowner” has replaced this man’s name? Whites are really trying to have righteous indignation regarding alcohol? Do they know what they are like when drunk? Do they know the chaos they cause? Do they know the hell of dealing with them in a corporate workspace, college campus, restaurant or neighborhood when drunk? The entitlement and White privilege plus lack of inhibition? The hell that causes people.
A murder victim is being treated as a criminal. Still no charges filed and she’s already been buried. Yet the smear campaign against her continues and the quasi-anonymity for the killer continues. In a White supremacist society, Black victims are treated like criminals and Black criminals are treated like animals.
And since a part of White supremacy includes the toddler-like nature that many Whites approach race with, all of your derailment and excuses are covered here so no need to add them to my post: I don’t care if “all” Whites are not like this; no I am not the “real” racist; no, Black people aren’t racist towards you; no, racism isn’t just insults; no, this incident is not isolated; no, this is not about drones or President Obama—mentioned as a way for you to erase what has happened here; no this is not about the White supremacist label “Black on Black” crime that you think Black people are “happy” about, when most crime is intraracial (including “White on White” crime) and Black people who harm Whites pay heavily when Whites who harm Black people do not; and no, this is not about some “generic” issue where “anyone” is capable of doing badly. Race cannot be erased from a history that used our blood as its ink for its story.
I am tired of even having to write a disclaimer on my posts because your White supremacist petulance includes a lack of critical thinking, lack of boundaries, repetition of easily refuted derailment and a lack of self-control. I am…tired. I cannot even have a conversation on something like this—which is so stressful already—without having to address bigots every step of the way. Fuck you for this.
Anyway, some important information/links:
- Vigil: In Detroit, Saturday, 11/16/13, 4:00pm
- Demand Justice: Dearborn Heights Police Dept - (313) 277-6770
- Petition: Color of Change - Demand justice for Renisha McBride
- Petition: MoveOn - Treat Wayne Co. Prosecutors Office: Treat Renisha McBride’s death as a crime
- Petition: US Human Rights Network - Petition to bring Renisha McBride’s killer to justice
- Justice For Renisha McBride on Facebook
- Democracy Now: with dream hampton discussing the case
- Voices of Detroit: independent paper with story on the case
All of my posts on this are tagged under her name: Renisha McBride
Why do they continue to slander the characters of died people? No one deserves to be shot in the face, unless it’s your enemy.
Last night was a very painful night. After a successful “sexy time” I had intense Braxton hicks until I feel asleep. It was completely tiresome. Does this happen to anyone after having sex? Keep in mind I’m 34 weeks pregnant.
People being angry about ~dem gays~ on Target’s Facebook.
I just want to give my two cents on this and tell you a story.
A couple weeks ago, I was hired at Target. I have a job at Target. Not a big deal right?
It is a big deal because i’m a transman.
It doesn’t take a genius to conclude that it’s hard for me, my brothers, and sisters to get a job. There are legal restraints regarding the job and if you don’t pass, it’s hard to be taken seriously at a job interview.
Right on the application, it asks what your preferred name is. It also asks if there is anything that target should know. I put the fact that I am a transman, expecting not to get a call because usually when you put that down, people will throw out the application. I got TWO interviews.
At the interview, they asked me about it. I told them I am on hormones and they told me that they didn’t care. Not in the sense that they don’t emotionally care, but that it didn’t matter. I was male and that’s all that mattered. They also told me that they give sex same couples benefits in states that do not recognize them as a married couple.
At my job orientation, I was not misgendered once. Even my supervisors who weren’t sure of my gender avoided pronoun use, which I found only happens when you’ve had pronoun training. They gave me a name tag with my preferred name and didn’t ask questions. I felt safe and respected, which is huge for a trans* person.
TLDR: Target is amazing not just for the LGB, but also the T. Shop there for the rest of your life.
Whelp, I’m buying everything from Target.
This makes me happy.
four for you target you go target
Excuse me… What.
what the actual fuck
Proof you don’t have to actively hate gay people to be homophobic. To be demeaning as fuck. To see them as less than human, but just your own personal toys.
are ya’ll just gonna ignore the long ass book title that is this girl’s name?
EXCUSE ME. But what did I tell y’all about fetishes…This the same shit. -_-
White folks so great. (He said sarcastically with side eyes accordingly)
How is this even possible? Damn near 20 years later, Angela Bassett manages to not age one second. And still maintain her powers of e-nun-ciation, dahling!
I know you are truly an immortal queen, Angela, and I bow to thee.
How is your face literally the same????????
MELANIN IS WONDERFUL
She knows the secret to youth!