Conundrumville

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mohaganyblues:

alivesoul:

Eleanor Bumpurs
Eleanor Bumpurs was one of the first victims of Police Brutality I can remember. My family was living in the Bronx at the time near her housing projects. Her killing was the talk of the neighborhood for years. In 1984, NYPD tried to evict her because she was four months behind on her rent of $98.65, she resisted, and was summarily shot twice with a 12 gauge shotgun.
Ms. Bumpurs was failed by the city in every way imaginable. She was failed by a social services system that could have granted her rental assistance but did not. She was failed by the mental health community which should have treated her mental illness properly but did not. And she was failed by a police force that was well aware of her conditions, knew she was a senior citizen and chose to barge into her apartment with a shotgun and riot shields.
No one was convicted of killing Ms. Bumpurs. A few people lost jobs but by the time Rudolph Giuliani took office as mayor her death was a distant memory.
I’ve been thinking about Ms. Bumpurs a great deal the last few days.
I wonder what her family thinks about the events of the day. I wonder what they would say about the killing of young black men and women like Trayvon Martin, Renisha McBride, Ramarley Graham, Sean Bell, Mike Brown, Eric Garner and so many others. I cannot say for sure, but if I had a guess, it would be that not much has changed since the murder of Ms. Bumpurs…not much at all.
RIP Ms. Eleanor Bumpers

Smh

mohaganyblues:

alivesoul:

Eleanor Bumpurs

Eleanor Bumpurs was one of the first victims of Police Brutality I can remember. My family was living in the Bronx at the time near her housing projects. Her killing was the talk of the neighborhood for years. In 1984, NYPD tried to evict her because she was four months behind on her rent of $98.65, she resisted, and was summarily shot twice with a 12 gauge shotgun.

Ms. Bumpurs was failed by the city in every way imaginable. She was failed by a social services system that could have granted her rental assistance but did not. She was failed by the mental health community which should have treated her mental illness properly but did not. And she was failed by a police force that was well aware of her conditions, knew she was a senior citizen and chose to barge into her apartment with a shotgun and riot shields.

No one was convicted of killing Ms. Bumpurs. A few people lost jobs but by the time Rudolph Giuliani took office as mayor her death was a distant memory.

I’ve been thinking about Ms. Bumpurs a great deal the last few days.

I wonder what her family thinks about the events of the day. I wonder what they would say about the killing of young black men and women like Trayvon Martin, Renisha McBride, Ramarley Graham, Sean Bell, Mike Brown, Eric Garner and so many others. I cannot say for sure, but if I had a guess, it would be that not much has changed since the murder of Ms. Bumpurs…not much at all.

RIP Ms. Eleanor Bumpers

Smh

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interstellarmage:

assigned… at birth? holy shit, that assignment must be so overdue, i hope this gender doesn’t effect my GPA

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ethiopienne:

on today’s episode of me having feelings, a series of tweets about “anti-rape nail polish.”

YessssssHow about anti-rape chains that prevent dudes from leaving their housesLike a wallet chain but the belt loop is the house and the wallet the dudeMoney please

ethiopienne:

on today’s episode of me having feelings, a series of tweets about “anti-rape nail polish.”

Yessssss

How about anti-rape chains that prevent dudes from leaving their houses

Like a wallet chain but the belt loop is the house and the wallet the dude

Money please

(via queerandpresentdanger)

timelessaudrey:

Audrey, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, Lido nightclub,1956


Oh man bacall did you just this moment realize you are no longer in love?

timelessaudrey:

Audrey, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, Lido nightclub,1956

Oh man bacall did you just this moment realize you are no longer in love?

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Anonymous asked: Ok, I, a white girl, was gonna dress up as Nick Fury for Halloween. I wasn't going to do blackface or anything stupid like that, but I am being required to participate in a superhero theme and I didn't want to wear anything skintight. So, basically, do you know any other superheroes that don't have skintight costumes?

yoisthisracist:

Racists write in here mad all the time that I never really seem to get all that heated about the struggles of white people, but I have to tell you, it’s hard to be sympathetic when, for real, white people asking how they can dress up like Samuel L. Jackson is in literally the top 5 most asked concerns troubling white folks these days.

Stop trying to dress up like Sam Jackson!

Go to the party as Christopher Walken. Your impression of him is just as bad, and will make the exact same dumbo people laugh.

  • Capitalists: Capitalism is the best system because it works by the laws of nature. Darwin! Natural selection! Only the strong survive!
  • Kropotkin: Actually, Darwin pointed out that in numberless animal societies, the struggle between separate individuals for the means of existence disappears, that struggle is replaced by co-operation and how that substitution results in the development of intellectual and moral faculties which secure to the species the best conditions for survival.
  • Capitalists: No
  • Darwin: Yes