A cop may have put a pregnant woman in a chokehold during a struggle in Brooklyn

atane:

artisfreed0m:

titspirationall:

atane:

So the NYPD is at it again. This time they have choked a 7 month pregnant Black woman. Her offense? She was grilling in front of her house. This is over a damn grill.

Right on cue, people are already talking about the NYPD needing sensitivity training etc. They don’t get it. This is what the NYPD does. It’s not about a lack of training. They are looking for any reason to inflict fear and escalate a situation so they can use as much force as possible. I don’t know how many more incidents need to happen to make it click in their heads that the police is terrorizing Black communities. How much more ridiculous do these situations need to get? You tell me what warrants choking a pregnant woman for grilling in front of her house. Damn whether that is not allowed or not. You know what you do in that situation as a cop? You give her a citation or a fine. Not the NYPD, they choke and assault pregnant Black women.

This makes me think of the post that was going around a little while ago that said that kids should be taught to hate the cops because even a “good cop” does horrible things as “part of the job.” As Atane said, this is what they do! They intimidate, harass, escalate, and assault. that is what the police do. all day long.

I believe and agree that we are falling into a police state. I’ve seen the recent videos of chokeholds. Before I say more I would like to mention that in the NYPD the supervisors are the ones with tasers, not normal officers. That being said, when someone is violently resisting arrest they use hands. They don’t have other non-lethal force besides their hands and a nightstick, at least to my knowledge, that they can use. If you know that you are innocent then let lawyers do the talking for you because, as everyone knows, what you say will be held against you. And any fighting with an officer will cause suspicion. I mean, that’s just common sense. I’m by no means saying that what they did was right, and they broke police code as well. The cops should very well be punished for this. But to say that all cops are bad is extremely biased. Just as biased as making racial slurs. Cops are humans too, and will provide help if deserved. No one wants to help an asshole in any instance. So until they start barging into homes without warrants, indefinitely detaining you, not provide a lawyer, shooting and killing an innocent person, then hate them as a person. Not all cops will do these things. Believe it or not some cops actually want to uphold the law in the way it was supposed to be.

Will we ever get to a point when someone doesn’t chime in to say “not all cops”? The system is corrupt. Individual “good cops” are irrelevant. They are part of a system. Being a good cop doesn’t negate arrests and citations based on quotas, stop and frisk (don’t kid yourself about it being over), “broken windows” policies, Rockefeller drug laws etc. Good cops enforce those things everyday. The system is broken (or rather working as intended) and it targets Black people specifically. This is a systemic problem. White bankers aren’t being choked out in public for minor infractions. Black people are. Stop and frisk was literally the NYPD violating the rights of Black people on the street. Stop talking about good cops.

Ask yourself what’s constructive about anything you said. When people are subjected to systematic brutality, there are always those who chime in to say “not all”, as if that’s in anyway meaningful. Go and tell Eric Garner about good cops. They all watched him die on a sidewalk when one of their colleagues illegally choked him and they all pounced on him and slammed his head on the sidewalk. Where were the good officers to stop officer Pantaleo? Also, good cops are relative. They might be wonderful in your community, but they are terrors in another.

As a word of advice, when people are highlighting injustice and victimization, it’s not a cue for you to tell people that “not all” of the group that brutalizes them are bad. Would you go to a women’s rape crisis center to say that not all men rape? Do you have to do that? It’s an assholish thing to do. Maybe you don’t know that. Consider this me telling you that it’s an asshole move. Are you an asshole? If not, then stop acting like one by injecting the tired and unnecessary “not all” commentary. No one cares about “not all” in a system that is brutal and oppressive.

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Aminata, School exam work, Gaye Njorro School of Hairdressing and Beauty Cosmetology, the Gambia. Photo Valeria Herklotz.

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Oooohh… I love Budha/Hindu/Chinese heavily influenced scene of battle just like images above by Fenghua Zhong.

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imanilin:

*spiral buns*
those are bantu knots

“Naturally Curly”

stop yt people 2k14

She did a simple knot-out and used all this alien language smh

These are pin curls? They were super popular in like the early to mid twentieth century in America.

No, these are pin curls.

These are bantu knots, which originated in West Africa.

Pin curls do not involve twisting the hair before you pin it on your head, bantu knots do.

rachelreinard:

anukii:

dynastylnoire:

4capproved:

imanilin:

*spiral buns*

those are bantu knots

“Naturally Curly”

stop yt people 2k14

She did a simple knot-out and used all this alien language smh

These are pin curls? They were super popular in like the early to mid twentieth century in America.

No, these are pin curls.

These are bantu knots, which originated in West Africa.

Pin curls do not involve twisting the hair before you pin it on your head, bantu knots do.

That’s a 100% proven fact, sir. [x]

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youngblackandvegan:

black excellence

No, human excellence.

Let’s talk about set theory! In mathematical logic, we have a subfield called “set theory” where we study how items are collected into groups.
Providing a sort of logical bedrock, set theory informs foundational mathematics and computer science, among other fields, and continues to be a topic of mathematical research.
Sound too esoteric? Okay, you’re familiar with Venn diagrams, right? Venn diagrams are an example of basic set theory.

And you know how all squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares? There we go, more set theory.
So, Black people are group within the larger group humans, i.e. all Black people are humans, BUT not all humans are Black people.
As you can see in the photograph above, Keven Stonewall, the Chicago teen who may cure colon cancer, is Black. Keven Stonewall’s membership in other groups such as humans, Chicagoans and teenagers occurs simultaneously; consider “Chicago teen.”
Why do we say “square” when we could say “rectangle”? Because “square” conveys useful information, including “rectangle”—as well as a refinement.
When we say Keven Stonewall is an example of Black excellence, we mean Keven Stonewall is an example of Black excellence.

yungmethuselah:

ikazed:

youngblackandvegan:

black excellence

No, human excellence.

Let’s talk about set theory! In mathematical logic, we have a subfield called “set theory” where we study how items are collected into groups.

Providing a sort of logical bedrock, set theory informs foundational mathematics and computer science, among other fields, and continues to be a topic of mathematical research.

Sound too esoteric? Okay, you’re familiar with Venn diagrams, right? Venn diagrams are an example of basic set theory.

image

And you know how all squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares? There we go, more set theory.

So, Black people are group within the larger group humans, i.e. all Black people are humans, BUT not all humans are Black people.

As you can see in the photograph above, Keven Stonewall, the Chicago teen who may cure colon cancer, is Black. Keven Stonewall’s membership in other groups such as humans, Chicagoans and teenagers occurs simultaneously; consider “Chicago teen.”

Why do we say “square” when we could say “rectangle”? Because “square” conveys useful information, including “rectangle”—as well as a refinement.

When we say Keven Stonewall is an example of Black excellence, we mean Keven Stonewall is an example of Black excellence.

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bllonde:

Dear tampon and pad companies:

Please make your items quieter to open.

Sincerely,

The whole restaurant/household/bathroom now knows I am on my period, thank you.

I just thought my flat-mates were eating crisps in the loo. 

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