destielvalentines:

Guess what just came in the mail!? I might have peed myself a little.

destielvalentines:

Guess what just came in the mail!? I might have peed myself a little.


We cannot forget the importance of fighting conditions, such as Florida’s “Stand your ground” law, that feed the idea that whites like Dunn can get away with fatally shooting a black youth like Jordan because he and his friends didn’t comply with their request.


We cannot forget, because something is horribly wrong when, more than a half-century after legal segregation ended, when we have a black man sitting in the Oval Office, Jim Crow-era instructions are being revived to protect black youths. These instructions have little to do with young black people being respectful to white strangers and everything to do with them being submissive to whites—with black youths giving white strangers permission to cling to fears about blackness by not being so, well, black.


And when we make black youths solely responsible for not frightening white people with their music or their style of dress or their swagger, we absolve white people of their responsibility to unlearn the stereotypes that are scaring them.


kellymeissner:

My grandmother loved this gal! R.I.P., Lady. 

kellymeissner:

My grandmother loved this gal! R.I.P., Lady.