that awkward moment when your collegetown is on your dash with popular tumblr notes because of riots. I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT HAS NEVER OCCURED BEFORE AND IT IS NOT AN ACCURATE REPRESENTATION OF KEENE, NOR THE COLLEGE. I SPENT 4 YEARS THERE, VISIT FREQUENTLY, AND IT HAS A VERY SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART.
twistedanewmusical asked: Maybe instead of focusing on riots that you weren't even at, you could focus on the good that my school is doing. Majority of us weren't rioting. And hundreds of students woke up at 10AM to clean up the huge mess on campus and off where the riots occured. That is what people should be focusing on. Not the riots. The media just took the entire thing way out of hand and your posts about the riots are fueling to that fire the media started.
So you missed the ENTIRE point of my posts… but to bring it back, the critique is that black people get labeled as animals/thugs/looters, and white college student get labeled as revelers. If the media focused on the good work and peaceful protests happening in Ferguson after Mike Brown’s death, we would be having a different conversation. Black people were cleaning up the morning after the QuikTrip was burned in Ferguson, and yet that story wasn’t told AT ALL on the news. Now every headline I see about Pumpkin Fest is how you all are cleaning after you trashed the town. THIS is the point. White privilege will always find a way to paint you as the misguided youth or hero of the story. Racism will always paint black folks as subhuman or the villian. Check yourself and take a seat.
(PoliticusUSA) Dozens of people were arrested and police used tear gas and pepper spray to disperse a rioting crowd after a riot broke out in the aftermath of the Keene Pumpkin Festival in Keene, New Hampshire. While the story was reported by national news outlets, the amount of violence and property damage that occurred Saturday afternoon and evening was not sensationalized anywhere near the same manner the Ferguson protests were. USA Today and CNN had rather vanilla headlines with the story. Meanwhile, Fox News buried the story on their main page and MSNBC didn’t even have the story featured on their front page.
Worse, the Keene rioters are generally not described as rioters,but rather “rowdy” students or “drunken revelers.” Further, the people of Keene are being portrayed as the victims of the riot, while the citizens of Ferguson are portrayed as the perpetrators.
There will be no jokes about food stamps or welfare, because the perpetrators are white and that’s not the stereotype. No one will call the Keene rioters “thugs” or suggest the police should have shot them all. No one will point to the scourge of white on white crime. No one will accuse all white parents of not knowing how to raise law-abiding kids.
The difference between the coverage of Ferguson and Keene is the difference between black and white. When someone tells you “it’s not about race,” know they’re wrong.
socialjusticekoolaid asked: Lol, you know there were two seperate white riots yesterday, one over some pumpkins, the other over football. Wonder if we'll have a conversation about white-on-white crime now?
The white community needs to get themselves together. They need to stop running around burning cars and looting stores. They should be grateful people of color even helped them survive here cause I’d prefer they’d be ship back to Europe if they want to act like this. I blame Macklemore.
well he really should have worn more protective clothing if he didn’t want that to happen
sounds to me like he was asking for it
Are we really sure he was actually shot and decapitated? Idk, sounds like something he would’ve made up. Guys make false decapitation accusations all the time, you know.
If he didn’t want to be decapitated, he shouldn’t have worn a shirt that showed off his neck
I mean, not all woman decapitate people. I’m not like that.
i didn’t know which one is worse, the raping + blackmailing or shooting him 10x + beheading. I lost it
Palestinian writer Linah Alsaafin has written a lot about the negative effect of the NGO industry on Palestine. They send these white savior types who think they’re helping Palestinians, teach children in schools and building houses or what the fuck ever. But all they’re doing is getting in the way. And then you have the “activists” they send doing shit like palestinder.
This is fucking degrading. Nobody asked them to go on grindr or tinder and seek out racist abuse to post on tumblr. They crossed Israeli border crossings, legitimizing zionist control over Palestine, for this “social experiment”? These are the people that are allowed to enter Palestine, while the indigenous population is blocked? This is what they do with that privilege? Do any of you understand how fucked up that is?
I’m so fucking livid right now. The lack of respect is unfathomable.
Gisella Perl was forced to work as a doctor in Auschwitz concentration camp during the holocaust.
She was ordered to report every pregnant women to the physician Dr. Josef Mengele, who would then use the women for cruel experiments (e.g. vivisections) before killing them.
She saved hundreds of women by performing abortions on them before their pregnancies were discovered, without having access to basic medical supplies. She became known as the “Angel of Auschwitz.”
After being rescued from Bergen-Belsen concentration camp she tried to commit suicide, but survived, recovered and kept working as a gynecologist, delivering more than 3000 babies.
I want to nail this to the forehead of every anti-abortionist who uses the word “Holocaust” when talking about legal abortions.