To be clear: this is not just an issue of police brutality
This is specifically an issue of police brutality against black people
Mike Brown was shot simply for being black. Most of the protesters were black. Most of the journalists who were arrested were also black (or at least nonwhites)
This is pretty much entirely about race and if you ignore that you’re missing the point entirely
guys this super cute black girl came in my store with big, beautiful, natural hair and she was showing off her new red dress and i told her “you look so beautiful, just like annie!” and she and her mom didn’t know about the new movie coming out so i showed her the trailer and she said “mommy she looks just like me!” and her smile was so fucking huge
don’t tell me representation isn’t important
I remember reading they only let White reporters in at some point which is obvious from this vine.
I don’t trust people who don’t have any sort of reaction to whatever is going in Ferguson/what has been happening in Palestine for the past couple of months/Pakistan/Afghanistan/etc. etc. like there is one thing to be a political commentator and write articles etc. you need to know your stuff but it’s another thing to just simply show your sympathy/support.