Last words of Kimani Gray, 16, shot 11 times by police after witnesses say Kimani adjusted his waistband. 
3/9/2013 Last words of Kendrec McDade, 19, an unarmed college student shot by police for clutching his waistband as he ran down the street. 
3/24/2012 Last words of John Crawford, 22, shot by police as he held a toy gun in Wal-Mart. 
8/5/14 Last words of Oscar Grant III, 22, shot after being detained by police, despite being unarmed. 
1/1/2009 Last words of Michael Brown, 18, shot by police after holding his hands up and declaring that he was unarmed. 
8/9/2014

conniecann:

Last words of unarmed black youth gunned down by law enforcement. 

"There are reasons why white gun’s rights activists can walk into a Chipotle restaurant with assault rifles and be seen as gauche nuisances while unarmed black men are killed for reaching for their wallets or cell phones, or carrying children’s toys. Guns aren’t for black people, either.”

from America is Not For Black People

if you live your whole life and then die without making a purposeful choice to become a white ally then American racism becomes your legacy.

from Becoming a White Ally to Black People in the Aftermath of the Michael Brown Murder

I’ve told the kids in the ghettos that violence won’t solve their problems, but then they ask me, and rightly so; “Why does the government use massive doses of violence to bring about the change it wants in the world?” After this I knew that I could no longer speak against the violence in the ghettos without also speaking against the violence of my government
- Martin Luther King Jr. (via loveinfamine)

thesickestjokes:

People will stop showing you pictures of their kids if you whisper “oh fuck yea” under your breath when you look at their photos.

Because there are some people who touch you as if you are

beautiful, and at times that is the most unbearable thing that you can feel. And there are some people who

are so much that you can’t look at them without feeling as if every nerve is pushing out of your body to try to

touch his synapses, and you can’t tell if your body is betraying your heart or your heart is betraying your

skin.