okay but when you have holocaust survivors and people who were activists during the civil rights movement supporting mike brown and then KKK members and neo nazis supporting the officer you should be able to figure out which side is the right one.
3. Stop saying “This can’t be happening in America.”
I understand the impulse, I really do. But that impulse only comes to those who are insulated and isolated from how America treats poor people and people of color every day. Langston Hughes wrote “America never was America to me” in 1935. If you didn’t quite understand that poem in your junior high or high-school lit classes, read it again, while you think about what’s happening in Ferguson. Let it sink in.
If you live in an urban environment, you’re in a position to bear witness and document inappropriate and abusive police behavior. If you see an African-American neighbor being detained by police, wait to see what happens. Get your phone out. Download the ACLU’s “Police Tape” app, and if you see something that looks off, take a video that will upload directly to their servers, in case your phone is confiscated. Whatever police may tell you, this is your legal right.
7. Educate yourself about the systematic inequality that leads to civil unrest.
The St. Louis American ran a powerful editorial today that fleshes out the history of Ferguson. When you finish reading that, go somewhere quiet for a bit and settle down with Ta-Nehisi Coates’s “The Case for Reparations.” Don’t stop there.
If you don’t have any African-American friends, you might want to think about why that is.
10. Okay, go ahead and tweet.
And Facebook. Tumblr. Instagram. Vine. Amplify the voices of people on the ground, and help counteract the damaging narratives being propagated by some mainstream media organizations. It’s the very least we can do.
*Ugly white dude voice* Taylor swift is so obsessive and crazy about the people she dates i’d never date her lol! Bro can you turn up the eminem song? This is the one about him murdering his wife it’s my favorite lol
"I can’t accept that. I can’t accept that there was only one black woman in the entire film, who delivered one line and who we never saw again. I can’t accept that the bad guys were Asian and that although in China, Lucy’s roommate says, “I mean, who speaks Chinese? I don’t speak Chinese!” I can’t accept that in Hercules, which I also saw this weekend, there were no people of color except for Dwayne Johnson himself and his mixed-race wife, whose skin was almost alabaster. I can’t accept that she got maybe two lines and was then murdered. I can’t accept that the “primitive tribe” in Hercules consisted of dark-haired men painted heavily, blackish green, to give their skin (head-to-toe) a darker appearance, so the audience could easily differentiate between good and bad guys by the white vs. dark skin. I can’t accept that during the previews, Exodus: Gods and Kings, a story about Moses leading the Israelite slaves out of Egypt, where not a single person of color is represented, casts Sigourney Weaver and Joel Edgerton to play Egyptians. I can’t accept that in the preview for Kingsman: The Secret Service, which takes place in London, features a cast of white boys and not a single person of Indian descent, which make up the largest non-white ethnic group in London. I can’t accept that in stories about the end of the world and the apocalypse, that somehow only white people survive. I can’t accept that while my daily life is filled with black and brown women, they are completely absent, erased, when I look at a TV or movie screen.s"
Goddess of: War and destruction, strong feminine sexuality
Name means: “to be strong and violent”
Also Known as: Nesert (Flame), Great One of Healing
Symbolism: Lioness, Cobra, Eye of Horus
Sekmet was presumably created by Ra as a weapon of destruction because his people were disobedient to him. After she unleashed her destruction, the people of Egypt feared another attack, and decided to create a ritual in order to keep her happy. There were 700 statues involved, and the Egyptian priests were meant to perform this ritual in front of a different statue every morning and every afternoon, year round. However, her origin story has been debated, and many believe that she is much older than Ra, while others insist that he is her father.
Sekmet is pictured as having the head of a lioness on a woman’s body. She is considered the crone of the trinity: Hathor, Bast, Sekhmet.
Sekmet has a terrible reputation, but many women of great power generally do. She is associated with Kundalini, which is strong feminine sexuality brought forth as psychic energy, also called “shakti” (power of the individual) which is a Hindu word derived from Sekhmet.
It is interesting to note, though, that she also stood for Healing, and her priests/priestesses were said to be the greatest healers in Egypt. Also associated as a Goddess of Love in some circles, she had the power to destroy with her flames, but was also a protector of the dead.
Sekhmet is said to be helpful nowadays to modern women to help them with protection, Banishing negativity, helping one overcome rage, an aid in depression, helping to discover courage, sexual energies and standing up for oneself.