To ascribe this entirely to contempt for black men is to miss an essential variable, though—a very real, American fear of them. They—we—are inexplicably seen as a millions-strong army of potential killers, capable and cold enough that any single one could be a threat to a trained police officer in a bulletproof vest. 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.

America Is Not For Black People (via theflowershop)

blastortoise:

*white person shoots up movie theater* oh he probably maybe had a mental disorder and rough childhood, i feel bad for him we should have seen the signs and gotten him help….

*black person gets shot unarmed* oh he probably was walking around like a gangster thug, i want a full toxicology report and i’m def gonna ignore the eye witness accounts of the incident because they are all…you know…black…and probably biased and lying.

87daysbefore:

to think that this started because the boys were accused of possibly stealing candy and that is apparently worthy of having a gun pulled on them  let alone being murdered for it 

but yet when we have a bunch of white privileged teens who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of goods from celebrities after breaking into their homes,  they get glamorized in the media for it, get a fucking reality show for it, and a damn movie like what the fuck is going on 

yarrahs-life:

Im seeing all these tweets about how America has stepped back into time regarding all the issues with race.

About 4 days ago, I found my other sliver hoop earring behind my dresser.

Just bc I didn’t see it….

And….

Just bc I didn’t know it was there…. doesn’t mean, it wasn’t there.

Bc it was there, the entire time.

THE ENTIRE TIME.

Apparently, #tobeblackinamerica means they can shoot first and ask questions later.