Crazy Random Happenstance

Mid-twenties/Female/Canadian/Political Science major with a strong interest in feminism and lgbtqa issues. This blog is a menagerie of various fandom, real life and really cute animals,

odinsblog:

Racial bias in America: from higher suspension rates in preschool, to disproportionate rates of capital punishment, to everything in between, structures of authority routinely allow anti-Black racial bias to color the “facts”, and warp the narrative. And frequently (whether unintentional or otherwise) the police and the media often work together to further criminalize innocent Black victims

1Criminalizing Blackness in America

2. 14-year-old Tremaine McMillian attacked and choked by police, literally while holding a puppy…because McMillian made them “feel threatened” and gave them “dehumanizing stares

3. Author and CNN contributor keithboykin: how the AP slandered Renisha McBride even in death

4.  The Associated Press: when can skin color alone determine who is and who isn’t a looter? (hint: don’t be Black)

5. Lauren Davidson: Disturbing Study Proves That Cops View Black Children Differently 

This implicit racial bias does not magically stop at innocuous events like the VMAs, or in »Hollywood. So far, it doesn’t ever turn off. There are two Americas and racial bias is as ubiquitous as the air we breathe

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August 18, 2014

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thisiseverydayracism:

lillyloves-23:

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another reason to love mark

Funny how nearly every one of them is spewing Fox news talking points…

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notsufferingfrominsanity:

narwhalewithamustache:

twoblokesandafuckloadofcutlery:

So I accidentally started playing 25 different pop punk songs in 25 different tabs.
Beautiful mistake.

I LOVE THIS OMG

Can we stop the accident stories and just start saying “hey look what I did”

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Ferguson from my TL- August 18 (2/3)

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Ways you can help:

https://twitter.com/SheSeauxSaditty

http://afro-dykey.tumblr.com/post/95096989345/things-you-can-do-for-ferguson

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princemono:

VERIFIED FUNDRAISERS:

aforementioned #operationhelporhush: the starter’s twitterteepsring shop, amazon wishlist, paypal

and Michael Brown’s Memorial Fund

Feed the Students of Ferguson (source: starter’s twitter St. Louis Foodbank Confirmation)

i have been seeing a lot of different links for different places to donate for bail and legal fees, but i haven’t been able to find anything on whether or not the funds have actually been going towards helping out the people of ferguson so

if you know of any more please add and spread them and if in doubt remember to google first

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Soldier Missing from Fort Bragg, North Carolina

nitanahkohe:

kittymarx:

SHARE THIS FAR AND WIDE 

JULIET STRIPED WOLF IS A MEMBER OF THE ROSEBUD SIOUX TRIBE AND A US SOLDIER WHO WENT MISSING WHILE STATIONED AT FORT BRAGG, NC. SHE HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE JULY 1, 2014.  PLEASE SHARE IN THE HOPES THAT SHE MAY STILL BE FOUND. 

her mom, Janel Striped Wolf, is updating the search on FB; it should be noted that though Juliet has been missing for weeks, the police would not allow her to file a missing persons report until August 16. the Army was not working with her mother to locate Juliet either, even though Janel had reason to believe that Juliet was in a physically abusive relationship, and actually gave her false information on Juliet’s whereabouts. here’s some of Janel’s notes on her daughter’s suspicious disappearance:

Private Juliet Striped Wolf served in the 92nd unit in the Civil Affairs Co., Headquarters Co. She is an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and half of her lineage comes from First Nations, of the Blood Band of Alberta, Canada.

My daughter was under great duress leading up to the days of her last sighting. My daughter was last seen accompanied by an individual who was a threat to her, I base this on statements my daughter made to me and to the fact that this individual failed to appear in a court of law to face an assault and battery charge recently. Her commanding officer informed me of the nature of this person and felt that it was this person’s actions and behaviors that led to my daughter leaving her base apartment on July 1st.  In the course of the military’s investigation, my daughter’s roommate attested to the fact that there had been escalating behaviors toward my daughter that leads me to believe my daughter’s health and safety are compromised. Her roommate also said there were escalating phone calls and visits of a domestic violence nature and that this individual was taking all of my daughter’s money. My daughter has no criminal record, no misconduct and I was told by her commanding office that she was a “good soldier” and he was shocked that she was gone.  This brings a murky, often under reported scenario into specific relief. My contention is that if this person was a man, and he was a known criminal and was wanted on charges of a violent nature I believe the response to my concerns that my daughter was coerced to leave the base and may be under the control of this individual would be taken much more seriously. Instead, my concerns fall on deaf ears, and I have been criticized when I challenge the military and have been the recipient of comments such as “well your daughter is AWOL; there’s nothing that can be done for her.” Perhaps nothing will ever be done and she will someday haunt the online pages of missing person’s websites and databases but I am one Lakota Woman who will never give up seeking to bring attention to matters such as these. 

This pattern of providing misleading information I categorize in the following list: being told by the base on more than one occasion that my daughter was now stationed in Ft. Benning, GA was untrue, being denied the right to make a report and being told my only recourse is to file with my local police department were baseless. I went to the ASU police department and spoke to Officer Janda badge #569 the night of July 29, 2014 and was told they don’t have jurisdiction and he could not take a police report. The end result is that my daughter is still missing, and I believe in danger, and the trail that started a month ago is growing colder by the day. 

My contact information is below:

Janel Striped Wolf

jstripedwolf@gmail.com

Facebook:  Janel Striped Wolf

2926 S. Mollera

Mesa, AZ 85210

480/688-2865

she also has been writing some (heartbreaking) notes to her daughter, and asks that people share them widely in hopes that Juliet will see them, wherever she is:

Wherever you are know that mom loves you so much. I wait everyday to hear from you and I can’t understand why we haven’t heard from you. I tell myself the reason must be an important one as you know your mom loves you and accepts you, no matter what. I will advocate for you and I want you to know that the American Indian people and Indigenous people from Canada, and from around the world are concerned for your safety. We come from a spiritual place, our sacred homelands, and because of this we are spiritual people. I have heard from people all throughout our country, their voices are rising as is our collective strength. You do not come from nowhere, and we are not “no one important”; quite the contrary, as Indigenous people we are powerful because of where we come from and we are loved. Your little sister misses you so much and so do I. It doesn’t matter what has happened…know that we love you and want you to come home…I believe with all my heart that you are alive and well somewhere…if you are a friend of Juliet’s and you know where she is or have had contact from her know that you are not protecting her, you are keeping her from her greatest support, her family…If she is hurt… know that I will never stop looking for answers and will never stop trying to find her. 

Juliet—if you are reading this I am advocating for you but I am facing the great stress. There are those who are impersonating me or my daughter on other websites around the world and posting saying she is fine, and others wishing us death. She may be awol/deserter and worthy of death in your minds, but know that she is my daughter and I stand with her. I will not stop until she is found by the military, any police department or she calls me. If you have proof, and can prove it is her beyond a reasonable doubt, call me. I am an Indigenous woman who lives a quiet life, I don’t post in a mean spirit, I don’t say cruel things to people on posts or anywhere else. I do not like attention but for my daughter I will lead the way as long as I can, Juliet—I need to hear your voice, please call me, it doesn’t matter, I brought you into this world and I will stand by you, I love you, I need to hear from you. I said I will never give up and I won’t, no matter how much I hurt. 

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lennepkade:

BECAUSE IT’S SO MUCH FUN, JAN!

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badassjewishwomen:

thoughtsofablackgirl:

Hedy Epstein, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor was arrested on Monday during unrest in Ferguson Epstein, who aided Allied forces in the Nuremberg trials, was placed under arrest “for failing to disperse.” 8 others were also arrested.
"I’ve been doing this since I was a teenager. I didn’t think I would have to do it when I was ninety," Epstein told The Nation during her arrest. “We need to stand up today so that people won’t have to do this when they’re ninety.” Epstein is currently an activist and a vocal supporter of the Free Gaza Movement. 

Very few people have deserved a spot on this blog more

badassjewishwomen:

thoughtsofablackgirl:

Hedy Epstein, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor was arrested on Monday during unrest in Ferguson Epstein, who aided Allied forces in the Nuremberg trials, was placed under arrest “for failing to disperse.” 8 others were also arrested.

"I’ve been doing this since I was a teenager. I didn’t think I would have to do it when I was ninety," Epstein told The Nation during her arrest. “We need to stand up today so that people won’t have to do this when they’re ninety.” Epstein is currently an activist and a vocal supporter of the Free Gaza Movement. 

Very few people have deserved a spot on this blog more

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xainagal:

the best moment in any media involving super heroes ever

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nonstaff:

petition to make this the new loading gif

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kateordie:

havok-and-turner:

Ok but get this

Alan Cumming

Dream husband

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