Also I hate that whole “eventually everybody will be mixed” narrative because it’s about the erasure/dilution of obvious markers of blackness like dark skin and kinky hair but lol
Charda Gregory abducted, humiliated, violated, restrained, scalped and tortured.
If this were reversed, with black police officers who were sworn to uphold peace and justice but instead were documented victimizing a white woman (who was already a victim), this news would have trumped the Olympics!
Truncated version: drugged at a party, abducted to a motel, wakes up during unwanted sexual violation in a motel room full of strangers, fights like hell to escape, motel employee calls the authorities, she gets arrested for destroying motel property and it just gets worst from there.
Every officer who participated in it and even those who witnessed it and did nothing should be punished but instead they just fired the woman?
No rape kit, no police report on the people inside the motel room, no investigation of her claims, no accountability for missing motel entry records, no video from the motel but she gets detained for fourteen days?
(Btw, when did your tax dollars begin purchasing Abu Ghraib type water boarding chairs?)
The video for this is unavailable but this is so disgusting, here’s a link to an article. Also tax dollars have been purchasing torture equipment in the US?
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Anonymous said: why do black people use you in the wrong context? such is "you ugly" instead of "you're ugly" I know u guys can differentiate, it's a nuisance
you a bitch
It’s called copula deletion, or zero copula. Many languages and dialects, including Ancient Greek and Russian, delete the copula (the verb to be) when the context is obvious.
So an utterance like “you a bitch” in AAVE is not an example of a misused you, but an example of a sentence that deletes the copular verb (are), which is a perfectly valid thing to do in that dialect, just as deleting an /r/ after a vowel is a perfectly valid thing to do in an upper-class British dialect.
LABOR DAY CARNIVAL PARADE - BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
Crown Heights, for the most part a lower middle-class residential area, lies on both sides of the ridge of Eastern Parkway. The section was known as Crow Hill until 1916, when Crown Street was cut through.
—New York City Guide (WPA, 1939)
Each year on Labor Day a joyful, proud, wild, raucous, swirl of dancing, music and color winds its way through my neighborhood of Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Beginning at 11am, the route follows Eastern Parkway from Schenectady Avenue to Grand Army Plaza. Organized by the West Indian American Day Carnival Association, the “Labor Day Carnival Parade” has become the largest cultural festival in the country, drawing millions of people — both participants and spectators. Some of the countries represented include Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago, among others.
In the 1920s, immigrants from Trinidad and other Caribbean islands with a carnival tradition began celebrating carnival in private indoor spaces in Harlem — like the Savoy, Renaissance and Audubon Ballrooms — due to the cold weather of February, the traditional pre-Lenten period. In the mid-1940s, Trinidadian Jesse Waddle organized a Labor Day street festival on 7th Avenue in Harlem, starting at 110th St. The parade permit for Harlem was revoked in 1964, but five years later a committee headed by Carlos Lezama, which eventually became the West Indian-American Day Carnival Association, obtained permission to parade on Eastern Parkway, where it remains today.
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