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redphilistine:

After a night in which Israel killed at least 60 Palestinians in the Shuja’iya neighborhood of Gaza City — the number will rise as more bodies are recovered — the Israeli army sends taunting text messages to Gaza’s residents. These monsters don’t even have the decency to use correct grammar. [link]

21 things you can't do while black | Mother Jones

so-treu:

inothernews:

This is Michael Dunn, presumably confused as to how he just got away with murder.  
Dunn, who repeatedly fired his gun at a vehicle in which 17-year-old Jordan Davis was killed, claimed to have been threatened with a shotgun.  Police never found a shotgun; no witnesses reported seeing one.  Though one thing is clear: Dunn told the kids to stop playing their “thug music” loudly, and later decided the best way to end the resulting dispute was by firing a gun at Davis’s car ten times — even as it pulled away.
Dunn invoked Florida’s well-used-by-threatened-people-who-aren’t-black “Stand Your Ground” defense.  While the jury was deadlocked on the murder charge — for Davis’s killing — they found him guilty in the attempted murder of the three other teens in the car and he now faces up to 60 years in prison.
But still, bottom line is a white man got away with killing a black teen in Florida.  And shit isn’t ever going to change in the Sunshine State.
(Pool photo: Bob Mack via the New York Times)

stop using the words “white privilege” when talking about this case THIS SHIT IS WHITE SUPREMACY. PLAIN AND FUCKING SIMPLE.
A WHITE MAN SHOT A BLACK KID BECAUSE THE BLACK KID DIDN’T SHOW ENOUGH DEFERENCE TO HIM. THIS IS RACIST VIGILANTISM. THIS IS THE MAINTAINING OF JIM CROW ETIQUETTE. THIS IS THE RESULT OF A “JUSTICE” SYSTEM BASED ON LAWS THAT AT FIRST DIDN’T RECOGNIZE BLACK PEOPLE AND HUMAN BEINGS AND THEN ONLY RECOGNIZED THEM AS SUCH WHEN THEY COMMITTED A CRIME. THIS IS WHITE SUPREMACY. THIS IS ANTIBLACKNESS.
CALL IT WHAT THE FUCK IT IS.

A-FUCKING-MEN
jesuisperdu:

philip guston
1977
Anonymous:
What does it take to make it in the industry?

d-pi:

aleskot:

I presume you mean the comics industry. It depends entirely on what your definition of making it is. I want to make comics (and other media) I want to see in the world and make millions of dollars doing it. Simple. So what I did and what I am doing is I focus on making the work I want to see in the world. I focus on learning from those whose works I admire. I focus on being kind. I focus on loving myself and on improving my belief systems so they don’t hold me back. I keep healthy. I move between order and chaos as I see fit in order to be balanced. What does it take to be a good human being? That’s the question I ask myself often. What does it take to make it doing what I want the way I want to do it? It takes imagination so I can imagine where I want to go. It takes belief so I can believe in what I imagine. It takes will so I move in that direction by creating acts that support it. And it takes kindness because kindness is love and without love all of the above means nothing.

This is very true, ales. But you, baby, you can’t ignore the systems in place, I’ve watched you move ahead and I am so happy for you, but there are many people who, despite their drive, outlook and qualifications, are not making headway. That’s embedded in the system. You look like a champion. And I’m glad to see you succeed, but there are people to whom these rules don’t apply. These rules don’t even apply for me!
Regardless we gotta shoot for the sky.
I love you brother.

Comics, diversity

d-pi:

How can you say that comics is leading the way in diversity, when since my book, Prince of Cats came out- has there been one black artist/writer who has put out anything from marvel, DC, image… Dark horse? (Sanford greene?) And what about black women? The March, Harlem Hellfighters written by…

"Well John, if they are not going to make a distinction between Muslims and violent extremists, why should I take the time to distinguish between decent fearful white people and racists?"

Aasif Mandvi on The Daily Show (via nezua)

you really CAN. NOT. argue with that.

(via danny-d-danger)