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In Ferguson Missouri 54 percent of the Black population, and 55 percent of the White population, showed up at the poles to vote in 2012’s general election. Contrast that with only a 6 percent Black voter turnout (versus 17 percent White voter turnout) for the local school board, city council and mayoral elections…why the significant difference?

Ferguson, unlike many cities, does not hold it’s municipal elections on the same day in November as the general elections. While not unique, that, by design, yields decidedly lopsided results. Ferguson’s important local elections are held on odd numbered years in April. That scheduling tactic is a virtual guarantee for lower voter turnout, which favors Republicans.

Ferguson also holds nonpartisan elections, where party labels do not appear on the ballot, and that has been shown to reduce both what citizens know about candidates as well as their likelihood of voting. And the consequences are worse for residents with less education and less income.

Why are Ferguson’s police, school board members and elected officials overwhelmingly White when the city itself is two-thirds Black? QTNA (via odinsblog)

I’ve told the kids in the ghettos that violence won’t solve their problems, but then they ask me, and rightly so; “Why does the government use massive doses of violence to bring about the change it wants in the world?” After this I knew that I could no longer speak against the violence in the ghettos without also speaking against the violence of my government

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (via loveinfamine)

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teamalphari:

don’t believe any boy who says “i’m not like other guys” unless he has snow-white hair, glowin green eyes and can walk through walls, disappear and fly 

majiinboo:

  • Do not forget Michael Brown
  • Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
  • Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
  • Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
  • Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $200,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
  • Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
  • Do not forget Ferguson 

superblys:

i still can’t believe peter quill saved the galaxy with footloose and friendship

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pondscum-n-bubblegum:

ways to pronounce potato

dennys:

  • Potato
  • Potahto
  • Potayto
  • Potaito
  • Potatatatato
  • Popotatato
  • Potayyyyto
  • Potayediggstho
  • Potattoo
  • Potutu
  • Tater
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  • Potattedto
  • Poratatattat
  • Pootaterto
  • Playdough
  • Poughkeepsie
  • Partisan
  • Party 
  • Tomato

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r-u-thunderstorms:

The Cloisters at Gloucester Cathedral

THIS IS THE BEST VERSION OF PHOTOGRAPHS INTEGRATING PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE SAME PLACE THAT HAS EVER EXISTED