how i feel when i wear glasses vs how i feel without them. by AlliCattt

where’s her oscar because this is a full movie in 6 seconds

The FBI reports that in 2011, cops in America killed 404 suspects in acts of “justifiable homicide.” Astonishingly, though, as FiveThirtyEight reports, this number likely doesn’t include every civilian fatality that year since it relies on voluntary reporting and doesn’t include police homicides that aren’t justifiable. Still, 404 is a large number. By comparison, just six people were killed by police in Australia over the same period. Police in England and Wales killed only two people, and German police killed six. AP748818036139 AP/Charlie Riedel Gun control groups see the issue as an arms race between law enforcement and civilians. Last year, police in England did not record a single shooting fatality, with officers across the country only firing weapons on three occasions.






"Facing Race, Because…"

^^^^ How would you finish this sentence? 

Facing race because it affects every aspect of your life, even if you turn away. Because not fighting racism, is condoning and perpetuating racism.

Because I am a black woman and no matter what, everything about my existence is based off of how “woman” and “desirable” I am to cishet men and how black women usually get the short end of their stick based off of how dark they are.

"because it’s a privilege not to" is why me and my fellow white people especially need to be facing race. We’re allowed to turn away from it when no one else can and that makes it all the important to make sure we don’t.

…if I do not, it means standing by as children of color are taught to hate themselves and one another while their lives and livelihood are stolen; white children are taught that “self-love” comes at the expense of others’ lives and livelihood; and because it means my committing a certain spiritual suicide.