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ras-al-ghul-is-dead:

A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s  wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society.  Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.  

Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:

I don’t know who any of these folks are.

They were tourists I presume.

But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.

"Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."

(Laughs.)

There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.

The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”

One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.

There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”

"One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’

I’m sick of white people!! IM FUCKING SICK OF THEM!!!

wow


The things that people were saying sicken me but I do have to point out that the people who were saying stuff are people, that’s the disgustingness of some parts of humanity in general, the skin color of these people shouldn’t be focused on in this what should be focused on is that any humans at all feel like it’s okay to say and do this stuff.

Please shut up like you’re literally apart of the problem.

Look at this blatant disregard for black life though, I keep saying it, our lives are not real to them, merely entertainment to tap into.

So embarrassed to be white

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megaparsecs:

i just wanted to put this out there since im sure it’ll get written about differently tomorrow. 

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26px:

i said the word “queer” in art class and a girl screamed because the head of the gay club said it was a bad word

the head of the gay club is straight

i am queer

goodbye

(Source: charlottes, via aipeinos)