The US House of Representatives applauded the death of Miriam Carey before they knew who she was. They didn’t know about her postpartum depression, or that she talked about “wack men” on Facebook, or that she had been fired from a job last year, or that she lived in Connecticut or that she had been called a great mother. They simply applauded the unpaid work of the DC police in shooting and killing her.
Carey caused a panic last Thursday when she allegedly attempted to ram her vehicle through the White House barricades. Early reports were that a shooter was on the loose, giving everyone paying attention flashbacks to just a few weeks ago and the Navy Yard shooting. But early reports are almost always unreliable, and we eventually learned that Carey was not a shooter, did not have a gun, had her 1-year-old child in the car with her and was shot as she stepped out of the vehicle. This is what our Congress stood up for and clapped.
Ugh. My heart aches more and more for this woman the more I read about this.
White mass shooters are given more respect than a Black woman who’s a victim of absolutely unnecessary violence. Congress applauds the death of an innocent mother and expresses joy that her child will never know her. It’s despicable.
Effects Of Thinking White People Are “All Like That”:
- Literally nothing other than white people having their feelings hurt on the internet
- I’m not joking there is no real world consequence of this
Effects Of Thinking People of Color Are “All Like That”:
#TBT Halloween edition. I had to put both because I don’t know which photo is actually me. @lagrosera
SELF EVIDENT TRUTHS CALI MINI TOUR!
Self Evident Truths is a photo project that has toured throughout the nation to take portraits of people who fall anywhere on the LGBTQIA spectrum or simply identify as anything but straight.
They’re doing a mini tour of small cities throughout California this weekend like Redding, Berkeley, Davis and a few others if enough interest is shown.
Checkout the FB invite and let people know!
Christopher Columbus makes modern-day bad guys like Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden look like a couple of limp fish. If he were around today, he’d no doubt be on death row for his atrocities. Antonio Banderas would probably play him in some gritty Zero Dark Thiry-ish movie…