sonneillonv

sonneillonv:

underhuntressmoon:

bhryn:

postracialcomments:

pheretic:

youngblackandvegan:

akbrrdatt:

thinksquad:

"So in process of me buying a homeless man a meal from Mcdonalds this is what happen"—OG Ced Johnson

This is the world we live in.

just awful

I’m having a growing disdain for law enforcement 

I’ve always had a huge disdain for “law enforcement” 

Law enforcement in the US it looks like, are just total power trippers.

So that’s why people had to stay outside in the freezing cold even when they were given money, because they weren’t allowed in to buy anything. That is such despicable bullshit.

At Subway, where I worked for a while, we had to account for all the bread we used, whether it was sold or discarded.  For instance, if we messed up a sandwich and had to remake it, the sandwich went in a box and we had to count the waste at the end of the night.  Then my favorite manager put a stop to that.  Instead he gave us a notepad magnet that we had to mark wasted bread on, we wrapped the messed-up sandwiches, and we gave them to the homeless.  But they had to come around to the back door, because when our DM found out about the practice, her objection was that they would ‘disturb the other customers’ if they ate in the lobby.  We didn’t argue because we didn’t want to be forced to stop giving the food out, but that doesn’t mean we agreed with it.  Most fast food employees are a class level above the homeless themselves - they’ve got a place to live but not much else on that salary.  This cop is enforcing a rule I’m 99% certain the actual service workers at that McDonalds don’t even agree with, and he’s doing it because he’d rather align himself with the brand standards of a corporation he doesn’t even belong to than actual human beings.

oh-snap-pro-choice

nomorepuzzleprofits:

Hello, AndrewGarfieldDaily.

As an autistic person, I feel the need to help inform the public, especially on this important Autistic Pride Day.

Please, please DO NOT SUPPORT AUTISM SPEAKS.

Autism Speaks hates autistic people. Autistic people have been treated horribly by this corporation. They have done many, many really shady things that should be brought to public attention, yet they are often seen as the “face” of autism because they are so large. This is a LIE. Autistic people DO NOT want to be represented by Autism Speaks. We do not support Autism Speaks. We do not want Autism Speaks to continually pretend to “help” us while raking in massive corporate profits, that we, disabled people, will never see.

So What’s SO Bad About Autism Speaks?

  •  Autism Speaks does not have a single autistic member on their board.
  • Autism Speaks only spends 3% of their budget on “family services”.

  • Much of Autism Speaks’ money goes toward research, and much of that research centers on finding a way to eliminate autism, and thus, autistics (which will likely be done through a prenatal test, in the same way that the Down’s Syndrome test is conducted).

  • Autism Speaks produces advertisements, small films, etc. about what a burden autistic people are to society.

  • Autism Speaks was responsible for “Autism Every Day”, which featured a member of their board talking about contemplating murder-suicide of her daughter in front of her daughter.  This has now be removed from Autism Speaks’ Youtube channel.

  • Autism Speaks is responsible for the atrocity known as “I am Autism”, a short film produced by the Academy Award Winning Alfonso Cuaron, who also directed the 3rd Harry Potter movie (yes, really) and features an ominous voice saying things like “I am autism…I know where you live…I work faster than pediatric AIDS, cancer, and diabetes combined…I will make sure your marriage fails.”

  • This woman’s job offer was rescinded after she asked Autism Speaks for accommodations in caring for her autistic son.  They refused, and she made necessary accommodations for childcare, but they withdrew her offer anyways.

  • Autism Speaks shared the news of Google removing hate speech regarding autistics from Google’s autofill feature, completely erasing any mention of autistic people’s flashblogs having anything to do with the change.  It was only after a member of the autism community (and not a parent, but an autistic person themselves) spoke with a reporter about the flashblog and a statement was released to the media that Google decided to make this change.

  • Autism Speaks highlighted AAC use, while erasing those those who actually use AAC devices to communicate.  The focus was on the caretakers, not on the autistic people themselves. (The attached link has a link to a rebuttal by a nonspeaking autistic person, Amy Sequenzia).

  • Autism Speaks has violated copyright and has profited off an autistic advocate’s writing for three years.

    Is that not enough? Here, have way more of Autism Speaks dirty laundry that they don’t want you to know about.

Do not donate to Autism Speaks. Do not support them. Educate yourself on why they are so horrible. I like Emma Stone and I like Andrew Garfield, but they are obviously unaware of the horrors that go on behind closed curtains when it comes to Autism Speaks.

Please spread the word and listen to autistic people, not Autism Speaks!

knowledgeequalsblackpower

bagelarms:

a lot of ppl seem confused on what cultural appropriation is so lemme break it down

IT IS NOT: enjoying food from another culture, enjoying music from another culture, learning about another culture, or learning another language

IT IS: using another culture as a costume, wearing religious articles as accessories when you are not a follower of that religion, using a race as a mascot, disrespecting religious or cultural practices. 

politicalsexkitten

The World is Not Your Fucking Oyster

thedappledsky:

  • Other people’s cultures do not exist for white people to seek their spiritual enlightenment
  • No one owes you an education, and initiation, or a history lesson simply because ‘you want’
  • No one has to include you in things because ‘you want’
  • No one has to hold their tongue, sweeten their words, or chop up sentences to make white people feel better about history- colonization, slavery, genocide, ect.
  • No one should be ‘grateful’ to you for your interest in said culture