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Bailey Jay, College, and Drive By: 2 hours ago 545 Likes Brazilian rights activist Marielle Franco assassinated in drive- by shooting Rio city councillor Marielle Franco was killed in a targeted shooting on Wednesday night. She was an outspoken critic of police violence and deploying the army into poor neighbourhoods of Rio MarielleFranco Rest in power! 💔🙏🏾 . Via The Root: "Marielle Franco, 38, a black politician from Rio de Janeiro, died fighting for the rights of women and favela dwellers. As a councilwoman from the Maré favela, she denounced the police brutality that favela residents, most of them black, regularly experienced. . On Wednesday around 9:20 p.m., armed men gunned the councilwoman down in her car in the center of Rio de Janeiro with nine shots—four to the head. Her driver, Anderson Pedro Gomes, also died. She had just left an event that she organized about black women’s empowerment. . Her death touched so many people that supporters organized vigils and protests in more than 20 cities across Brazil. Most of these protests were against the genocide of black people in Brazil. For Afro-Brazilians, Franco proved that a black person from a favela could be educated, have dignity and also fight against the social injustice that they suffer from every day. For women, she proved that they could overcome sexism and machismo in Brazil. But her death is hitting Afro-Brazilian women, who suffer the most from Brazil’s violent, racist and sexist society, the hardest. . “She died because she was a combative black woman,” said Lua Nascimento, an Afro-Brazilian college classmate of Franco’s who attended a protest on her behalf in Salvador, Brazil. “She was executed because she was a black favela dweller who fought against the murder of black favela dwellers. The genocide of the black population continues in this country. ” . Thousands of people gathered in front of Rio de Janeiro’s council chambers to pay homage to Franco, who was buried Thursday night. To show their digital support for her, Brazilians are changing their Facebook profile photos to those of Franco and using the hashtag MariellePresente, which translates to “Marielle is here.” . Amnesty International, the longtime leader of a campaign against the genocide of black people in Brazil, demanded that her death be rigorously investigated. With those nine shots, Franco became one more statistic in this genocide. Just over 50 percent of Brazil’s population of 200 million is black ... [Continued in comments]

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America, Ass, and Children: Students killed in U.S. SCHOOLS 182 Since 2012 Troops killed overseas in COMBAT 6.915 A Since 2001 Jesse T. Smith Like Page 23 hrs- Here's the evidence 6,915 American troops have died fighting the Global War on Terror since 2001 7,182 School aged children have been slaughtered in America since 2012 Mathematics suggests that American campuses and communities are the true battlegrounds commentary: At this rate there will soon be no students left to teach math to!* How long must we offer up OUR CHILDREN as collateral damage to the political mediocrity in OUR CONGRESS? <p><a href="http://friendly-neighborhood-patriarch.tumblr.com/post/171919350487/friendly-neighborhood-ehrhardt-cisnowflake" class="tumblr_blog">friendly-neighborhood-patriarch</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://friendly-neighborhood-ehrhardt.tumblr.com/post/171919154515/cisnowflake-slumberinggirl" class="tumblr_blog">friendly-neighborhood-ehrhardt</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://cisnowflake.tumblr.com/post/171912390151/slumberinggirl-hominishostilis" class="tumblr_blog">cisnowflake</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://slumberinggirl.tumblr.com/post/171912081712/hominishostilis-wellisntthatspiffy" class="tumblr_blog">slumberinggirl</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://hominishostilis.tumblr.com/post/171911434693/wellisntthatspiffy-guynamedowen" class="tumblr_blog">hominishostilis</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://wellisntthatspiffy.tumblr.com/post/171898514507/guynamedowen-demonessdollie-tell-me-with-a" class="tumblr_blog">wellisntthatspiffy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://guynamedowen.tumblr.com/post/171895027275/demonessdollie-tell-me-with-a-straight-face-to" class="tumblr_blog">guynamedowen</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://demonessdollie.tumblr.com/post/171887173196/tell-me-with-a-straight-face-to-my-face-that" class="tumblr_blog">demonessdollie</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Tell me with a straight face, to my face, that your right to own a gun outweighs the right for our teens and young kids to fucking live and go to school without fear of being shot dead. Tell me to my fucking face.<br/></p></blockquote> <p>Surprise, less than 1% of the population that is armed and wearing body armor with aerial fire support and medical teams on standby tend to have a low casualty rate compared to defenseless schools that actively disarm law abiding citizens. </p> </blockquote> <p>Not to mention that A) OP didn’t cite any sources. Just put forth numbers and said, “Here’s your proof!” and B) the numbers are literal and complete bullshit. Since 2000, not 2012, around 250 students and teachers have died as a result of violence on school grounds.</p> <p>OP’s numbers, if they weren’t completely pulled from their ass, may include all violence involving students regardless of location at the time, natural causes of death including of staff (heart attacks, etc), and suicides of students or staff regardless of location.</p> <p>Tl;dr OP is full of shit and can’t cite nonexistent sources.</p> <p><br/></p> <p>Source: <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2018/02/14/eighteen-years-of-gun-violence-in-u-s-schools-mapped/?utm_term=.39ee879d3086">https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2018/02/14/eighteen-years-of-gun-violence-in-u-s-schools-mapped/?utm_term=.39ee879d3086</a></p> </blockquote> <p>OP is completely full of shit. That number is the amount of children the gun-control advocacy group <a href="https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FUS%2F7000-childrens-shoes-laid-capitol-lawn-honor-lives%2Fstory%3Fid%3D53710394&amp;t=MjZmYjE4ZmI0OTc4Mjc5NDIyMTQyZjU3YTIzOTRiZWE0ZTFhYzk0YSw2YTJiMWRiOTc5YWYxM2E3ZTMxNjE4ZTdkMjViYjYwMGE3ZmEyYWMy">AVAAZ <i>claims</i> have been killed by gunfire since 2012, not students killed in school shootings. </a></p> <p>That’s all children, including suicides, accidental discharges, driveby shootings, it’s grossly inflated and OP should be ashamed of themselves.</p> <p>There are also less than 2 million active troops. Anyone want to guess how many kids there are in the US? </p> </blockquote> <p>People like OP don’t care about saving lives, they just want to push an agenda. </p> </blockquote> <p>If you have to be disingenuous to make your point maybe it’s not a point that’s worth making.</p> </blockquote> <p>in fairness <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mqAXmF0_km0uU3TUzyTr4Qg">@demonessdollie</a> probably just took the statistic at face value out of ignorance, not actively trying to deceive people.</p> </blockquote> <p>I will say it with a straight face. My right as an innocent law-abiding citizen to own a gun, even those big scary rifles, has absolutely nothing to do with dead kids, and dead kids doesn’t give you the moral authority to take that right away from me.</p></blockquote> <p>How can you look at those numbers and not immediately realize they’re bullshit? I mean seriously guys try harder.</p>
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Being Alone, Family, and Future: Daughter of Honduran immigrants is now pursuing a career in medicine at Harvard University! Repost @karlaaaxoxo: "My grind comes from seeing my mother, a TPS recipient from Honduras, struggle and sacrifice everything so that I could have a better life. Witnessing her pain, tears, sacrifice, effort, hardwork every single day while she still sustained her elegance, dignity, and character as a woman filled me with admiration of her. Una luchadora! I never saw her laying in bed feeling sorry for herself, never complained, always smiled and rose her head high! Despite all the odds stacked against her, her strength and ability to push HARDER than how she started fuels me. NEVER in my life will I ever allow anyone to classify me & my future through stereotypes & statistics! I wasn't born with a shining crown nor was anything ever given to me in a silver platter, no one in my family even attended a university let alone pursue a carrier in medicine and none still don't even speak English but through my circumstances in life coming from nothing. I'd be damned to settle for anything less than great! Mi mami broke chains, left Honduras to give me a better future. I raise my voice loud and proud to those who's family migrated so we can graduate, the minority, the underdogs, to those who fight against all odds daily, the ones who are breaking chains, those who were seen to never even have a future & instantly labeled to become another statistic GUESS WHAT! We have become men and women with a vision, educated, far from the norm, we have become people determined to influence & change the world." ExtendTPS HereToStay ImmigrantsMakeAmericaGreat Health4All stayloud

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Bad, Bitch, and Friends: Lara Witt @Femmefeministe We shouldn't have to out ourselves as survivors in order for people to grasp the magnitude of how systemic assault & harassment are. #MeToo 10/15/17, 7:07 PM This is not to say that MeToo is a bad thing at all; just that, once again, the burden falls on the oppressed group (people who have been assaulted-harassed) to appeal to the moral sense of their oppressors. @femmefeministe explains, "Each time I pour my soul into a piece about assault, I draw out words and put them together with the hope that someone will feel connected or some sense of solidarity. I write for victims, but I also write for those who don’t know what it’s like, I have written with the hope that those of you who have never felt themselves shredded and stripped of their autonomy will hear us and fight alongside us because we need more people to stand up against rape culture. We march, we carry signs, we hold hands, we cry, we scream — but who’s listening? Sometimes it feels as if no matter how many times we write our stories, no matter how many statistics we show you, you don’t really care. For a moment you ingest our pain; you read details and see flashes of images pushed into the sentences we stitch together. Perhaps you almost feel a sense of revulsion, or even guilt. You think we were raped by monsters, but the people in our nightmares are people like your fathers, your brothers, your friends... How many stories will we have to write for you to care? Or have you read too many of our horrors? Are you desensitized now? Your friend made a rape joke, but hey, he’s a good guy. Right? I won’t tell you about the person who destroyed me. I won’t tell you about the scars. I won’t tell you about the night terrors or the depression or the anxiety or loneliness — because, to you, I’m just another bitch who was probably asking for it. I’m a statistic you will forget, these words of mine, you will forget but I will go back to bed and not have the luxury of forgetting. I am tired of proving to you just how difficult it is to recover. I cannot do that labor anymore. The numbers are out there for you to research: the essays, the songs, the art and the speeches are there for you to absorb and carry within your heart so that perhaps one day you can find the time to actually help us dismantle rape culture.”
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