ON LEADERSHIP

It’s a little like the difference between throwing a party and stopping by to have a drink.  The leader needs to rally the troops, lay out strategy, swap favors here, and apply pressure there.  Serious leadership requires an enormous effort, and it takes an enormous amount of time.”


[Senator Elizabeth Warren, book A Fighting Chance, The Bankruptcy Wars, pgs. 62-63]

soprie:

Stop calling what’s happening in Ferguson a “riot”.
It is not a riot.
Vancouver losing the Stanley Cup a few years ago was a riot. It was angry, drunken destruction with no purpose. (And as a Canadian, it was a shameful event)
Ferguson is not a riot. It is a protest. It is an uprising. It is a civil rights revolution. The prople of Ferguson may be angry, but they have a reason to be angry, and they are not violent, and they are not hooligans, thugs or looters. They are protesting for their human rights which are currently being denied.
Look at the difference between a riot and a protest. A riot is chaos. A protest has a purpose.
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soprie:

Stop calling what’s happening in Ferguson a “riot”.
It is not a riot.
Vancouver losing the Stanley Cup a few years ago was a riot. It was angry, drunken destruction with no purpose. (And as a Canadian, it was a shameful event)
Ferguson is not a riot. It is a protest. It is an uprising. It is a civil rights revolution. The prople of Ferguson may be angry, but they have a reason to be angry, and they are not violent, and they are not hooligans, thugs or looters. They are protesting for their human rights which are currently being denied.
Look at the difference between a riot and a protest. A riot is chaos. A protest has a purpose.
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soprie:

Stop calling what’s happening in Ferguson a “riot”.

It is not a riot.

Vancouver losing the Stanley Cup a few years ago was a riot. It was angry, drunken destruction with no purpose. (And as a Canadian, it was a shameful event)

Ferguson is not a riot. It is a protest. It is an uprising. It is a civil rights revolution. The prople of Ferguson may be angry, but they have a reason to be angry, and they are not violent, and they are not hooligans, thugs or looters. They are protesting for their human rights which are currently being denied.

Look at the difference between a riot and a protest. A riot is chaos. A protest has a purpose.

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It’s not about calming down… We don’t need to be comfortable. Everybody needs to be uncomfortable. And it’s our job to make sure that people are reminded of that.

Talib Kwali

alrights:

no-vvolf:

solidarity means you leave no one behind to be a prisoner of the coppers

jesus fuckin christ this is so powerful all of these people taking pictures and standing by and then like 2 people have the guts to do something

alrights:

no-vvolf:

solidarity means you leave no one behind to be a prisoner of the coppers

jesus fuckin christ this is so powerful all of these people taking pictures and standing by and then like 2 people have the guts to do something

poeticallybrown:

nikkisshadetree:

colbertaus:

goddesscru:

america-wakiewakie:

questionall:

Why White people are not coming out against the racism in Ferguson. He is dead on.

I could chill with this dude.

I want to thank this man for telling some serious truth. And he didn’t do it in a way that makes him come off as disingenuous. It’s not patronizing. It’s just honest. We don’t ever get that much out of the people who consider themselves “progressive”. He definitely has the right perspective on it. Plus, I just really like that he’s fired up about it. That gives me hope.

He ROCKS!

This is the only type of white dude I could ever seriously date.

kthehermit
The outlaw spirit of Hip Hop is really the righteousness of aggressively rejecting injustice.

Rewrite: Bad police reporting by the NYTimes

People the correct term for tasers, impact weapons, chemical devices is Less lethal or less lethal Not non lethal.

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