Via Global Grind: “17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a Neighborhood Watch captain inside his own gated Orlando, Florida community where he was living with his father, stepmother and little brother, according to the family’s lawyer. Martin was shot after returning home from a local convenience store, where he bought snacks including Skittles candy requested by his 13-year-old brother, Chad.
According to the family’s lawyer Ben Crump, the family is calling for the Watch captain’s arrest, saying Martin was “on his way home and a Neighborhood Watch loose cannon shot and killed him”…”.* Was the teen singled out and shot because he was black in a white neighborhood? Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur discuss if race was involved on The Young Turks.
I know Tumblr doesn’t like hearing about this but when people talk about “white privilege,” part of what is meant is stuff like the ability to exist beyond the confines of your home without the fear of being killed due to your race or ethnicity.
Rush Limbaugh (via U.S. News - Limbaugh: Contraception advocate should post online sex videos)
I just feel sick. I don’t even know what else to say to this shit.
My dad just came in and told me about this fuckery and I went momentarily blind with rage. I actually may just need new glasses, but the blurriness of my vision grew exponentially upon hearing this and Jesus, forgive me, but I wish this man would just drown in a sea of piss.
THIS IS THE MOST DISGUSTING THING I’VE READ TODAY.
this is gross even for Rush.
Some people take this asshole seriously and find nothing problematic about that statement. Just let that sink in for a minute.