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blackinasia:

Dear blackinasia

You are one of the best US-SJ people on tumblr I have ever read, very mindful of the differences in the concept of “White” in different counties and I am really need your advice on this problem, if you are willing to give it, of cause.

A lot of spending…

^^take time to read the whole thing 
Blackinasia’s responses are always effing amazing.

Earl Sampson has been stopped and questioned by Miami Gardens police 258 times in four years.

He’s been searched more than 100 times. And arrested and jailed 56 times.

Despite his long rap sheet, Sampson, 28, has never been convicted of anything more serious than possession of marijuana.

Miami Gardens police have arrested Sampson 62 times for one offense: trespassing.

Almost every citation was issued at the same place: the 207 Quickstop, a convenience store on 207th Street in Miami Gardens.

But Sampson isn’t loitering. He works as a clerk at the Quickstop.

So how can he be trespassing when he works there?

anknara:

I’ve been following this, and reading the comments at a dozen newspapers. Here’s a summary of the public reaction about the blonde girl in Greece (whom everybody wanted very much not to be Roma) plus two more children in Ireland, the parents of all three of them proven to have been speaking the truth*:

1) First the horror seemed to be that those monsters had been abducting blond children all along, just like the tales said.They are obviously hiding all children that ever went missing. No, of course a blond child can’t be Roma (note: I’m going to be sarcastic throughout the text; sometimes it’s not obvious). How dare someone suggest that those dirty low-lives could produce such beautiful angels? An while we’re at this, why are we not closing European Union borders on them?

2) We were all wrong, but let’s not mention that. Let’s not mention the Irish children as well, which were kidnapped by their own parents it seems (wankers). We are simply horrified that they can actually produce blond and beautiful children. Oh wait, there might have been money involved in the “Maria” case, so we have to save her. What, other Roma children are the object of trafficking? But those are not blond, they are ugly and dark like their parents, so shut up. You think we are racial profiling? You are ignorant, blowing this out of proportion, making an issue out of it. Again, just shut up.

Aditionally, the writing and especially the headlines of most news articles on the subject are a shame to journalism everywhere. (This was not sarcasm.)

*except that we don’t know, in the greek case, if the child was paid for or given (either way, the real mother says she handed her over of her own free will), but everything else matches.

big-gadje-world:

golden-zephyr:

Oh do I have a middle finger for the Greek authorities and all the fucking antiziganist fucks out there…

Welp. Would you look at that.. 

The girl was dramatically removed from a Roma family’s home in Tallaght, Dublin, on Monday after a tip-off to gardai that she did not look like the rest of the family.

The child, who spent two nights in the care of the HSE, will now be reunited with her family.

Tests conducted this afternoon confirmed that she is the biological daughter of the Roma couple with whom she had been living.

The Roma family, who said that she was born in the Coombe Hospital in Dublin in April 2006, have now been vindicated.

The 18-year-old sister of the girl said earlier today her sibling has been “very traumatised” by the experience.

Speaking to reporters before the DNA results were revealed, the teenager said: “She is very traumatised and very confused as well.”

The parents of a blonde-haired Roma boy taken from his family overnight have spoken of their distress at the ordeal.

The father, who has been living in Ireland for a number of years, told how gardai came to his home late yesterday evening with questions over the identity of his two-year-old son

He said his girlfriend - originally from Bucharest, Romania who is the mother of the little boy - had been extremely distressed and unable to sleep after his son was kept overnight.

Outside their home in Westmeath, the father – who cannot be identified for legal reasons - said he was extremely relieved when he got a call from the Health Services Executive (HSE) health centre telling him he could pick up the boy at midday.

He told how his son repeatedly asked him where he had been.

Child taken from second Roma family is returned | Belfast Telegraph

This is at least the second instance since the story of Maria in Greece broke of authorities taking away blond(e) Roma children from their families on no basis other than their coloring.  The first instance, also in Ireland, is not yet resolved.

lazersilberstein:

another annoying thing that happens when discussing the history of racism and sexism in science is when Proud Science Defending White Men simply dismiss these as instances of “Bad Science!!” and now science has apparently “corrected itself” because science is just so great at doing that or something. 

this simply doesn’t make sense since Certain Important Historical Things were happening to effect these changes in creating Good Science, e.g. emancipation and anti-racism. you don’t need to defend science by saying it’s self-correcting; it is to science’s benefit that it can acknowledge and utilize anti-oppressive thinking! 

but apparently it’s dangerous to even admit to the influence of interdisciplinary thought and Science Must Remain Pure. 

Lizzie Mae is the creation of actress Azie Dungey, and features in a new web series, "Ask A Slave". The comedy show is based on questions that tourists asked Miss Dungey when she portrayed a slave on Mount Vernon, George Washington’s estate in Virginia that is now a museum and tourist attraction. Lizzie was asked some intriguing questions, such as: How did you you get your job as a slave? And, why didn’t you join a union? Dan Damon spoke to her on World Update.