Dear White People

http://www.mic.com/articles/163096/texas-mom-reports-to-police-that-a-white-man-allegedly-choked-her-son-they-arrest-her#.GsNnYzX9M

Imagine calling for help for your 7-year-old son and ending up in the back of a squad car. That’s what happened to a Fort Worth, Texas, mom when she called the police to seek justice for her son, who had allegedly been choked by an older white man after he littered, The Root reported…

This video is shocking. As a white person, I can’t imagine being treated like this by the police. As the mother of a white son, I can’t imagine a neighbor or stranger trying to choke my son because he littered. I think white people have a lot to learn about how people of color are treated in our society.

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Holding My Breath

I want to hold my breath
Maybe that will stop death
Cannot control this distress
Such sadness must be expressed…

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/carrie-fisher-wanted-her-fantastic-obit-to-read-something-like-this_us_5862cc3ce4b0eb58648769b1

“Now I think that this would make for a fantastic obit — so I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra.” Carrie Fisher