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I'M LIKE A FOSTER CHILD NIGGA I'M LIKE A FOSTER CHILD NIGGA

ryancrobert:

you can just tell that Nicki Minaj is the kind of person that when you’re telling a story and everyone else in the group is talking over you, she’s making direct eye contact with you and paying extra attention so that you don’t get discouraged and stop mid-story

It's official: Gay panic/trans panic defenses banned in California

gaywrites:

This weekend, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that prohibits “gay panic” and “trans panic” defenses from being used to escape murder charges. 

All over the country, murder charges can sometimes be downgraded to manslaughter when a person claims they acted out of panic after finding out a person was gay or trans. (It’s especially common around the murders of trans women.) It perpetuates the idea that LGBT people are “lying” about who they are if they aren’t out to everyone, it attempts to justify murder, and it says that LGBT lives aren’t as important as others. 

The American Bar Association has urged governments to end panic defenses, but with this legislation, California becomes the first state ever to outlaw them. 

Current state law allows murder charges to be reduced to manslaughter if the killings happened in a sudden quarrel or in the heat of passion.

But under the bill, approved by the Assembly last month, defendants would be barred from using their victims’ sexual orientation or gender identity to support such a defense.

Read that again: California is the first state ever to say that a victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity is no excuse for murdering them. The first state ever. Wow, have we got a ton of work to do. 

xrozaybaby:

fuck it up snoop.

afrorevolution:

Queens 👑👑🙏🙏

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things every highschooler should know

slangwang:

  • slut shaming doesnt make you cool
  • literally no one cares if you smoke weed every day
  • literally no one
  • do not be afraid to make eye contact with people in the hallway
  • thank the people who serve you lunch
  • say hello to the janitors
  • appreciate your parents
  • establish good friendships with teachers who care the most
  • it wont make you a teacher’s pet so stfu
  • stop spending so much time on the computer if you want better grades and more sleep

And try to fuck hella bitches with appropriate consent of course

cradily:

will you still love me when i no longer ball so fuckin hard

BREAKING: Michael Dunn found GUILTY of 1st-degree murder in loud-music trial

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the-goddamazon:

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tattoosfade:

oppressionisntrad:

anarchist-memes:

We are forced to live in a system that steals from us daily, Kill snitch culture.

Important things to keep in mind!

- never take from ‘mom and pop’ type store. Its likely you’ll actually harm them, whereas taking from a walmart wont effect much.

- never take items that a worker is assigned to monitor (usually super expensive items), theyll be in trouble for it. and its usually a minimum wage worker and usually they lose hours or pay, or they even get fired.

- similar to the above, never take things that are usually locked up for the above reason

- if its a store you know gives their near-expiration products to workers/charity, try to avoid taking the near expiration products.

- if youre taking clothing, avoid leaving hangers. it sounds weird, but itll make it seem like it was more likely an error in the computer than a theft, since the empty hanger sitting there will seem suspicious. 

- also for clothing, try not to take more than one item at once, as it will look suspicious if theres 10 medium shirts missing, and it won’t be written off as just a stocking error. and it will lead to workers being penalized

- basically just always consider ‘will this harm a worker’ and if the answer is yes then dont do it

like i was homeless for a while when i was younger and i tried to follow those guidelines to avoid doing harm to people who were probably not much better off than me while trying to get food for myself.

Holy crap, is there like an unspoken thieves code or something?!

it’s a thing. I won’t even lie. I watched someone slip a nursing exam book in their bag at the store I worked at. She made eye contact with me and the blood drained from her face. I simply gave her a sympathetic nod and walked away.

I live in a small town and I knew she was a waitress at a hotel my sister works at, and people at that hotel don’t tip well during off season. Nursing exam books are 50+ bucks. Being a med student myself, I didn’t even breathe a word, and when inventory came up later and the book was missing, I suggested it was likely a mislabel, and the manager wrote it off.

Sometimes, thievery is a necessity. Don’t send people to jail over petty things.

theft for many is survival in this system and taking away from multi-billion dollar companies that are a part of the oppressive capitalist system

The bible warns against binding the mouths of the kine or chasing gleaners from the field. Gleaners are those who come in after harvest to take what is left. As a society we’ve purged this kind of small decency and so I am not surprised to see it forming again in the thieves code above. 

I am so tired of seeing this on my dash.

Y’all. STEALING FROM A STORE DOES NOT HURT THE CORPORATE ENTITY AT ALL.

IT HURTS THE MINIMUM WAGE WORKERS WHO WORK AT THE STORE. THEY GET IN TROUBLE FOR LACK OF PROPER INVENTORY AND SUBSEQUENTLY FIRED. DO NOT DO THIS.

If you want to cripple a corporate entity, REFUSE TO PATRONIZE THEIR BUSINESSES EN MASSE SO THAT THEIR SALES REVENUE GOES DOWN AND MINIMUM WAGE WORKERS AREN’T PERCEIVED AS UNTRUSTWORTHY AND THUS FIRED.

also how white is this? like wtf brown and black people are followed in stores because merchandise disappears. you’re actively contributing to racism and keeping poc from getting the stuff they need from corporate entities where they can get it cheap. also like what happens when low-wage workers of color get blamed for stuff disappearing because i bet you anything that shit happens? obviously some people need to steal but maybe stop pretending that there isn’t a racial component to this and that your actions have no consequences because poc will forever be picking up after white attempts to destroy capitalism.

^^^EXACTLY.

Like…this post meant well but it’s all a bunch of misguided, unwashed white hipster liberalism and I’m not here for it. You wanna dismantle capitalism? Stop supporting corporate entities. Start supporting local small business owners. Start supporting your local farmers and butchers and the like.

But stealing from a retail store is not “fighting the power”, it’s actually reinforcing the power to continue to be highly racist towards its workers of color (especially the Black ones) AND it’s Black patrons.

Really nobody was fucking with Angie’s squat game