"White people are not the standard for humanity."
alivesoul:

Welcome to Passive, New York
As Andy Henriquez, a 19 year old from Washington Heights lay in his cell dying from a tear in his aorta, an artery that supplies blood to the heart, he asked a guard if he could call his mother just to say goodbye. For days he suffered in pain barely able to breathe as the blood made its way down to his groin. He request was denied. His fellow inmates knew something was wrong. They screamed and kicked doors in a failed bid to get Andy some help.  A doctor who visited him earlier that day prescribed him hand cream and wrote the prescription in the wrong name.
Hours later he was found dead on the floor of his cell.
This happened in April of last year, New Yorkers are just hearing about it today because a suit has been filed by the lawyer of Mr. Henriquez’s family.
In this last year I have been thinking about some things….
I have thought about the death of Eric Garner and the muted outrage that followed.
I have thought about all the black men who were set up by Detective Louis Scarcella from Brooklyn, who have languished in jail for years and are just now having their cases reviewed after it was discovered Scarcella was crooked and the silence that followed.
I have thought about how everyone just accepts that Stop and Frisk is a thing of the past and that the rights of black and brown men here in New York City are not still being violated.
I have thought about how slick it was for our Mayor to parade his black family in front of the cameras to get elected and how New Yorkers have yet to check him for basically being Bloomberg 2.0.
I have thought about those who live in the projects whose stewards, NYCHA, last year said they had a surplus of money to fix them and are now saying this year they have no money.
I have thought about how “affordable housing” here means you must make damn near 100k, yet no one seems to believe that this city hates its poor.
I have thought about the fact that this city has the highest rates of workplace discrimination lawsuits in the country, yet no one wants to address racism in the workplace.
I have thought about how gentrification of this city has made many neighborhoods I once loved and enjoyed unrecognizable and in my view turned its residents into the quietest, softest, most passive lot of New Yorkers I have ever experienced in my lifetime here.
Who the fuck are you people?
There will be very little outrage over Mr. Henriquez’s death. This lot of New Yorkers would be more outraged if you kicked a cat than if you choked a young black man to death or allowed one to internally bleed to death on the floor of a jail cell.
I just…
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msnbc:


"From 2006 to 2012, a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week in this country." - MHP


Melissa Harris-Perry gives a heart-wrenching tribute to the deaths of black men that have occurred at the hands of police in the past decade.
thoughtsofablackgirl:

Wow.
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jean-luc-gohard:

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thesoftghetto:

Jesus…really?

So he got across town and changed clothes in five minutes. Yeah, okay.

I checked it on Google Maps. It’s three quarters of a mile away, and he supposedly got there in six minutes.

literally bye.
My incredibly loving and supportive girlfriend @theothercrystal put together a beautiful collage that just so happens to show some of the work I will have for sale at this show. She’s psychic like that.


XPOSED starting at 7pm on Saturday, August 16th at the @blindwhino | #artshow #mesellingprints #defcise #youShouldCome #repost
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"It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about myself, and half-believed, before I was able to walk on this earth as though I had a right to be here."
 James Baldwin (via feellng)
The new business cards are boss! | #defcise #businesscards #graphicdesigner #illustrator #awesomework #spotvarnish #iloveThem
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Workout Routine…

My morning workout consists of

Little Dragon - pre workout

FKA Twigs - workout

Amy Winehouse - post workout/cool down

I’m seeing results.