1stdaughterofthechief
hueynewtongoingstupid:

illuminatipsychic:

maghrabiyya:

souada:

historicporn:

The lynching of Jesse Washington.Washington was beaten with shovels and bricks,was castrated, and his ears were cut off. A tree supported the iron chain that lifted him above the fire. Jesse attempted to climb up the skillet hot chain. For this, the men cut off his fingers.Jesse was 15.1916.

Who did this?

"A professional photographer took pictures as the event unfolded, providing rare imagery of a lynching in progress. The pictures were printed and sold as postcards in Waco."
they sold photographs of his body as postcards.
"After the fire was extinguished, his charred torso was dragged through the town and parts of his body were sold as souvenirs"
they sold
his
body parts
as fucking
souvenirs
tell me these people aren’t monsters

THIS IS 1916. THIS IS NOT EVEN 100 YEARS AGO. IN AMERICA. IN WACO, TEXAS. NOT JUST A FEW SICK PEOPLE; PEOPLE IN THE FUCKING TOWN BOUGHT PIECES OF HIM AS A SOUVENIR. THERE ARE PEOPLE STILL ALIVE WHO WERE ALIVE WHEN THIS HAPPENED.
YA’LL STILL FEEL BAD ABOUT THE WACO SIEGE CULT?

Smh


My grandma daisy was only six years old yet she knew about this and told us the story I haven’t heard about it since she told us but the story is one of many imprinted on my memory forever

hueynewtongoingstupid:

illuminatipsychic:

maghrabiyya:

souada:

historicporn:

The lynching of Jesse Washington.

Washington was beaten with shovels and bricks,was castrated, and his ears were cut off. A tree supported the iron chain that lifted him above the fire. Jesse attempted to climb up the skillet hot chain. For this, the men cut off his fingers.

Jesse was 15.

1916.

Who did this?

"A professional photographer took pictures as the event unfolded, providing rare imagery of a lynching in progress. The pictures were printed and sold as postcards in Waco."

they sold photographs of his body as postcards.

"After the fire was extinguished, his charred torso was dragged through the town and parts of his body were sold as souvenirs"

they sold

his

body parts

as fucking

souvenirs

tell me these people aren’t monsters

THIS IS 1916. THIS IS NOT EVEN 100 YEARS AGO. IN AMERICA. IN WACO, TEXAS. NOT JUST A FEW SICK PEOPLE; PEOPLE IN THE FUCKING TOWN BOUGHT PIECES OF HIM AS A SOUVENIR. THERE ARE PEOPLE STILL ALIVE WHO WERE ALIVE WHEN THIS HAPPENED.

YA’LL STILL FEEL BAD ABOUT THE WACO SIEGE CULT?

Smh

My grandma daisy was only six years old yet she knew about this and told us the story I haven’t heard about it since she told us but the story is one of many imprinted on my memory forever

whatwhiteswillneverknow

lovelyandbrown:

grandmasterbooty:

Distressing Video Captures EXACTLY How Cops Treat Black People

I had to reblog this again because it just reduced me to tears. 

As most of you know, I am an attorney. And I am an attorney licensed in Minnesota. This is the state where I took an oath last year to uphold state and federal laws and to protect the rights of the citizens.

It PAINS me to see this. To see these unjust cops who I for all intents & purposes, have to stand along side. When they are abusing EVERY SINGLE OUNCE of POWER. Minneapolis/St. Paul have BEEN a war zone. I’m ashamed. I’m embarrassed.

Not all officers are bad. Please don’t let that be the take away. But police brutality is VERY FUCKING REAL. 

Watch this. If this doesn’t move you, if this doesn’t make you cry out in agony and want to change the world, I don’t know what will.

[trigger warning]

darvinasafo

bankuei:

jcoleknowsbest:

alivesoul:

Officer: ‘Put your hands on your head. Right here. Come on back.’

Barbour: ‘What is wrong? My kids!’

Officer: ‘How old are they?’

Barbour: ‘They’re six and eight and ten, nine. What are we doing?’

Officer: ‘Hold on a second, okay?’

Barbour: ‘What is going on? Oh my God, you will terrify my children.’

Officer: ‘We got a complaint of a vehicle matching your description and your license plate, waving a gun out the window.’ (Description: Tan Vehicle - Barbour’s vehichle color: Burgundy)

Officer 1: ‘Do they look young to you?’

Officer 2: ‘They do to me.’

Officer 1: ‘Huh?’

Officer 2: ‘They do to me.’

Officer 1: ‘Yep, they’re young.’

Officer 1: [To other officers] ‘Gun down, gun down, gun down.’

Officer 1: [As the child exits the vehicle] ‘Come on back here, son. Come on back here, you’re alright.’

Officer: ‘Y’all okay?’

Child: ‘I’m scared.’

Officer: ‘It’s okay.’

Child: ‘Are we going to jail?’

Officer: ‘No. No one is going to jail.’

Child: [Scream, crying]

Officer: ‘Hey, stop crying. It’s okay. It’s okay. Everything’s fine now.


No officer, everything is NOT fine now. You and your partners should be fired.

Disgusting

"Do they look young to you?"

AKA

"I can’t tell if these are Dangerous Criminal Thug (TM) ages yet"

no1twerkslikegaston
no1twerkslikegaston:

ultrafacts:

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okay but the irl story about this is so interesting
so while there is speculation that what happened in the movie really did happen, it’s unclear whether or not this is true, since there isn’t evidence to support it, and pocahontas was so young. in fact, there’s not much proof that the two ever even knew each other, let alone something like this happening. (The history of the real girl is SO much more different. Like Powhatan had, I think, 8 wives and 18 children, so the princess thing is just kind of no. and pocahontas wasn’t even her real name, it was Matoaka i think). In fact, the whole story of Powhatan going to kill John only came up when the English wanted a reason to come to war, and at that point, John changed his story a few times (he was basically a lying piece of shit, at one point he said the indians were congenial to him), but the poca/john smith thing was only built up because of the romanticized bs people have been spreading for years and years.
john rolfe isn’t much better either. pocahontas was basically kept a slave in london, part of the terms of her release was to marry john rolfe. she changed her name to rebecca and basically because “civilized” aka white washed and lived that way until she died somewhere around age 20. they say she died from fever, but some say she was poisoned and she’s buried somewhere in Gravesend.
so while i love this movie soo much and its quite possibly my favorite movie of all time, also know that the real story is nothing like the movie portrays it, aside from the line “these white men are dangerous” 

So we heard the truth,Who’s head exploded? See,the truth shall  set you free!

no1twerkslikegaston:

ultrafacts:

Source For more facts, Click HERE to follow Ultrafacts

okay but the irl story about this is so interesting

so while there is speculation that what happened in the movie really did happen, it’s unclear whether or not this is true, since there isn’t evidence to support it, and pocahontas was so young. in fact, there’s not much proof that the two ever even knew each other, let alone something like this happening. (The history of the real girl is SO much more different. Like Powhatan had, I think, 8 wives and 18 children, so the princess thing is just kind of no. and pocahontas wasn’t even her real name, it was Matoaka i think). In fact, the whole story of Powhatan going to kill John only came up when the English wanted a reason to come to war, and at that point, John changed his story a few times (he was basically a lying piece of shit, at one point he said the indians were congenial to him), but the poca/john smith thing was only built up because of the romanticized bs people have been spreading for years and years.

john rolfe isn’t much better either. pocahontas was basically kept a slave in london, part of the terms of her release was to marry john rolfe. she changed her name to rebecca and basically because “civilized” aka white washed and lived that way until she died somewhere around age 20. they say she died from fever, but some say she was poisoned and she’s buried somewhere in Gravesend.

so while i love this movie soo much and its quite possibly my favorite movie of all time, also know that the real story is nothing like the movie portrays it, aside from the line “these white men are dangerous” 

So we heard the truth,Who’s head exploded? See,the truth shall set you free!