pgdigs:

Feb. 13, 1969: ‘Adults have taught these kids to hate.’

In the cafeteria, where the trouble began, the floor was slick with milk spilled from those small cartons ubiquitous in American schools. Windows were broken. Tables overturned. Pieces of broken glass crunched under the feet of investigators trying to figure out what happened, and how things at Oliver High School had gotten so quickly out of control.

The anger that had flared in the room just a short time earlier had gone from the place and now there was mostly sadness. A 17-year-old senior named Ed sat by himself and did not look up at the mess around him. He was part of the school’s Grievance Committee, which had tried to head off the clash. He admitted that his group’s efforts “just turned into a big nothing.”

His friend Greg stood nearby. “I thought we were there,” Greg said. “I thought we were getting things fixed up pretty well between blacks and whites.”

Audrey Beverett agreed. In sewing class and gym class, white girls and black girls laughed and joked with each other and “it really seemed like school again.”

But then, at noon, words were exchanged in the cafeteria. Students separated. Whites at one end, blacks at the other. Stools and trays and fists flew through the air. This went on for 15 minutes. In the end, two students were taken to Allegheny General Hospital and the cafeteria was a shambles.

Oliver had experienced trouble before. In Nov. 1967, a 45-minute melee between white and black students ended only when 150 police showed up. School officials were shocked. They thought Oliver was a place of “good race relations.”

A year later, brawling students shattered dishes and tore out light fixtures in the cafeteria. The rukus spilled onto the streets outside, where teenagers lobbed rocks and bricks at each other.  Students were getting accustomed to seeing lines of police officers in the hallways.

One parent at Oliver worried the kids were becoming “monsters.”

It’s not the students, said the school’s new principal, Dominic Iannotta. It’s not the school.

“The adults have taught these kids to hate,” he said. “Every time there is a disruption at Oliver, people ask the question, ‘What’s wrong with Oliver?’ Instead, they should be asking, ‘What’s wrong with the community?’”

Steve Mellon

Top picture: In Sept. 1969, a few months after a massive student fight in Oliver High School’s cafeteria, violence once again erupted at the school, this time spilling out onto the grounds outside. (Al Herrmann Jr./The Pittsburgh Press)

"The adults have taught these kids to hate"

That should ring in your noggin for years to come. If you think what you say or what you has no repercussions, you are wrong. This is especially true with children around, they learn the social norms from their parents (psychology 101). If you hate, you’re grooming your kids to hate.

wilwheaton:

kngdmcat:

worthless-wolf:

blacksapphiredragon:

down-sizing:

Let’s remember, Jesus was a Jewish man of color, born homeless to an unwed teenager, who spent his formative years as an illegal immigrant before returning to his home country to hang out with twelve men, prostitutes, and socially untouchable tax collectors while he taught a radical social doctrine of equality, love, and forgiveness that included paying taxes, free healthcare, and the sharing of resources within a community.

#CANON JESUS IS SIX MILLION TIMES BETTER THAN FANON JESUS

Canon Jesus

Jesus called somebody an ass once because they where being rude to a crippled little old lady if you don’t think that’s the tightest shit then get out of my face.


Pretty sure that Jesus was also the first person to say, “don’t be a dick.”

wilwheaton:

kngdmcat:

worthless-wolf:

blacksapphiredragon:

down-sizing:

Let’s remember, Jesus was a Jewish man of color, born homeless to an unwed teenager, who spent his formative years as an illegal immigrant before returning to his home country to hang out with twelve men, prostitutes, and socially untouchable tax collectors while he taught a radical social doctrine of equality, love, and forgiveness that included paying taxes, free healthcare, and the sharing of resources within a community.

Canon Jesus

Jesus called somebody an ass once because they where being rude to a crippled little old lady if you don’t think that’s the tightest shit then get out of my face.

Pretty sure that Jesus was also the first person to say, “don’t be a dick.”

(Source: worshipyeezus)

nbcsnl:

SNL Throwback Thursday
Dan Aykroyd and host Richard Pryor in “Early Suicide Pill” on 12/13/1975. Don’t miss special presentations of ‘SNL Vintage’ beginning Saturday, September 27 at 10pm ET/PT. This weekend’s episode (our seventh ever) features Richard Pryor and musical guest Gil Scott-Heron.

nbcsnl:

SNL Throwback Thursday

Dan Aykroyd and host Richard Pryor in “Early Suicide Pill” on 12/13/1975. Don’t miss special presentations of ‘SNL Vintage’ beginning Saturday, September 27 at 10pm ET/PT. This weekend’s episode (our seventh ever) features Richard Pryor and musical guest Gil Scott-Heron.

wilwheaton:

gracehelbl0g:

This is Sam Pepper. If you don’t know who he is, Sam is a successful YouTube prankster with over 2 million subscribers. He recently uploaded a video titled “Fake Hand Ass Pink Prank" where he pinched unsuspecting girls’ butts without their permission. None of this was done with the girls’ consent…meaning Sam Pepper sexually harassed and assaulted these women.

This is no longer a “simple, harmless prank” but rather a very serious matter and offence. If you haven’t seen the video yet, you can watch, dislike, and report it HERE. You can also take the pledge to help stop sexual violence at itsonus.org. Please do not let Sam get away with this kind of behavior. He crossed the line and needs to be held responsible for his disgusting actions.

This piece of garbage, right here, should be prosecuted for this.

There’s a line between being a prankster and being an asshole. This prick ran across it.

fishingboatproceeds:

During my time in Ethiopia, I met many people who rely on health care outposts like the one seen in the bottom two pictures here. Through these outposts, children and families get vaccines, diagnoses, and treatment for diseases like diarrhea and pneumonia.

But most of these families, and most of their health care facilities, don’t have regular access to clean water. When I asked people about their greatest needs, almost all of them—from the Women’s Health Army volunteers to children—cited clean water first.

More than 45 million Ethiopians live without clean water. I spoke to women who walk miles every other day with heavy jerrycans to get drinking water for their families. The people I met explained how lack of clean water is a health problem, a financial problem, and a family problem.

So for the next week nerdfighteria is teaming up with water.org to raise money to build sustainable wells so that more than 4,000 people in Ethiopia can have clean water. Please join me in donating—or, if you can’t, in spreading the word. Thanks, and DFTBA.

UPDATE: Bill Gates has pledged to match the fundraiser if we hit our goal of $100,000 for Ethiopia. 

wilwheaton:

blacksupervillain:

blacksupervillain:

hussieologist:

jcoleknowsbest:

hussieologist:

jcoleknowsbest:

talesofthestarshipregeneration:

darvinasafo:

Darren Hunt of Utah

The murder of young Black Men by police continues.

oh for fucks SAKE

Y’all he was shot in the back…. HE WAS SHOT IN THE BACK…

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58409680-78/family-hunt-moss-police.html.csp

He was carrying a sword? This mf in my geography class carried a sword to class everyday and when I expressed my discomfort it was dismissed. But this brotha was shot in the back.

and it was a blunted sword.. couldn’t have cut anybody… but white people walking around with loaded rifles in target…

Exactly! This is evil.

Damn. Niggas can’t even cosplay anymore? I would love to see the cosplay community say something about this but that definitely won’t happen

Also: this paper is edited by a clown. It should’ve been in the first fucking paragraph that this dude was cosplaying. I’m reading this shit wondering why the fuck this negro is walking down the street with a sword and obvious answer is hidden almost at the en of the article.

This dude was cosplaying.

He was dressed up in a costume.

Should all black people just stay home on Halloween this year?

Friendly reminder that the police shot a black cosplayer in the back

Jesus Christ, American law enforcement. Get your fucking shit together.