The Green Anole

radicalreboot:

A week ago I responded to a call for experienced street medics to come to Ferguson, Missouri to provide emergency first aid at the spectacular protests that have captured the imagination of the whole country and beyond. In addition to that mission of directly providing care, I’ve had two…

I don’t really care what you think about what’s happening in Ferguson. But if you do one thing, I ask that you listen. Listen, not to find a pause when you can respond, refute, or agree. Just listen. Let the stories sink in and recognize that these stories are someone else’s truth. Someone else’s life. Someone else’s sidewalk that maybe you walk down without a care in the world, but they walk down fearing for their safety or their children’s safety. Do your best to listen without judgement or preconceived beliefs. Absorb their stories and allow them to challenge your worldview, and if necessary, change it.

Delightfully Tacky: thoughts on ferguson as a white woman

One of my favorite fashion bloggers also turns out to have some on-point advice for fellow white people.

(via brutereason)

nogodsnomasterz:

Claudia_SF @Claudia_SF
Solidarity means acknowledging the particular horror of anti-Black racism by police & justice system. #DisabilitySolidarity

nogodsnomasterz:

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HEARD @behearddc
True allyship does not skirt issues of systemic #racialinjustice that’ve plagued a nation, but faces it full-on #disabilitysolidarity

nogodsnomasterz:

Anita Cameron @adaptanita
One thing we should do as #disability orgs is be consistently in solidarity with poc, whether disabled or not. #disabilitysolidarity

nogodsnomasterz:

Dominick Evans @dominickevans
if it’s not your experience w/ oppression not your right to debate the validity of the experience #DisabilitySolidarity

nogodsnomasterz:

dia Brown @autistichoya
Ableism depends on racism & racism on ableism. Why else the idea that Black is stupid, that escaped slaves were crazy? #DisabilitySolidarity

nogodsnomasterz:

I am gunna be posting lots of the stuff from
Answering the call: a conversation on race disability and accountability.
These things will use the twitter hashtag #disabilitysolidarity which i am putting on tumblr. Reblog stuff so that lots of folks can see it.

nogodsnomasterz:

Sabina England @SabinaEngland
Deaf black people have been assaulted or accused of making gang signs while communicating in American Sign Language. #disabilitysolidarity

nogodsnomasterz:

#DisabilitySolidarity
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efemmeranyc @efemmeranyc
White disabled folks must stop using POC experiences of racism as metaphor for experiences of ableism. #disabilitysolidarity
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