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You Need To Read This Link For The History Lesson Alone
 
This article focuses almost exclusively on two of the groups involved in the Civil Rights Movement throughout the 1960's-- the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)-- but it also points out that there were many others. THIS IS IMPORTANT FOR EVERYONE TO UNDERSTAND. The SNCC and the SCLC were two that primarily resided in the traditional South and had high visibility. Some of the members of the SNCC (like Stokely Carmichael) eventually made their way as foundational members of the Black Panther Party, and later to other organizations. And that's only a few groups out of many.
 
Here's the thing: The image of the Civil Rights Movement as a stoic gathering of solemn folks in Sunday finery is a revisionist myth that only serves to demonize people of color.
 
I don't say the above to point out a tactic that needs resisting. You can't resist it. It's already worked its magic on the US as a whole for more than 40 years now. You can't say "Civil Rights Movement" without imaging Dr. King speaking in his preacher's cadence and solemn tones. You don't imagine nonviolent protest as something intentionally set up to annoy and inconvenience the public, you imagine it as a group singing "We Shall Overcome" in a public park or walking down the street that's been blocked off by police (with all the proper permits, I'm sure). You don't need help to think of the people in the Civil Rights Movement as "good" people who talked calmly and intelligently and with reverent patience in order to calmly fight the evils of racism.
 
The reality is that the Civil Rights Movement then was just as diverse and varied as the BLM folks today. And that's okay. It's better than okay, actually-- we need to stop holding on to broken narratives that set unrealistic expectations. If you think I'm being overly dramatic let me give you a high profile example. In the coverage following Travon Martin's shooting, the media managed to dredge up several pics of the teen posing like a hip hop artist and making guesses like "gang signs". There was no sharing that only a few years before being killed, he went to space camp ( http://goo.gl/qK9RRA ) and more resembled a kid you'd see on a network (or CW) television show than you would a hardened criminal. That's not an isolated case, either: Mike Brown got the same treatment, as have many cases before and since. The theme is always the same... "(he or she) was no saint" is the common refrain.
 
And that's part of the trap: no one has to be a saint to be unjustly treated. That we demand sainthood from people of color before we (as a public) will even bother to listen is a testament to the success of this twisted and deceiving narrative.
 
But I'm digressing a bit far from the article at this point. Go give it a read for yourself. It's way better written than this post of mine (editing and premeditation beats stream of consciousness almost every time).
Many have suggested that Black Lives Matter isn't carrying on the legacy of the civil rights movements. But it is — just not the legacy you remember.
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Republicans -_-
 
NEWS FLASH: YOU AREN'T ALLOWED TO CLAIM RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION TO DENY OTHER PEOPLE'S RIGHTS
 
But by all means, assholes, keep doing this stuff and showing your true colors. You'll start running afoul to the point where your money-wasting adventures start costing you at the individual level. This dumbass clerk won't foot the bill here. The town (and thus the taxpayers) will.
 
Funny how these fucktards hate government until they want to use it to shut down the rights for people they hate.
The gay couple who sued Hood County, Texas, Clerk Katie Lang after she refused to issue them a marriage license has settled their lawsuit, and 'religious freedom' isn't cheap.
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Technically this does and doesn't belong in this collection, but no matter. The sexism that is inherent to gaming is pretty bad, and yea, it's almost always beta males that are sexist pigs in games.

I'm happy to see all female teams being formed and sponsored in esports. I'd like to see it more often.

Generally speaking, the guys who want esports to remain a sausage fest are the same guys who are terrified of losing to a female. Pretty pathetic really.
 
Professional gaming is continuing to take off in Asia, with Hong Kong celebrating the formation of its first professional all-female League of Legends...
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Two men were arrested on Sunday after reports that shots were fired from the roof of an elementary school in Richmond, Texas, local law enforcement officials said. No injuries were reported. Police responded to calls at about 8 a.m. that shots wer
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Over the last 16 years, Jon Stewart has played an influential and iconic role in covering US politics and media. We believe he should continue that tradition as a moderator at one of the 2016 Presidential Debates. Jon Stewart is more than qualified to tackle the moderating job. Mr. Stewart has interviewed 15 heads of state, 22 members of the United States Cabinet, 32 members of the United States Senate, 7 members of the United States House of ...
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“A special offer for those who have some explaining to do today...”
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That awkward moment when your white privilege starts to show...
 
The owner of an “eclectic” art gallery in Macon, Georgia took down the Confederate Flag flying outside the business this week — and replaced it with a World War II-era Nazi flag. According to WGXA Channel 24, the gallery SEVEN on Second will be flying the Nazi flag for a week. Owner Anthony Harris told the TV station, “I just want people to realize that it’s a flag. Don’t get so much in an uproar …
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I really dislike Best Buy overall. Their prices are a total ripoff, and typically their employees are idiots. This store is a bit of an exception. Every time I have needed anything out of the ordinary, they have gone out of their way to help me. The fact that the customer service I have received at this store is so good makes me happy to shop there. That said, Best Buy prices are a total ripoff. Make sure you have a price matching app (like ShopSavvy) so that you can have them pricematch with Amazon, Newegg, Frys or Microcenter.
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Quality: GoodAppeal: GoodService: Good
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I am originally from Kansas City, and the Microcenter on 91st and Metcalf in Overland Park, KS is freaking awesome. This Microcenter is ok. Until recently it had utterly dismal and depressing lighting. They changed it around Black Friday of 2012, so it's actually quite nice. They also made the store much less Cluttered. The sales staff in the parts department are nice and helpful. The people in the monitor section are typical salesmen, which is basically useless when it comes to information. Overall it's a great store, but their staff could use some educating.
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Quality: ExcellentAppeal: Very GoodService: Good
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Great place to go for music equipment. The Guitar tech is frigging awesome and his prices are VERY reasonable. Nothing Bad to say!
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