dopetivity128:

tsunamistorms:

just-enjoy-this-shiit:

 





MJ got that real nigga dap lol

The baddest man around

MJ was a real nigga, though.

MJ is from Gary goddamn Indiana. I’ll put money on him being able to throw them hands on the low.

You know Joe wasn’t about to raise no punks letting other people push them around. Joe looks like the type of daddy to say “either you fight him or you fight me.”


I think he was ^

 i second that emotion. 

dopetivity128:

tsunamistorms:

just-enjoy-this-shiit:

 

MJ got that real nigga dap lol

The baddest man around

MJ was a real nigga, though.

MJ is from Gary goddamn Indiana. I’ll put money on him being able to throw them hands on the low.

You know Joe wasn’t about to raise no punks letting other people push them around. Joe looks like the type of daddy to say “either you fight him or you fight me.”

I think he was ^

 i second that emotion. 

And if Michael Brown was not angelic, I was practically demonic. I had my first drink when I was 11. I once brawled in the cafeteria after getting hit in the head with a steel trash can. In my junior year I failed five out of seven classes. By the time I graduated from high school, I had been arrested for assaulting a teacher and been kicked out of school (twice.) And yet no one who knew me thought I had the least bit of thug in me. That is because I also read a lot of books, loved my Commodore 64, and ghostwrote love notes for my friends. In other words, I was a human being. A large number of American teenagers live exactly like Michael Brown. Very few of them are shot in the head and left to bake on the pavement.

The “angelic” standard was not one created by the reporter. It was created by a society that cannot face itself, and thus must employ a dubious “morality” to hide its sins. It is reinforced by people who have embraced the notion of “twice as good” while avoiding the circumstances which gave that notion birth. Consider how easily living in a community “with rough patches” becomes part of a list of ostensible sins. Consider how easily “black-on-black crime” becomes not a marker of a shameful legacy of segregation but a moral failing.

Ta-Nehisi Coates, being amazing. (via politicalprof)