So I went to a Hungarian party out in the country with my group a few days ago. It was about an hour outside of the city and we had a Hungarian friend as our tour guide. But, classic Sierra talks all the time and distracts the only person that knows which buses to take and trains to hop on and off and BAM we missed out stop. So fifteen minutes later we got to the next stop, completely in the middle of the Hungarian countryside, no civilization to be found. Thank God another train came, we hopped on it. Then OF COURSE a person came by to check our tickets and we were mere seconds away from getting charged about 80 American dollars (16,000 forint) for having tickets we already used. But, Bori talked our way out of it. (*Disclaimer: Bori is actually one of the coolest people I’ve ever met, in a few weeks we’re seeing a play together and we’ll also have a class together this semester).
White people:You have to wait for the facts before you talk about Ferguson!
Eyewitnesses:He was on his knees with his hands up.
Medical examiner:There was no gunpowder residue on Mike Brown, no sign of struggle, and there were entry wounds on the inside of his arms and the top of his head, implying he was on his knees with his hands up.
Convenience store owner and clerk:There was no robbery and we didn't call the cops.
Ferguson PD:Okay, we admit it, Wilson didn't know anything happened at the convenience store and we determined no crime was committed.
White people:Nobody can say what happened! We still have to wait for the facts to come in!
name: sierra dob: april 1st gender: female tagging: meh no one whateva
i made this once and it never went anywhere
food: sushi and bread drink: water or coffee movie: an education, donnie darko
tv shows: i watch 22ish shows. tops are: always sunny, shameless, amazing race, survivor, mindy project, mmfd, american horror story, orphan black
band: one direction place: washington d.c. school subject: history is my favorite to learn about…favorite to do are film history classes sport: to play: lacrosse
to watch: basketball
actor: will smith actress: semi recent brit marling kick.
siblings: older brother and older sister. a brother-in-law
dream job: talk show host
fears: spiders, the dark, fingernails/toenails, being pregnant religion: i love jesus a lot a LOT. tattoos: one day!!! piercings: two lobes and one cartilage. languages: english, some spanish, currently learning hungarian.
“I am not Mike Brown. I am white. I am middle class. I am female. I am small. I am not considered a threat. When police see me they see someone who looks like them. They see their mothers, their daughters, their sisters, themselves. I am not at risk of being shot by police for existing while black. I am not at risk of being shot while unarmed. I am not at risk of being shot while armed with nothing more than a BB gun. I am not at risk of being shot for reaching for my wallet. I am privileged.
But I am outraged. And if you aren’t outraged, then you aren’t paying attention. This is America in 2014. This is our reality. It’s so easy to get jaded and to ignore these atrocities, to act like this doesn’t affect us. It’s so easy to get apathetic. In the past it was the youth who protested. Where is the rage of the youth? Where is our rage?
Like I said, I am not Mike Brown. But I am outraged.”—: I am not Mike Brown. (via asgardian-feminist)