When a white teenager named Steve Lohner was stopped by the police last month and refused to show his ID after carrying a loaded shotgun on the streets of Aurora, Colorado (the same city where a mass murderer killed 12 people and injured 70 others in a packed movie theater in July 2012), the teen walked away with nothing but a citation.
But when a 22-year-old black kid named John Crawford picked up a mere BB gun in a Walmart store in Dayton, Ohio last week, customers called the police, who then shot and killed him.
Here lies a racial disparity that’s difficult for honest people to ignore. How can black people openly carry a real gun when we can’t even pick up a BB gun in a store without arousing suspicion? The answer in America is that the Second Amendment doesn’t really apply to black people.— Keith Boykin, "Does the Second Amendment Only Apply to White People?" (via holygoddamnshitballs)
reading Concise History of Canada’s First Nations and has the following you never hear of in your god damn high school history class:
"In AD 458, Chinese records tell us, the monk Hwui Shan, with four companions, sailed to the east and reached the land of Fu-Sang, believed to be in present-day Mexico, where he stayed for 40 years, returning to China in 499."
there’s other mentions i’m just working through right now (uni text holla), but legitimately as someone who went through Canada’s high school system in the last 10 years, none of this shit is ever mentioned. at all.