Fannish insanity and social justice rage, all in one helpful place! eleanor_lavish on LJ and AO3, if you're wondering why all this seems eerily familiar...
maybe i’m a goddamn bleeding heart hippie liberal but i’m totally down with paying an extra .50 cents for a thing of fries if the person who makes me those fries doesn’t have to work 3 jobs just to survive.
Dear The Rest of the World,
UPDATE: AMERICA IS STILL A FUCKING RACIST PLACE TO LIVE! If someone tells you America is a post-racial paradise, THEY ARE LYING TO YOUR FACE.
I feel shitty even writing this, because I’m one of the East Coast, Ivy League, privileged white girls who is full of shock and rage and righteous indignation at this verdict. Most black folks I know/have seen on twitter are just home drinking and being sad, but they aren’t surprised at all. Not even a little. And THAT, my friends, is an even bigger take-away for me than the bullshit verdict in this case. That is the thing I’m going to remember. That this case isn’t one in a million - it’s one OF a million cases where it turns out that, according to the LAWS OF THIS LAND, it’s illegal to be young and male and black and taking a walk in this country.
That’s a lesson that I hope stays with me a long time. And I hope I keep the anger and the indignation too, because GOD DAMN, this is fucked up.
Anyway, go see Pacific Rim. It’s a movie about monsters and robots and Idris Elba is excellent in it and America isn’t even IN this movie, and it will take your mind off the fact that a young man was just found guilty of his own vicious murder.