Watch: These kids from Ferguson have an important message for all white people

Sometimes it takes the voices of children to speak truth to power, especially when it comes to the evils of racism.

Without question, the widespread police brutality and abuse, both in Ferguson, Mo., and around the country, has elevated the consciousness of young people across America. But many others still are laboring on the illusion that we are living in a post-racial nation following the election of President Barack Obama.

These kids send the perfect wake up call | Follow micdotcom 


I don’t see how this improves anything if it’s just for white people.


Anonymous asked:

Would you consider kim white?

kingjaffejoffer answered:

Of course she’s white. 

The problem is that most Americans think of whiteness in very narrow terms. Everyone has to look like Taylor Swift or Katy Perry in order to pass. 

There are different types of white people just like there are different types of Asians or Blacks. Ethiopians look different from Nigerians and Black Americans, but we’re all Black. Greeks and Armenians look different from the Irish and White Americans but they’re still all white. 

That entire discussion that caused you to leave this in my ask box is stupid. 

I don’t like the assertion that Kanye’s entire history of constantly speaking out against racism to the detriment of his career (when the vast majority of his peers won’t/don’t) is invalidated because he married a white chick. 

That’s dumb and corny to me.