Take 5 minutes out of your morning/night to educate yourself on this young man LL. The brother was LYNCHED. “Crackertown”, North Carolina. Been gone since the morning of Aug. 29th. Day of his first football game of his senior year. All that hard work in the summer for nothin’. #JusticeForLennonLacy
This needs more light..
A little more information, 17-year-old Lennon Lacy was found hanging from a swingset on August 29th and cause of death was identified as asphyxia due to hanging. Police are calling it a suicide - as in no foul play involved. HOWEVER, Lacy’s mother, while looking at her dead son in the body bag, noticed a lump on his head that she hadn’t seen the day before. It was not noted in the autopsy. He was also found wearing different shoes, not the size 12 gray and neon green Jordan’s he bought a few days before, but a pair of 10.5 white sneakers with the laces removed that his family did not recognize.
Lacy was also in a relationship with a 31-year-old white woman. They were forced to lie about their relationship because in the small North Carolina town of Bladenboro, where 86 Black people were lynched between 1882 and 1968, an interracial relationship between a 17-year-old and 31-year-old caused some “tension”. Lacy’s neighbors were instructed by police to take down a confederate flag and sign that read “N*****s Keep Out’.
Just days after Lacy’s funeral, his grave was desecrated, taking the flowers 40 feet away from his burial site and digging a hole in the plot.
Keep doing research. Keep spreading the word. Don’t forget him. #JusticeForLennonLacy
Ugh.. so horrible.. why isn’t this in the news?
"The rate of police killings of black Americans is nearly the same rate of lynchings in the early decades of the 20th century."
Never forget that the Ferguson police left Mike Brown’s body out in the hot summer sun, uncovered for more than 5 hours. Sound familiar? #staywoke #farfromover
Wow, that rate is disturbing.
the number one thing of the many things about this article is the way the writer seems to think that scumbag millennials who are too lazy to get jobs obtain these costumes somehow for free (?) rather than them requiring significant disposable income. ‘people are spending more of their money on consumer goods, no wonder the economy’s in the tank’ - a real employed person with the academic qualifications to call himself an economist
Seriously? Is this real?How does dressing up interfere with working? lol.. there is such a thing as free time..
who spends an unreasonable amount of money on new books when they already have dozens of unread books at home
the answer is always me
For me, this is more like:
who checks out books from the library when they already have unread books at home
My Black Widow cosplay for NYCC 2014
My boyfriend and I at NY Comic Con this past weekend.. oh, and LeVar Burton
With all the heat Anita Sarkeesian gets for her Tropes series, you’d think it was a new topic, but Gene Siskel & Roger Ebert had a discussion on a similar theme when they were talking about the influx of slasher movies on their show in 1980.
I can’t believe this post made it to my dash with this valuable commentary deleted. This is the entire reason that this show came up in the first place. Here’s the Polygon article that broached the subject. It’s incredibly relevant to entertainment media of all kinds today.
Part 1 was already linked by the OP, but here’s part 2 of the show for convenience. (x)
Crazy how it’s almost been 35 years and nothing has really changed.
I couldn’t really get behind the “let’s tweet all the stars and producers to make Rosa bi” campaign because like Stephanie, yeah it would be cool if they wrote her as bi, but I’m not sure why they need to be told what to do. I really doubt no one there thought about making Rosa lesbian or bi. And it’s not like they don’t because they’re afraid viewers won’t like it… they already have a beloved gay character in Captain Holt. So yeah, just let the writers do their jobs.