@1 year ago with 246 notes
#racism #feminism #native american #ndn #red indian #headdress #indian hat 

Pilgrim and Indian themed Thanksgiving party 

The racism doesn’t have to end at Halloween. These people intend to make racism a staple of every holiday, not that Thanksgiving needed any help with that.

Because genocide is always funny.

And so is the sexualization of Native American women. And because I can never say this enough: Native American women are 2.5 times more likely to be sexually assaulted than other US women. 1 out of 3 Native American women will be raped in her life. 86% of the rapes will be committed by non-Native American men. These statistics are from an Amnesty International report on violence against Native women.

Please report this as offensive to facebook. The event is an open one, so we can all comment and say we’re not attending.

(Source: amnestyusa.org)

@2 years ago with 57 notes
#racism #racist #native american 

readin & fightin: (un)Fun with statistics: unemployment by race 

liquornspice:

livingwithendo:

liquornspice:

And do we even HAVE comprehensive data on American Indian poverty? Cuz unemployment on reservations is basically the rule, not the exception.  I mean, it’s why they were even created in the first place…

(Bolding mine)

If you look it up you can find it, but you won’t find it on easy-to-find statistics pages like you will for the four races listed above. So no, it’s not comprehensive. Be prepared to search and search and search. Here’s a small sampling of what I was able to find after much searching.

According to the Navajo Nation Division of Economic Development, unemployment on the Navajo Reservation was 43.3% in 1998. As reported in the 1990 Census, unemployment on the Navajo Reservation was 27.9%; in Arizona, the rate was 7.1%, and in New Mexico it was 7.9%. In Gallup, the unemployment rate for Indians was 12.0%; for all Gallup residents, it was 5.8%.

In the barren grasslands of Ziebach County, there’s almost nothing harder to find in winter than a job. This is America’s poorest county, where more than 60 percent of people live at or below the poverty line. At a time when the weak economy is squeezing communities across the nation, recently released census figures show that nowhere are the numbers as bad as here — a county with 2,500 residents, most of them Cheyenne River Sioux Indians living on a reservation. In the coldest months of the year, when seasonal construction work disappears and the South Dakota prairie freezes, unemployment among the Sioux can hit 90 percent.

In the 1990 U.S. Census, Indian residents made up 18.5 percent of the total population of Fremont County. The low income of households on the Wind River Indian Reservation meant that they contributed only 8.5 percent of the county’s total household income. In the 1990s, Fremont County has been one of Wyoming’s more economically depressed areas. Its 1989 per capita income was 80 percent of the state average. Fremont County consistently has the state’s highest rate of unemployment, much of which can be attributed to the exceedingly high unemployment of persons living on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

I’m willing to bet that with the current economy the unemployment rate has gone up. I’d actually be incredibly surprised if it hasn’t. (And please don’t try the whole ” but casinos!” argument. There are very few tribes that have an extremely successful casino.)

Thanks for finding all this! I was just copying from the data I was able to find, so there were definitely holes. Such as, yeah, none of the data included indigenous people.

Thanks so much for finding this!!!

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@2 years ago with 266 notes
#occupy wall street #occupywallst #race #racism #unemployment #white economic crisis #native american #native americans 

After immigration ruling at Foley school with Hispanic population, students cry, withdraw, no-show | al.com 

midwestmountainmama:

ziatroyano:

FOLEY, Alabama — Many of the 223 Hispanic students at Foley Elementary came to school Thursday crying and afraid, said Principal Bill Lawrence.

Nineteen of them withdrew, and another 39 were absent, Lawrence said, the day after a federal judge upheld much of Alabama’s strict new immigration law, which authorizes law enforcement to detain people suspected of not being U.S. citizens and requires schools to ask new enrollees for a copy of their birth certificate.

Even more of the students — who are U.S. citizens by birth, but their parents may not be — were expected to leave the state over the weekend, Lawrence said.

“It’s been a challenging day, an emotional day. My children have been in tears today. They’re afraid,” he said. “We have been in crisis-management mode, trying to help our children get over this.”

Foley Elementary has the area’s largest percentage of Hispanic students, about 20 percent of its student body.

(via Jack & Jill Politics)

Jesus christ. This makes me sick. 

(via butterfacebooger-deactivated201)

@2 years ago with 141 notes
#immigration #racism #alabama 

"I didn’t know any white people WITHOUT a messiah complex."

Sherman Alexie talking about growing up on the Coeur d’Alene reservation in Washington state at the National Book Festival  (via amillionparachutes)

(via binesi-manidoo)

@2 years ago with 34 notes
#Sherman Alexie #Native American #Coeur d'Alene #American Indian #National Book Festival #white people #race #racism 
wtfwhiteprivilege:

zmizet:

I don’t think you guys understand how deeply this goes.
Shel Silverstein was my hero. Particularly because he got me into poetry, into reading in general. To see that he would actually write this…it breaks my fucking heart because another childhood hero has been destroyed. Of course, the poem I know is the “Googies Are Coming” - changed due to controversy. 
I can’t really find words right now, but I’ll get back to you….

We live in a white supremacist society. No one is exempt from being effected by it. I hate when this happens though.
really?!

wtfwhiteprivilege:

zmizet:

I don’t think you guys understand how deeply this goes.

Shel Silverstein was my hero. Particularly because he got me into poetry, into reading in general. To see that he would actually write this…it breaks my fucking heart because another childhood hero has been destroyed. Of course, the poem I know is the “Googies Are Coming” - changed due to controversy. 

I can’t really find words right now, but I’ll get back to you….

We live in a white supremacist society. No one is exempt from being effected by it. I hate when this happens though.

really?!

(via ze-mxd-zir)

@2 years ago with 56 notes
#discrimination #racism #roma #stereotypes #romani 

Derrick Mason is scheduled to die in Alabama tonight

numol:

IMPORTANT!  re-reblogging again because when i called the Gov’s office, the person who answered said he’s not likely to change his mind and that it’s now up to the Supreme Court to decide.  PLEASE, IF YOU CAN, fax the Supreme Court of Alabama and urge them to grant a Stay of Execution to Derrick Mason.  their fax number is (334) 229-0522.

and here are some online free faxing websites [up to 2 faxes a day for free]:

numol:

meloukhia:

The judge in his case has requested clemency, not least because he had inadequate legal representation which led to the suppression of mitigating factors in his case

And again, for those who say that the death penalty in the United States is not about race—Derrick Mason is a Black man accused of killing a white woman. 

You can contact Alabama Governor Robert Bentley to ask him to reconsider his denial of clemency in this case. 

please do this/pass this around if possible.

EDIT: ALSO, (from here [link]), the Gov’s switchboard phone number is (334) 242-7100, and his fax number is (334) 353-0004.

here’s thecurvature’s phone anxiety advice, if it helps (link).

[snip]

(Source: se-smith)

@2 years ago with 826 notes
#Derrick Mason #action alert #activism #alabama #bigotry #call #calls #clemency #death #death penalty #email #emails #execution #executions #fax #faxes #murder #oppression #phone #racism #resistance #state murder #systemic violence #terrible things #urgent #usa #violence #white supremacy #write #stay 

Pilgrim and Indian themed Thanksgiving party, AGAIN 

So, this is back again.

They just changed their name and deleted any comments that weren’t “Yeah, dudes, I love being racist.” Some screencaps to refresh your memories. These comments weren’t found to be problematic by the moderators.

"can I attend this as a diseased-filled blanket?"

Event Creator: “as long as the disease you come as was in existence during the first thanksgiving.”

"I guarantee there is only like one pilgrim…"

Event Creator: “Lol yea we talked about that. Indian is the sexier easier choice. Might make it guys come as pilgrims girls come as Indians. Think that’s better?”

And everyone’s favorite ironic hipster cultural appropriator, Wednesday Addams. The person who makes it, like, totally okay to dress like an Indian despite perpetuating racist stereotypes about Native Americans.

I’m just repeating myself here now:

Racism and the sexualization of Native American women is not a joke. Native American women are 2.5 times more likely to be sexually assaulted than other US women. 1 out of 3 Native American women will be raped in her life. 86% of the rapes will be committed by non-Native American men. These statistics are from an Amnesty International report on violence against Native women. The source for this post is a link to the report where this information is from.

Please report this as offensive to facebook. The event is an open one, so we can all comment and say we’re not attending.

(Source: amnestyusa.org)

@2 years ago with 23 notes
#Native American #Thanksgiving #Racism 

stfuracists:

Let the truth laugh: Rick Perry’s Camp Niggerhead

In the early years of his political career, Rick Perry began hosting fellow lawmakers, friends and supporters at his family’s secluded West Texas hunting camp, a place known by the name painted in block letters across a large, flat rock standing upright at its gated entrance.

“Niggerhead,” it read.

Ranchers who once grazed cattle on the 1,070-acre parcel on the Clear Fork of the Brazos River called it by that name well before Perry and his father, Ray, began hunting there in the early 1980s. There is no definitive account of when the rock first appeared on the property. In an earlier time, the name on the rock was often given to mountains and creeks and rock outcroppings across the country. Over the years, civil rights groups and government agencies have had some success changing those and other racially offensive names that dotted the nation’s maps.

source

This exactly the kind of beneath the surface racism you can expect from White, Southern politicians. In public they’ll claim, “Oh, of course I’m not racist, racism is terrible, slurs have no place in society.” In private, they’ll retire back to Camp Niggerhead.

“My reaction is, that’s just very insensitive,” [Herman] Cain told Fox. “[There] isn’t a more vile, negative word than the N-word, and for him to leave it there as long as he did, before I hear that they finally painted over it, is just plain insensitive to a lot of black people in this country.”

source

Rick Perry’s spokesperson has been denying that Perry entertained supporters at the camp, with it’s original name in tact, as alleged by the Washington Post article.

‘A number of claims made in the story are incorrect, inconsistent, and anonymous, including the implication that Rick Perry brought groups to the lease when the word on the rock was still visible,’ he said. 

‘The one consistent fact in the story is that the word on a rock was painted over and obscured many years ago.

source

Rick Perry has spoken about how his conservatism was formed growing up in the rural south, but he rarely talks about what it was like growing up in the segregated South. 

@2 years ago with 18 notes
#politics #racism #rick perry #race #the n word 

"Canadians have a knack at off-loading their colonial history of racial marginalization and exploitation onto their southern cousins, the United States."

Racism is alive and well in Canada (via hpandthetreeofnothing)

HOLY FUCK /THIS/. Just this last week my instructor did this. “We don’t really have racism here like they do in America.” YES. YES WE DO.

(via knightoftaurus)

Ouch, Canada.

(via brinx)

Sorry for derailing, but the Northern half of the US tries to pull some similar shit with the Southern half. To be honest, I’d be afraid to live up North after some of the stuff I’ve heard. I’m afraid of White people who’ve never met a Black person. (I’m not denying ANY of the racism that does still go on in the South, though!)

(via fight-blog-deactivated20140124)

@2 years ago with 127 notes
#Canada #Racism #Denial 

Toronto Star » Aboriginal residential school survivors share stories 

lostmymojo:

lols08:

crankyindian:

allyintraining:

juthikakijawani:

Today, at 72, [Shirley] Williams is a professor at Trent University and one of a number of survivors of Canada’s notorious residential schools for native children who will tell her story Wednesday at a special panel at Queen’s Park, part of a cross-cultural dialogue hosted by Lt.-Gov. David Onley.

“It was like living in jail in a foreign land,” said Williams, who attended St. Joseph’s Girls’ School in Spanish, Ont., until she quit at 16, an act she called “liberation.” “We were always hungry and we couldn’t talk to the older girls, even our own sisters — but if parents didn’t send us they could go to jail for up to a year.”

But beyond the hardship and the homesickness, what these schools took away were the pillars of a person’s identity, she said.

“Your spirituality — the beliefs you follow — and your language. You can’t treat other people like that.

“We’re telling our stories so it will never happen again to any child.”

And this is the shit that Canadians refuse to recognize in the present world. It’s funny because Canadians like to pat themselves on the back for being such peacemakers and good to people when this abuse has been going on for about a century. The last residential school closed at 1997, that was only about thirteen years ago.

I’m Canadian, and from what I’ve seen, Canadians generally know about the residential schools, but the average person doesn’t realise how bad it was, and they definitely don’t think of it being recent. Our education system has some serious holes when it comes to Aboriginal history.

every time residential schools get mentioned I want to fucking bawl. also, holy shit my grandfather and other elders went to the one in spanish too. 

I’m 24 and my own mother attended a residential school for a period of time….I hate hearing about how residential schools were something that only happened in the early 1900’s.

Exactly, lols8. My Dad went to residential school for 10 years. My Kokhom, my Moshom, my Aunties, Uncles, even some of my cousins and friends went to residential schools. One of my uncles went to residential school from K-12; he has the personality profile of an orphan. He jokes about not having a heart, but really, how could he learn to love anything growing up in jail? This is not ancient history

(Source: wildunicornherd)

@2 years ago with 85 notes
#canada u suck #cultural genocide #genocide #i hate everything #indigenous #racism #residential schools #toronto 

When white people tell minorities what is and isn’t offensive.

frodoismyhomeboy:

(Source: katnissfreakineverdeen, via yakuntiklaylie)

@2 years ago with 294 notes
#racism #sexism #etc #etc 

Undocumented Women Forced To Give Birth While Shackled And In Police Custody 

@2 years ago with 314 notes
#misogyny #police #racism #God Bless America 
1 year ago
#racism #feminism #native american #ndn #red indian #headdress #indian hat 
Pilgrim and Indian themed Thanksgiving party, AGAIN→

So, this is back again.

They just changed their name and deleted any comments that weren’t “Yeah, dudes, I love being racist.” Some screencaps to refresh your memories. These comments weren’t found to be problematic by the moderators.

"can I attend this as a diseased-filled blanket?"

Event Creator: “as long as the disease you come as was in existence during the first thanksgiving.”

"I guarantee there is only like one pilgrim…"

Event Creator: “Lol yea we talked about that. Indian is the sexier easier choice. Might make it guys come as pilgrims girls come as Indians. Think that’s better?”

And everyone’s favorite ironic hipster cultural appropriator, Wednesday Addams. The person who makes it, like, totally okay to dress like an Indian despite perpetuating racist stereotypes about Native Americans.

I’m just repeating myself here now:

Racism and the sexualization of Native American women is not a joke. Native American women are 2.5 times more likely to be sexually assaulted than other US women. 1 out of 3 Native American women will be raped in her life. 86% of the rapes will be committed by non-Native American men. These statistics are from an Amnesty International report on violence against Native women. The source for this post is a link to the report where this information is from.

Please report this as offensive to facebook. The event is an open one, so we can all comment and say we’re not attending.

(Source: amnestyusa.org)

2 years ago
#Native American #Thanksgiving #Racism 
Pilgrim and Indian themed Thanksgiving party→

The racism doesn’t have to end at Halloween. These people intend to make racism a staple of every holiday, not that Thanksgiving needed any help with that.

Because genocide is always funny.

And so is the sexualization of Native American women. And because I can never say this enough: Native American women are 2.5 times more likely to be sexually assaulted than other US women. 1 out of 3 Native American women will be raped in her life. 86% of the rapes will be committed by non-Native American men. These statistics are from an Amnesty International report on violence against Native women.

Please report this as offensive to facebook. The event is an open one, so we can all comment and say we’re not attending.

(Source: amnestyusa.org)

2 years ago
#racism #racist #native american 

stfuracists:

Let the truth laugh: Rick Perry’s Camp Niggerhead

In the early years of his political career, Rick Perry began hosting fellow lawmakers, friends and supporters at his family’s secluded West Texas hunting camp, a place known by the name painted in block letters across a large, flat rock standing upright at its gated entrance.

“Niggerhead,” it read.

Ranchers who once grazed cattle on the 1,070-acre parcel on the Clear Fork of the Brazos River called it by that name well before Perry and his father, Ray, began hunting there in the early 1980s. There is no definitive account of when the rock first appeared on the property. In an earlier time, the name on the rock was often given to mountains and creeks and rock outcroppings across the country. Over the years, civil rights groups and government agencies have had some success changing those and other racially offensive names that dotted the nation’s maps.

source

This exactly the kind of beneath the surface racism you can expect from White, Southern politicians. In public they’ll claim, “Oh, of course I’m not racist, racism is terrible, slurs have no place in society.” In private, they’ll retire back to Camp Niggerhead.

“My reaction is, that’s just very insensitive,” [Herman] Cain told Fox. “[There] isn’t a more vile, negative word than the N-word, and for him to leave it there as long as he did, before I hear that they finally painted over it, is just plain insensitive to a lot of black people in this country.”

source

Rick Perry’s spokesperson has been denying that Perry entertained supporters at the camp, with it’s original name in tact, as alleged by the Washington Post article.

‘A number of claims made in the story are incorrect, inconsistent, and anonymous, including the implication that Rick Perry brought groups to the lease when the word on the rock was still visible,’ he said. 

‘The one consistent fact in the story is that the word on a rock was painted over and obscured many years ago.

source

Rick Perry has spoken about how his conservatism was formed growing up in the rural south, but he rarely talks about what it was like growing up in the segregated South. 

2 years ago
#politics #racism #rick perry #race #the n word 
readin & fightin: (un)Fun with statistics: unemployment by race→

liquornspice:

livingwithendo:

liquornspice:

And do we even HAVE comprehensive data on American Indian poverty? Cuz unemployment on reservations is basically the rule, not the exception.  I mean, it’s why they were even created in the first place…

(Bolding mine)

If you look it up you can find it, but you won’t find it on easy-to-find statistics pages like you will for the four races listed above. So no, it’s not comprehensive. Be prepared to search and search and search. Here’s a small sampling of what I was able to find after much searching.

According to the Navajo Nation Division of Economic Development, unemployment on the Navajo Reservation was 43.3% in 1998. As reported in the 1990 Census, unemployment on the Navajo Reservation was 27.9%; in Arizona, the rate was 7.1%, and in New Mexico it was 7.9%. In Gallup, the unemployment rate for Indians was 12.0%; for all Gallup residents, it was 5.8%.

In the barren grasslands of Ziebach County, there’s almost nothing harder to find in winter than a job. This is America’s poorest county, where more than 60 percent of people live at or below the poverty line. At a time when the weak economy is squeezing communities across the nation, recently released census figures show that nowhere are the numbers as bad as here — a county with 2,500 residents, most of them Cheyenne River Sioux Indians living on a reservation. In the coldest months of the year, when seasonal construction work disappears and the South Dakota prairie freezes, unemployment among the Sioux can hit 90 percent.

In the 1990 U.S. Census, Indian residents made up 18.5 percent of the total population of Fremont County. The low income of households on the Wind River Indian Reservation meant that they contributed only 8.5 percent of the county’s total household income. In the 1990s, Fremont County has been one of Wyoming’s more economically depressed areas. Its 1989 per capita income was 80 percent of the state average. Fremont County consistently has the state’s highest rate of unemployment, much of which can be attributed to the exceedingly high unemployment of persons living on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

I’m willing to bet that with the current economy the unemployment rate has gone up. I’d actually be incredibly surprised if it hasn’t. (And please don’t try the whole ” but casinos!” argument. There are very few tribes that have an extremely successful casino.)

Thanks for finding all this! I was just copying from the data I was able to find, so there were definitely holes. Such as, yeah, none of the data included indigenous people.

Thanks so much for finding this!!!

(via blackraincloud)

2 years ago
#occupy wall street #occupywallst #race #racism #unemployment #white economic crisis #native american #native americans 
"Canadians have a knack at off-loading their colonial history of racial marginalization and exploitation onto their southern cousins, the United States."

Racism is alive and well in Canada (via hpandthetreeofnothing)

HOLY FUCK /THIS/. Just this last week my instructor did this. “We don’t really have racism here like they do in America.” YES. YES WE DO.

(via knightoftaurus)

Ouch, Canada.

(via brinx)

Sorry for derailing, but the Northern half of the US tries to pull some similar shit with the Southern half. To be honest, I’d be afraid to live up North after some of the stuff I’ve heard. I’m afraid of White people who’ve never met a Black person. (I’m not denying ANY of the racism that does still go on in the South, though!)

(via fight-blog-deactivated20140124)

2 years ago
#Canada #Racism #Denial 
After immigration ruling at Foley school with Hispanic population, students cry, withdraw, no-show | al.com→

midwestmountainmama:

ziatroyano:

FOLEY, Alabama — Many of the 223 Hispanic students at Foley Elementary came to school Thursday crying and afraid, said Principal Bill Lawrence.

Nineteen of them withdrew, and another 39 were absent, Lawrence said, the day after a federal judge upheld much of Alabama’s strict new immigration law, which authorizes law enforcement to detain people suspected of not being U.S. citizens and requires schools to ask new enrollees for a copy of their birth certificate.

Even more of the students — who are U.S. citizens by birth, but their parents may not be — were expected to leave the state over the weekend, Lawrence said.

“It’s been a challenging day, an emotional day. My children have been in tears today. They’re afraid,” he said. “We have been in crisis-management mode, trying to help our children get over this.”

Foley Elementary has the area’s largest percentage of Hispanic students, about 20 percent of its student body.

(via Jack & Jill Politics)

Jesus christ. This makes me sick. 

(via butterfacebooger-deactivated201)

2 years ago
#immigration #racism #alabama 
Toronto Star » Aboriginal residential school survivors share stories→

lostmymojo:

lols08:

crankyindian:

allyintraining:

juthikakijawani:

Today, at 72, [Shirley] Williams is a professor at Trent University and one of a number of survivors of Canada’s notorious residential schools for native children who will tell her story Wednesday at a special panel at Queen’s Park, part of a cross-cultural dialogue hosted by Lt.-Gov. David Onley.

“It was like living in jail in a foreign land,” said Williams, who attended St. Joseph’s Girls’ School in Spanish, Ont., until she quit at 16, an act she called “liberation.” “We were always hungry and we couldn’t talk to the older girls, even our own sisters — but if parents didn’t send us they could go to jail for up to a year.”

But beyond the hardship and the homesickness, what these schools took away were the pillars of a person’s identity, she said.

“Your spirituality — the beliefs you follow — and your language. You can’t treat other people like that.

“We’re telling our stories so it will never happen again to any child.”

And this is the shit that Canadians refuse to recognize in the present world. It’s funny because Canadians like to pat themselves on the back for being such peacemakers and good to people when this abuse has been going on for about a century. The last residential school closed at 1997, that was only about thirteen years ago.

I’m Canadian, and from what I’ve seen, Canadians generally know about the residential schools, but the average person doesn’t realise how bad it was, and they definitely don’t think of it being recent. Our education system has some serious holes when it comes to Aboriginal history.

every time residential schools get mentioned I want to fucking bawl. also, holy shit my grandfather and other elders went to the one in spanish too. 

I’m 24 and my own mother attended a residential school for a period of time….I hate hearing about how residential schools were something that only happened in the early 1900’s.

Exactly, lols8. My Dad went to residential school for 10 years. My Kokhom, my Moshom, my Aunties, Uncles, even some of my cousins and friends went to residential schools. One of my uncles went to residential school from K-12; he has the personality profile of an orphan. He jokes about not having a heart, but really, how could he learn to love anything growing up in jail? This is not ancient history

(Source: wildunicornherd)

2 years ago
#canada u suck #cultural genocide #genocide #i hate everything #indigenous #racism #residential schools #toronto 
"I didn’t know any white people WITHOUT a messiah complex."
Sherman Alexie talking about growing up on the Coeur d’Alene reservation in Washington state at the National Book Festival  (via amillionparachutes)

(via binesi-manidoo)

2 years ago
#Sherman Alexie #Native American #Coeur d'Alene #American Indian #National Book Festival #white people #race #racism 
When white people tell minorities what is and isn’t offensive.

frodoismyhomeboy:

(Source: katnissfreakineverdeen, via yakuntiklaylie)

2 years ago
#racism #sexism #etc #etc 
wtfwhiteprivilege:

zmizet:

I don’t think you guys understand how deeply this goes.
Shel Silverstein was my hero. Particularly because he got me into poetry, into reading in general. To see that he would actually write this…it breaks my fucking heart because another childhood hero has been destroyed. Of course, the poem I know is the “Googies Are Coming” - changed due to controversy. 
I can’t really find words right now, but I’ll get back to you….

We live in a white supremacist society. No one is exempt from being effected by it. I hate when this happens though.
really?!
2 years ago
#discrimination #racism #roma #stereotypes #romani 
Undocumented Women Forced To Give Birth While Shackled And In Police Custody→
2 years ago
#misogyny #police #racism #God Bless America 
Derrick Mason is scheduled to die in Alabama tonight

numol:

IMPORTANT!  re-reblogging again because when i called the Gov’s office, the person who answered said he’s not likely to change his mind and that it’s now up to the Supreme Court to decide.  PLEASE, IF YOU CAN, fax the Supreme Court of Alabama and urge them to grant a Stay of Execution to Derrick Mason.  their fax number is (334) 229-0522.

and here are some online free faxing websites [up to 2 faxes a day for free]:

numol:

meloukhia:

The judge in his case has requested clemency, not least because he had inadequate legal representation which led to the suppression of mitigating factors in his case

And again, for those who say that the death penalty in the United States is not about race—Derrick Mason is a Black man accused of killing a white woman. 

You can contact Alabama Governor Robert Bentley to ask him to reconsider his denial of clemency in this case. 

please do this/pass this around if possible.

EDIT: ALSO, (from here [link]), the Gov’s switchboard phone number is (334) 242-7100, and his fax number is (334) 353-0004.

here’s thecurvature’s phone anxiety advice, if it helps (link).

[snip]

(Source: se-smith)

2 years ago
#Derrick Mason #action alert #activism #alabama #bigotry #call #calls #clemency #death #death penalty #email #emails #execution #executions #fax #faxes #murder #oppression #phone #racism #resistance #state murder #systemic violence #terrible things #urgent #usa #violence #white supremacy #write #stay