Monday, January 11, 2016

Steadily being censored: Facebook Community Standards are oppressive and inconsistent as fuck!




We removed the post below because it doesn't follow the Facebook Community Standards:

"Let's not act like cuz you rap like it you live a black life, Like you get pulled over, tap tap at the window, flashlight, 'All you niggas get out the vehicle, you fit the description of a suspect that committed a murder, last night,' Nah you don't know what that's like, yo ass white, suburban kids tryna be more street pushing rock but that's light." B Dot The God 

https://www.facebook.com/383440269257/videos/10153962139779258

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we all know that facebook isn't about creating a "safe place" for people with all the unchecked hate speech and animal abuse posts, but if you challenge the status quo you better expect that facebook will shut you down.  fuck that!

Friday, January 8, 2016

Facebook censored and blocked me for 72 hours for sharing "Please don't change your profile pictures to the tricolours of a state..." by Lali Mohamed



"please don't change your profile pictures to the tricolours of a state that repeatedly bombs camps in somalia, villages in mali, hospitals in afghanistan and tests their nuclear bombs in the sahara dessert. france names bombs after these colours - gerboise bleue, gerboise blanche, gerboise rouge.

historically, france is considered the fourth largest colonizer in europe ravaging countless africannations. these are same colours that demanded haiti pay them 150 million francs (over 40 billion today) for destroying the plantations of slave owners during the revolution, putting haiti in centuries worth of debt.

today, they are the exporters of the most vile and violent islamophobia despite going into north and east africa. you can feel sad for those who lost their lives in paris without propping up the colours of a nation who has taken so many lives and continues to take so many lives through airstrikes in the global south. this selective outrage is yours. have at it. but know that so many of us are pained by your silence when baghdad is bombed. when falestine is bombed. when beirut is bombed. are these lives also not worth mourning? what is it about the lives of black and brown people that makes it so hard for you to mourn them?

i know the answer, and it hurts, but please, please don't make it worse by waving the white supremacist french flag on my feed."

- lali mohammad


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the above post got me censored and blocked from facebook for 72 hours back in november.  however, brilliant animal whites and their allies were able to cough up some pretty colorful stuff while the post was still active, some of which got reported but facebook isn't concerned about removing or challenging actual hate speech or anything that perpetuate the status quo (i.e. white supremacy, islamophobia):






Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: How Hip-Hop Went Vegan | First We Feast

Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: How Hip-Hop Went Vegan | First We Feast



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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Facebook censored and blocked me for a week for sharing "An Open Letter to People of Color" by Dakota Bracciale


Dakota Bracciale
 [author of the following letter]
"An Open Letter to People of Color:
Please do not trust white people.
Every single one of us is racist, it's something we were born and raised into, we were and are consistently indoctrinated into white supremacy.
Indifference and apathy towards systemic racism and it's horrific results is not just more comfortable, it is incentivized; we are actively rewarded by white supremacy in it's many forms for ignoring people of color and their cries for injustice.
Our bones are riddled with it, it's everywhere.
We were taught the the history of our nation through textbooks written by white men with a vested interest in how the story was and is being told.
So we think that MLK Jr is the patron saint of polite black folks (to be invoked against the angry ones), peanut butter is the extent of black excellence, and according to the newest textbooks, slaves were just unpaid interns.
We were brought up being given medicine designed for us by white men, men who historically tortured black women and murdered black babies to found gynecology, men who performed surgeries on black people without any anesthesia and no precautions because it was believe that black people can not feel pain.
And you wonder why we do not sympathize when black children are gunned down by police?
Nothing stopped, the framework of systemic racism just keeps getting dressed differently, yesterday's fire hoses and attack dogs are today's cultural appropriation, tone policing and respectability politics.
We are the ones who committed genocide, stole this land, and now, generations later, think it's cool to dress up like the folks we massacred.
We're the ones making fun of people who can't speak "perfect" English, we're the ones who've come up with every single racial slur used in this country.
We're so much more concerned about you questioning us, telling us no or calling us out than we are what you're actually experiencing at our hands.
We will spent countless hours just poking at you, trolling you just to prove you're this less intellectual, overly emotional animal, to get you to fail a standard we set for you without ever clueing you in on it.
We are the ones who built this country on the blood, the bodies and the backs of people of color and then built Mt Rushmore, statues, monuments to white men.
We rigged the economy, the government and the schools, created the ghettos, set you up for failure and then we blame you for your not pulling yourself up by your bootstraps.
We are still making you defend yourselves, over and over ad infinitum. We make you defend your personhood, your autonomy, your agency, your decency, your humanity because when you keep minorities on the defensive, when you keep them explaining who they are and justifying their right to life - nothing real ever gets done.
Even though I'm queer, even though I'm trans, I still get to sit in the "Whites Only" section and I have heard what gets said and I'm begging you, please don't trust us."

by
Dakota Bracciale
  

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