Yay friends! This photo is in the local newspaper’s slideshow of the Columbus Day Parade.
The signs read “No pride in genocide” and “‘We shall take you, your wives & your children & make slaves of them.’ —Columbus, 1493.”
I should also note that I wasn’t able to be at this (and wasn’t excited anyway about talking to white people about Columbus, white people are really really not my priority) but hopefully there will be a post about how it went? A couple of the people picketing are of Italian descent, so they were having conversations with people about how they can celebrate Italian-American culture with other heroes. And there might be more in the media to come. I’ll check with one of these sweet kids.
Also, they managed to hand out 150 copies of an essay by Tommi Avicolli Mecca about why Columbus Day is fucked and Italian-Americans should move on from the dude.
Columbus Day is actually one of the main reasons we decided to homeschool the girls after they attended public school for their kindergarten & half of their 1dt grade years.
To teach children that he “discovered” anything other than how to rape, enslave & destroy a people pisses me the fuck off.
-_- I could rant for days about how bloody evil that excuse for a man was. WHY is he celebrated?!?! He raped 10 year old girls, killed off entire tribes of indigenous people & destroyed everything he touched.
Dude wait wtf
I don’t know how I feel about the situation but no ones screaming “thug” at the white kid who murdered his parents in their 480000 dollar house
You don’t know enough to profess your “love” for jake Evans (welovejakeevans is where this was reblogged from)
Are you fucking kidding me?
This white boy shot and killed his mom and his sister. In the 911 call he confessed he didn’t even fucking know why, and he was more concerned he may have nightmares over witnessing violence than he he was over the fact his mother and sister were dead. He straight up said his biggest fucking concern after murdering them was that he may have a nightmare.
Yet people are honestly excusing him? How? We are honestly socialized to care about white boys who enact violence against others THIS much?
People can listen to a 911 call where he confesses to murdering two women in his life out of the blue, to having planned it in advance, and to not feeling ANYTHING after… and feel sorry for him? This is the sort of individual our society tells us is sympathetic. So so gross.
Of course those are all white girls. Before reading the commentary, I was going to write that this Jake Evans guy must be white. And lo an behold. How the hell are you going to have sympathy for someone that murders his mother and sister in cold blood. Fuck him and fuck all these people that “feel bad for him”. I have nothing but contempt for all of you. You should be ashamed of yourselves. Please remove yourselves from society.
Seriously, what is this fucking society’s fucking love affair with homicidal white boys?
Compare to images of young men of color. Specifically let’s remember what’s still being said/dug up/misidentified/made up about Trayvon Martin, for being killed. Boys of color are a threat and denied innocence even by being victims; white boys are still allowed innocence when they are the perpetrators.
I’m really hoping the Jake Evans support blog that the photo came from is a hoax…?
White People Ruin Everything.
It’s upsetting critics on both sides take race into consideration in the first place.
It’s upsetting that race has everything to do with this and you fail to take that into consideration. If he wasn’t white, do you think these girls would be feeling sorry for him? Let me save you some breath. The answer is no.
What in the actual FUCK! WHY would anyone feel sympathy for this person?! He murdered his mother & sister for NO FUCKIN REASON. I don’t want to live on this planet anymore. Let me off.
Now I have to order tons of Supernatural, Sherlock & Doctor Who socks so she has more than the one pair of Tardis leggings!