This is great and I love the rationale and logistics of it, but we must cite our sources (either with a web address or something). I am always received with reluctance when I spout of statistics and information that I have not established a foundation for (from both White People and POC’s), and it is difficult to touch academics and scholars with these issues if you can’t back it up.
Granted, a lot of that sounds like trying to appease White people, and don’t get me wrong I hate doing that, but the truth is all these facts, all these figures would be a lot powerful if someone stood up and questions you and your findings and you say, “Well Mr. Asshole, don’t take my word for it, by all means you can look up these figures and facts at www.msnbc.com/fuckyou to get a better understanding of what I am talking about.”
I know google is alive and well, but telling someone that you know information and where to find it is way more powerful than just saying, “google it.” You’re smart and great and don’t be afraid to flaunt what you got.
“You know what the most dangerous thing in America is, right? N—— with a library card. ” Brother Mouzone, The Wire (2003)
(Source: jessehimself, via justice4mikebrown)