#NotTheOne: Black Girl Called N-Word Fights Back, Becomes Meme
Be warned: Calling Black folks racial epitaphs might not only get you a beat down, but be turned into a series of hilarious memes circulating on Twitter.
According to Aleeyah405, a Black teen from Oklahoma, wrote that she was recently involved in a brawl between a local white teen who thought it was a good idea to call her a n&*ga. According to Twitter, Aleeyah and her friends rolled up to the girl’s house to confront her after being told she was “going to blow [Aleeyah’s] head off.” Soon after, the verbal altercation become physical when Aleeyah punched the girl in her face.
Well the video of that fight has now gone viral with Black Twitter weighing in, turning the situation into some of the most funniest memes since last week’s #MemeHistory.
While we don’t condone violence, there are times when you have to stick up for yourself and let people know you are not the one.
Harvard Agrees to Retire Law School Shield Tied to Slavery
It’s only 2016, but Harvard Law School has finally agreed to remove slavery imagery from its shield. According to The Associated Press, the school reached its decision in light of a “campus committee’s previous recommendation to remove the shield.”
Approved in 1937, the shield shows three bundles of wheat modeled after the family crest of slaveholder Isaac Royall Jr., who donated his estate to help create the law school. Royall Jr inherited his estate and many slaves from his father, “a slaveholder who was known for his cruelty,” The AP noted. (The Associated Press)
Conservative Party Over Trump, Trying To Create Third Political Party
When the GOP thinks that fellow Republican Donald Trump is too racist and detrimental to the U.S., you know it’s really bad.
Other prominent conservatives led by Erick Erickson are trying to block the reality star and current frontrunner from winning the Republican presidential nomination by creating a third political party, aka “unity ticket,” to challenge Trump at the Republican convention this July, CNN reported.
In a statement released on Thursday, Erikson wrote, “If that unity ticket is unable to get 1,237 delegates prior to the convention, we recognize that it took Abraham Lincoln three ballots at the Republican convention in 1860 to become the party’s nominee and if it is good enough for Lincoln, that process should be good enough for all the candidates without threats of riots.”
While Tex. Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s names were being thrown out as potential running mates for this new party, it’s unknown who will be boasted on this ticket.
“We intend to keep our options open as to other avenues to oppose Donald Trump. Our multiple decades of work in the conservative movement for free markets, limited government, national defense, religious liberty, life, and marriage are about ideas, not necessarily parties,” the statement concluded. (CNN)
Black Lives Matter To Lead San Francisco Pride Parade
The San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration Committee recently announced that the Black Lives Matter Movement will serve as its organizational grand marshalls for the city’s annual parade on June 26. This year’s theme for the 46th event is “For Racial and Economic Justice.” In a statement, the committee explained their choice, saying that movement stands by the lives of everyone within their community.
“Black Lives Matter affirms the lives of Black queer and trans folks, disabled folks, black-undocumented folks, folks with records, women and all Black lives along the gender spectrum. It centers those that have been marginalized within Black liberation movements. It is a tactic to (re)build the Black liberation movement,” they wrote.
Other marshalls of color include Bay Area’s Larry Yang and Janetta Johnson, executive director of the Transgender Gender Variant and Intersex Justice Project. (Colorlines)