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It sounds like a lonely person’s digitally scrambled sense of himself in a culture of total connectedness. »Kirk Walker Graves, describing the vocoder outro in Kanye West’s ‘Runaway’.
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The decision to bring up the robbery in light of Brown’s killing, which the victim’s family charged as character assassination, was so tactless and infuriating a move that the family has urged protesters not to ‘take that bait and begin to riot.’ In times like these, of course, it is important for at least one group to keep their heads, and right now it definitely isn’t the police. »Geo Ong, from ‘Urchins Take Sides: Ferguson
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It sounds like the failure of logic in a moment of distilled emotion. »Kirk Walker Graves, describing the vocoder outro in Kanye West’s ‘Runaway’.
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It sounds like a hangover swearing off alcohol. »Kirk Walker Graves, describing the vocoder outro in Kanye West’s ‘Runaway’.
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'After generations of slavery, discrimination, and laws that prevented them from enjoying basic human rights, black Americans have been expected to ‘move on’ in the span of a few decades. And no doubt they would have liked to. But the reality is that an entire institutionalised system of racism and oppression exists in the US today. It is the rest of America’s refusal to acknowledge the systemic racism facing black communities that led to the current situation in Ferguson, Missouri. It is the reason Michael Brown is dead.'

from ‘Urchins Take Sides: Ferguson’

'After generations of slavery, discrimination, and laws that prevented them from enjoying basic human rights, black Americans have been expected to ‘move on’ in the span of a few decades. And no doubt they would have liked to. But the reality is that an entire institutionalised system of racism and oppression exists in the US today. It is the rest of America’s refusal to acknowledge the systemic racism facing black communities that led to the current situation in Ferguson, Missouri. It is the reason Michael Brown is dead.'

from ‘Urchins Take Sides: Ferguson

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mvgl:

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 2x09 - “Cased Up” (November 11, 1991)

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It sounds like the feeling of having something vitally important to say and not having the language to say it. »Kirk Walker Graves, describing the vocoder outro of Kanye West’s ‘Runaway’.
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teamcoco:

#Conan talks #SeaWorld in last night’s monologue. (at CONAN)

teamcoco:

#Conan talks #SeaWorld in last night’s monologue. (at CONAN)

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It sounds like a pilot reading the beatitudes through a broken intercom to the passengers of a doomed flight. »Kirk Walker Graves, describing the vocoder outro of Kanye West’s ‘Runaway’.
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Ferguson 08/18/2014

Officers continue to not wear their name badges

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