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Southern gent (34.0856308, -80.9361465) in search of his accent. Politics geek and doctoral student. I write. I wonder.

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**call her back from yesterday; she doesn't answer**

**Mom calls me back 10 minutes later**

Mom:
Hey, let me call you back. I'm on the phone with your aunt.

Me:
Why did you bother calling me to tell me you were going to call me back?

Mom:
Shut up!

**an hour later**

Mom:
What do you want for your birthday. I have an idea of what I want to get you, but if you want something else I wanna get it.

Me:
I don't want anything. Please don't buy anything.

Mom:
What? Why don't you want anything? That's weird. Don't you want to at least know what I was gonna give you?

Me:
Sure.

Mom:
A new set of pots! 'Cause when I come up, I wanna cook in a new set 'cause I don't like yours.

Me:
So you're getting yourself a new set of pots in my name?

Mom:
Shut up!

yaasssblackgirls:

cracked:

sorenbowie:

codyjohnston:

shinji-kun69:

Don’t ever fucking try to tell me that white people aren’t targeted and discriminated against for the color of their skin. Don’t ever try to fucking say that ANYONE has never been discriminated against. If you want fucking justice, then ACT on that justice.

HI UM NOPE

This headline is the deformed offspring of lies, bad reporting, and a Getty Image from 2012 taken after a man was beaten by police at the Occupy Wall Street protests.

The article cites no sources and reads like a Facebook Aunt telling a story they heard from their son’s buddy Taylor, most likely because it’s a poorly-paraphrased version of this also false article that calls itself ”White Man Cold-Cocked By Vicious Ferguson Mob In Blatant Racist Attack.” Money quote from the article:

Most recently, a man was simply standing outside of a St. Louis McDonald’s where he was surrounded by a group of black man who punched the man in the face for no reason whatsoever. Seemingly unprovoked, the group intentionally targeted this man for nothing more than his skin color in a backwards attempt at justice for Mike Brown.”

Ah, yes, the classic “for no reason whatsoever” immediately followed by “for nothing more than his skin color in a backwards attempt at justice for Mike Brown” trick. That old reporting chestnut.

Anyway. The tale of an entire mob attacking this man was

followed up by showing these tweets, where the story originated:

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This is all from the same article, mind you. There’s a paragraph describing a mob of black men attacking this white guy, and then they show the actual source describing a single black man punching the guy in the face once. Also? The Knockout Game doesn’t exist.

ALSO also?

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So really, “Black Man Punches White Man In Face, Other Black Men Try To Apprehend Black Man Who Punched White Man In Face,” because Ferguson’s hero-to-asshole ratio is actually through the fucking roof.

And yet…

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Anyway. It sucks that the guy got punched a couple weeks ago, but if you’re going to lie about it, try being just so much better at lying.

Cracked shouldn’t be the “journalists” catching this kind of thing. If you read something that sounds outrageous but tickles that part of your brain that wants it to be true, there’s a good chance it’s made up specifically to do that tickling. Take twenty minutes to research it before sharing or you sound like an idiot.

We can de-bullshit you on this kind of stuff but honestly it’s getting exhausting.

Yep. I’ve seen a few bullshit stories like this on fb. 

An article I read said a mob of black guys beat up two marines. But as I got to scrolling the article the same damn article stated that security cameras CONFIRMED that there was no MOB of black guys, only two.. and yet they kept saying MOB of black guys throughout the article tho. Smh. 

I was like white people you are doing the absolute MOST. Chill out. 

White people wanna be oppressed so bad it hurts. That white guilt is yours forever.

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