A disturbing story emerged out of the Bronx on Thursday. Two Muslim sisters, Lamis Chapman and Khalia Wilson, aged 12 and 14 respectively, told the New York Daily News that they were thrown to the ground, put in chokeholds, and had their hijabs violently torn off by members of the NYPD, for a reason that remains unclear.
Chapman and Wilson said they were playing handball around 9:30 pm in the park near their home in the Lester Patterson Houses in Mott Haven, the Bronx, when police approached them and asked them to leave, as the park was closed.
The girls recounted that the cops followed them out of the park, and one grabbed Wilson from behind, putting her in a chokehold and wrestling her to the ground. “They said they asked for ID. I didn’t hear them,” reported Wilson. When her sister protested, she was also thrown to the ground, and both sisters’ headscarves were ripped off.
"I kept saying, ‘I’m 14! What are you doing? We’re not bad kids,’" explained Wilson.
When their 15-year-old brother, Shytike Wilson, saw the police assaulting his younger sisters from a window, he ran to their aid. “I asked them why my sisters were in handcuffs,” he said, when the police, “charged me, picked me up, and slammed me on the floor.”
An 18-year-old college student, Jonathan Harris, became involved when he heard the girls screaming and ran to the park to help. He told the cops to leave the teens alone and took out his cell phone to record the incident, but was also subjected to police abuse.
i don’t even know how to feel/ how i feel about this.
I wouldn’t even be able to iron on it!
I think this is betye Saar work
who is responsible for this bullshit?
The people should not be afraid of their government. The
government should be afraid of their people.
Holy fucking shit is this relevant.
This needs 1 million notes
Reblog this every fucking time I see it
reblog καθε φορα που το βλεπω γαμω την πουταναα. !
This image is one of the most powerful pro-choice images I’ve ever seen. When I saw it in the newspaper I immediately cut it out and hung it on my wall.
This is not my image. I’m using it with permission from Arthur Newspaper.
The sad part is a lot of people don’t even understand what the hanger represents. Awful.
Jourdan Dunn in “The Girl Dunn Good” photographed by Angelo Pennetta For Miss Vogue April 2014
“I don’t know why people applaud designers for having just one ethnic model. It’s not like only one type of woman loves fashion.”
“I find it weird when agents say, ‘You’re the only black girl booked for the show. Isn’t it great?’ Why is it great?"
Comments on the trailer of the new Annie movie staring Quvenzhané Wallis and Jamie Foxx.
Would you just look at how racism isn’t a thing anymore in today’s society.
Every day, just a little more…
smh white people are insane
"Racism is dead and black people should just get over it."
This kind of response is as disgusting as it is predictable.