Petition to Colin Kaepernick, Emory Douglas
CHANGE Dangerous Art Cover that Targets Dark Skinned Black Women
Summary Ex-NFL Quarterback enlisted Emory Douglas to create art centered around abolishing police and closing prisons, which will be the front cover of his book "ABOLITION FOR THE PEOPLE: THE MOVEMENT FOR A FUTURE WITHOUT POLICING & PRISONS" on 10/12/21 . The art cover depicts the image of a militant, Dark Skinned Black Woman whom is alone and promoting this agenda that will negatively impact Dark Skinned Black Women the most. This art piece is dangerous for the image and safety of Dark Skinned Black Women as it politicizes our phenotype, and perpetuates negative stereotypes that Dark Skinned Black Women are angry, masculine, and front line soldiers, ready to battle the law enforcement system and places us as the face of anarchy. We, as Dark Skinned Black Women who oppose this image, DO NOT support abolishing the police or closing prisons as we need Good Police Officers for protection of our children and ourselves. I, Paris Milan, on the behalf of Dark Skinned Black Women, am requesting Colin and Emory change the image to either a biracial man or a black man as the art is damaging to the collective image and SAFETY of dark skinned black women as it places a target on our backs. Backstory Ex-Nfl Quarterback, Colin Kaepernick has recently announced the release date of his new book "ABOLITION FOR THE PEOPLE: THE MOVEMENT FOR A FUTURE WITHOUT POLICING & PRISONS" on 10/12/21. Unfortunately, the art cover created by artist and Ex-Black Panther Emory Douglas, displays a Dark Skinned Black Woman promoting "Abolish the Police and Close the Prisons". This art is harmful to the image of particularly Dark Skinned Black Women who are often promoted in the media as loud, undesired, aggressive, masculine, combative, and promotes the false agenda that Dark Skinned Black Women are an oppositional force to law enforcement. This will contribute to more instances of us being the recipients of rampant wounding misogynoir. We are already a marginalized, unprotected, and ignored group who have the highest rates of intraracial related domestic violence, and this art cover going mainstream will further contribute to our mistreatment in society. Art is so very powerful to promote desired portrayals. As stated on twitter by Dark Skinned Gentlewoman, Jim Crow art pieces were often utilized to dehumanize black people, and perpetuate racial propaganda that resulted in many black people being depicted as lazy, uneducated, and worthless caricatures who were undeserving of a quality of life as whites were. Black people fought to get these images removed from media because the racist depictions stripped them of their dignity, humanity, and in some cases their lives. This art and others that displays Dark Skinned Black Girls and Women as Social Justice Martyrs willing to prioritize fighting systemic issues over prioritizing our safety and well being, can have the same harmful effects to our imagery longterm. SOLUTION: I am requesting that Colin and artist Emory Douglas , will change the book cover to either a Biracial Man whom resembles Colin's image, or a Black Man as they state they are most affected by the policing system and should be the face of fighting said entities. Our hair is not a revolutionary act. Our skin is not a political statement. And our fuller features are not a think piece. Darker Skinned Black Women deserve to be represented in positive lights that highlight our womanhood, femininity, and confidence. Please stop using the most overworked, underserved, recipients of misogynoir and colorism, to be the face of your movements at the expense of our image and safety. Thank you.
Petition to men, Indie Men, male pitchfork reviwers, Pitchfork , Reddit, indieheads
All Men Shut Up About St. Vincent
I, personally, never want to hear another man criticize St. Vincent ever again. Never again do I want to go on an indie subreddit and see swagspockmaster69 talking about how she lost her “mojo.” Please help share this important message.
Petition to NASA KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, NASA
INDUCT MAE JEMISON INTO THE ASTRONAUT HALL OF FAME
For spring break, instead of the beach or the water park, my 5-year-old Daniel wanted to go see his heroes at the Kennedy Space Center. Daniel fell in love with space reading Mae Among the Stars – the story of the first Black female astronaut to go to space. He couldn't wait to see Mae. However, when we arrived and made our first stop at the Hall of Heroes (also known as the Hall of Fame), Mae Jemison's photo was nowhere to be found. My son looked up at my husband and I and said, “Well, maybe she isn’t real.” That moment began my simultaneous outrage and search for answers. When we called and had a meeting set up, we were told that it was in fact true. Mae Jamison was not displayed because she had not yet been nominated or inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame even though she has met every. single. requirement. Not to mention making history as the first Black woman to go to space. It felt heartbreaking and disappointing to then have to explain to my son why this is a sad reality we often face as people of color. Kids like Daniel need to see their heroes be recognized. NASA and the Kennedy Space Center can right this wrong. Sign the petition and join our family in ensuring that Mae C. Jemison is nominated AND inducted into the astronaut Hall of Fame.
Petition to The Supreme Court of Kosovo, Prishtina City Council
Expel and take Legal action towards those students of Faik Konica Elementary School
*English isn't my first language* In Prishtina, Faik Konica Elementary School a couple 7th grade students have sexually harassed a 1st grade girl. The media have the video of all of this happening but will not be sharing it due to basic human rights circumstances. (I will be explaining a disturbing thing below) She video shows that It happened on the school's yard, where the students were consent of what they were doing and were recording her while she was trying to protect herself. They held her by force as one of the students tried to put his genital in her mouth. It is known that the person who took the video is HER BROTHER. The principal of the school named Jehona Oruqi didn't do anything about it and just told them that they shouldn't had spread the video. And neither have the legal authoroties done anything to help. Please help us sign this petition so our voices are heard and so that little girl can get the justice she deseverves.
Petition to Sunset middle
Change/erase the sunset middle schools dress code
Sunset middle school has a dress code that makes women dress in a strict code because guys cannot learn to have respect and keep their eyes off girls. This code should be erased or changed to allow the women to dress however they may please.
Petition to away from ex, toxic ex, manipulation , jas good hearted, save jas
getting jas away from toxic ex fr this time
jas recently got back w her without her besties knowing & we need ur help by signing this petition so she sees how much is bad.