"Stopped & Frisked for being ‘a F*-ing Mutt’" - or, a Proof I will never have to worry about NYPD’s Stop & Frisk policy—simply because I’m white.
I wanted to maybe give some hope to kids on the reservations. … They are living without running water and seeing problems with drugs and booze. But I wanted to be able to show these kids, ‘F*** that! You’re still warriors, man.’
- Johnny Depp
The following reply to Johnny Depp was written by ayiman.
‘I’ve been fighting battles my whole life. My cousins around the world have been fighting battles too, been fighting a hell of a lot harder than I have, and the beast we’re all fighting plays for fuckin’ keeps, man. And you know… it wasn’t that long ago that I had ancestors hunting buffalo from horseback. Ever been up close to one? I’ve seen them knock over tractors.
Thanks all the same for the patronizing bullshit, Johnny but, one of my uncles worked as a consultant training militaries in Africa in the wake of their independence from Britain, after his discharge following the Battle of Kaepyong. My grandfather lost half of his left hand in WWII fighting for a country that didn’t give a shit about him. One of my mentors received a Nobel Peace Medal, an Eagle feather and official recognition for the roles he played in Cyprus and Bosnia.
I learned how to hunt, how to handle a rifle, a knife and a bow, when I was still in elementary school. I don’t need some rich white actor from Hollywood telling me that I’m still a fucking warrior. I’ve been surrounded by warriors my whole life.’
“Political science major Jason Brown helps lead an underground gay student group at Biola University, an evangelical Christian college. The group is beginning to be more public about its existence, and recently passed out tiny flyers with a mobile QR-Code leading to their website.”