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sasha-thumper:











4-Year Old U.S. Adoptee Killed by “Water Therapy”
[TRIGGER WARNING: child abuse, death] As his 4-year-old adopted daughter Cassandra lay dying, Richard Killpack blamed her condition on “emotional problems” and “a really bad case of RAD [Reactive Attachment Disorder]" in his 911 call.
Killpack and his wife Jenette had punished the child for sneaking sips of her sister’s drink by sitting her on a bar stool, tying her hands behind her back with the help of their biological daughter, and forcing her to drink a lethal amount of water.
EMTs found the child unconscious with distended belly and pink foam from her mouth. Medical examiners declared cause of death water intoxication, a condition in which over-abundance of water causes sodium levels in the body to drop, resulting in fatal swelling of the brain.
"I said, ‘You’ll have to go to Mom and do the drinking-water thing,’" the Killpacks’ biological daughter Heather said in a police interview. "She makes her drink ‘til she pukes."

The Killpacks insist they were using “water therapy” to cure their adopted child’s disorder, stating in TV appearances that under the rules set by attachment therapists, Cassandra had to ask for everything, including food and water, “to help her understand dependency, that her mom and dad loved her.”
Sources: CNN |ACT










I’m disgusted. And to top it off the parents’ names are “Killpack”, Jesus. 

Except you don’t get your children to you love you by having them beg for food and water.
What the fuck is wrong with these people???
ETA: The mother only served six years. The father was acquitted.  All because this four year old baby drank some of her [white] sister’s Kool-Aid. 
http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/killpack-walks-free-after-six-years-in-prison/article_98cae908-515c-55f3-b040-9ee371e11fc6.html

acceber74:

sasha-thumper:

4-Year Old U.S. Adoptee Killed by “Water Therapy”

[TRIGGER WARNING: child abuse, death] As his 4-year-old adopted daughter Cassandra lay dying, Richard Killpack blamed her condition on “emotional problems” and “a really bad case of RAD [Reactive Attachment Disorder]" in his 911 call.

Killpack and his wife Jenette had punished the child for sneaking sips of her sister’s drink by sitting her on a bar stool, tying her hands behind her back with the help of their biological daughter, and forcing her to drink a lethal amount of water.

EMTs found the child unconscious with distended belly and pink foam from her mouth. Medical examiners declared cause of death water intoxication, a condition in which over-abundance of water causes sodium levels in the body to drop, resulting in fatal swelling of the brain.

"I said, ‘You’ll have to go to Mom and do the drinking-water thing,’" the Killpacks’ biological daughter Heather said in a police interview. "She makes her drink ‘til she pukes."

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The Killpacks insist they were using “water therapy” to cure their adopted child’s disorder, stating in TV appearances that under the rules set by attachment therapists, Cassandra had to ask for everything, including food and water, “to help her understand dependency, that her mom and dad loved her.”

Sources: CNN |ACT

I’m disgusted. And to top it off the parents’ names are “Killpack”, Jesus. 

Except you don’t get your children to you love you by having them beg for food and water.

What the fuck is wrong with these people???

ETA: The mother only served six years. The father was acquitted.  All because this four year old baby drank some of her [white] sister’s Kool-Aid. 

http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/killpack-walks-free-after-six-years-in-prison/article_98cae908-515c-55f3-b040-9ee371e11fc6.html

100newfears:

[Ferry Disaster] ‘We are fighting against the state’ http://m.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20140418001001

the article portrays the parents as overly agitated and anxious but they have a right to be. no one there knows what’s going on for sure.

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your exotic
country;
knowing me
does not
make you
a traveller”

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I should just get this tattooed on my forehead.

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“I have been described by you, for hundreds of years. And now, I can describe you. That’s part of the panic.”
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Read more than you write. In expressing the ambition to be a writer, you are committing yourself to the community of other writers. Your originality will mean nothing unless you can understand the originality of others. What we call originality is little more than the fine blending of influences.

Be ruthless in your use of what you’ve seen and what you’ve experienced. Add your imagination, so that where invention ends and reality begins is undetectable.

Be courageous. Nothing human should be far from you.

We each need to do the work of recognizing for ourselves what we do or do not know about our countries of origin. The more distance we get (in geography, class, Western socialization), the less we probably get it–’it’ being conditions on the ground for working-class and other oppressed peoples. We also need to do the work of reading and listening to the experiences of the very same, and understanding that our knowledge will always be incomplete and secondhand…

3. Let’s actually learn the resistive aspects of our histories too. This includes everything from contemporary and historical social movements (labor struggles, women’s movements, organizing by gender and sexual minorities, all of it). Our peoples now are not all about assimilation into White supremacy. Our peoples have not always been about assimilation into White supremacy. Let’s build from those moments, mobilize with the knowledge of powerful histories and ancestry.

4. Let’s quit Orientalizing our cultures and performing them in some way divorced from their political contexts. We’ve got a whole lot more than Bollywood and chai and henna going for us. I get it—that’s the aesthetics-only version of our subcontinent that’s more palatable to the White gaze. It’s also the version many of us were taught to perform so that we would also be more palatable to the White gaze. The West doesn’t want the South Asia rife with colonialism, sectarian violence, poverty, and resistance movements. Or if they do, I guess they want the Slumdog Millionaire version.

In short, we need to recognize the ways we are currently accepting or resisting dominant narratives about ourselves and our peoples that benefit white supremacy—and to acknowledge that a brown body is not a free pass to contribute to systemic racism.

I’m the ‘Safe Kind of Brown’: Challenging the Assimilation of the South Asian Diaspora

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hall70:

that was a totally white bread show

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curvellas:

the worst kind of sexism is the kind that’s quiet and pervasive. that sits and lurks and slips out of the mouths of men that you like and trust. when people casually dismiss your humanity and don’t even realize they’ve done exactly that. when it’s so casual and natural that sometimes you don’t even catch it. 

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‘We are waiting’
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