Anonymous said: i dont understand what reblogging stuff about ferguson is gonna do,like its important but what does it really do? people just reblog the horrible stuff then keep on scrolling. it does nothing.
Reblogging news information to keep others informed is really useful and important? Considering that the news outlets in America is pretty bias and making the protesters seem like they’re the ones causing trouble it’s important to shed light on it. For example, this was ages ago, but when I took a Psychology, Anthropology, and Sociology class a lot of people didn’t watch the news including myself and that’s not an uncommon thing to hear even years later after I took that course. Part of our everyday assignment was to watch the news and talk about it the social issues that we face which is essentially the real life version of what I’m doing right now but with reblogging information, and spreading commentary about police brutality and racism through the internet.
Also, if someone is from ferguson/near, or they want to help then I reblog information with updates because a lot of people don’t trust the news because of racialized biases and that’s in a good chunk of these news major news outlets. It’s better to be informed, than ignorant on the subject. I’ve also had plenty of people who didn’t really think racism was that big of an issue message me saying that they’ve learned so much and they’re less ignorant because of reblogging all the news info and commentary on it.
So no, it doesn’t “just do nothing.”