Read Description. the woman on the picture is Keshia Thomas. she protected a white man wearing a t-shirt depicting the Confederate flag and had an SS tattoo dur
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Read Description. the woman on the picture is Keshia Thomas. she protected a white man wearing a t-shirt depicting the Confederate flag and had an SS tattoo dur

the woman on the picture is Keshia Thomas. she protected a white man wearing a t-shirt depicting the Confederate flag and had an SS tattoo during an anti-kkk rally. the man was beaten and kicked several times. it was later found out that he was there for the rally. this happend in the mid 90`s

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#58 - Funnymick (01/25/2014) [-]
******** , bitch just slipped on a banana peel .
User avatar #219 to #58 - phantomonkey (01/25/2014) [-]
Owowowowowowowowowow!
Mama mia!
#78 - verby (01/25/2014) [-]
I think he was an actual racist, and the story is that she selflessly put herself in danger to protect someone who hated her.
#150 to #78 - fuckyosixtyminutes (01/25/2014) [-]
Well yeah, was that not super obvious?
User avatar #156 to #150 - trivdiego (01/25/2014) [-]
no the desc says he was there to participate in the anti-kkk rally
#164 to #156 - fuckyosixtyminutes (01/25/2014) [-]
Ah, I thought it read that it was later found out he was NOT there for the rally, but I see now I was mistaken.
#165 to #78 - anon (01/25/2014) [-]
Spread love, not hate.
User avatar #2 - spookyghostparty (01/24/2014) [-]
Every now and again you people remind me that humans can be okay.
#152 to #2 - fuckyosixtyminutes (01/25/2014) [-]
What do you mean "you people"?
User avatar #5 to #2 - dalokan ONLINE (01/25/2014) [-]
Yeah, I hope he recovers from the beating
#110 to #5 - jdizzleoffthehizzl (01/25/2014) [-]
Considering it was 15-20 ish years ago I hope he did too
User avatar #3 to #2 - celestialsin ONLINE (01/24/2014) [-]
The sad part is, there was one good person, while several others wanted to kill him over a t-shirt and tatoo
#7 to #3 - anon (01/25/2014) [-]
Probably one person was violent, and then another joined in, and that is usually all it takes to get a mob going. What is amazing is that one person broke that mold and was an individual thinker, and went against the crowd.
User avatar #6 - breaken ONLINE (01/25/2014) [-]
Does the guy on the left have a cross branded on him?
#28 to #6 - Jeff C (01/25/2014) [-]
Looks like Tupac
User avatar #154 to #6 - iluvstupid (01/25/2014) [-]
It looks like an "A" to me
#113 to #6 - anon (01/25/2014) [-]
branding is often a rites of passage in many black fraternities.I think some white fraternities do it too but as far as im aware this occurs far less frequently than black branding. Kappas are a normally black fraternity that uses a cross as part of their symbol. Gangs also do branding.
#139 to #113 - breaken ONLINE (01/25/2014) [-]
That's hardcore
User avatar #22 - theincrediblegoose (01/25/2014) [-]
Everytime there's a good deed posted on here there's always one or two people who are apparently aliens and post comments like "Finally humans did something good." Go back to Jupiter you ******* communists. We do good **** all the time.
#337 to #22 - marcury (01/28/2014) [-]
yes. Good for you getting the reference.
#27 to #22 - marcury (01/25/2014) [-]
not Jupiter they always think Jupiter... its a small planet in the vicinity of Betelgeuse.
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User avatar #31 to #27 - lyiat ONLINE (01/25/2014) [-]
... I read that perfectly in Adam We's voice.
#63 to #31 - slend (01/25/2014) [-]
You and me both, fellow Funnyjunker.
#99 - anon (01/25/2014) [-]
Worth mentioning before people get caught up in the whole "he was a reformed racist" thing, that he was only on the opposing side of the rally to aggravate anti-kkk protesters.
#118 to #99 - dummerbaztard (01/25/2014) [-]
Didn't know Andy was racist
User avatar #101 - banditowolf ONLINE (01/25/2014) [-]
that's all well and good, but showing up to an anti-kkk rally wearing a confederate flag and having an SS tattoo is kinda asking for trouble.

it's like being invited by your vegan friends (ha who the **** has vegan friends) to a vegan protest and you show up casually munching a beef burger
#238 - lecorbi (01/25/2014) [-]
poor guy.
can't even watch the rally in peace these days
User avatar #8 - blewws (01/25/2014) [-]
He has an SS tattoo and wore a confederate flag shirt to an anti-KKK rally? He deserved to get the stupid beat out of him.
User avatar #9 to #8 - jonathankitty (01/25/2014) [-]
Not even a "Heritage not hate" statement on the Dixie flag?
User avatar #11 to #8 - Blargosnarf (01/25/2014) [-]
I'm stupid, what's the relevence of the SS tattoo?
User avatar #13 to #11 - xxhadesflamesxx (01/25/2014) [-]
Guessing as in Nazi Germany's Waffen SS
#94 to #11 - ennemi (01/25/2014) [-]
Ayrians master race. Meaning he would consider black inferior.
User avatar #161 to #94 - thatoneiranianguy ONLINE (01/25/2014) [-]
The SS runes really have little origin in the Nazi Party....just saying.
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User avatar #239 to #8 - jmkdude (01/25/2014) [-]
He could have simply changed his ways American History X style and joined the cause... but the confederate flag is a pickle.
User avatar #21 to #8 - reginleif (01/25/2014) [-]
No he didn't we're better than that. God I really hope we're better than that.
#102 to #21 - neurofuzzy (01/25/2014) [-]
Yes, of course, we (=the funnyjunk hivemind) would have said, "Hey man, you know, it might not be the best idea to wear that t-shirt and have your racist tattoos on display at that rally. They hate that sort of thing."

"Oh, wow, you're right, that would have been such a retarded thing to do, thanks man!" people usually thank you when you tell them they are stupid.

You mess with the bull you get the horns. Everybody knows that.
User avatar #62 to #8 - caelinnis (01/25/2014) [-]
The KKK stands for a lot more than racism

Also their are other organizations that could be considered "rivals" of the KKK


He could've been there for many valid reasons
User avatar #138 to #8 - negativeone (01/25/2014) [-]
Yeah! **** that guy for practicing his freedom of speech!

But seriously, it doesn't matter what he was representing, he shouldn't have been beaten up. The best part is that he was there protesting against the KKK rally and wasn't a part of them.
User avatar #88 to #8 - komandantmirkoo (01/25/2014) [-]
people change man.. maybe he saw that racism brings nothing but misery to everyone so he changed his ways.

tl: dr people do dumb stuff
User avatar #177 to #88 - brutallyhonest (01/25/2014) [-]
yeah screw those dr people


with their

medicine


and stuff
#274 to #177 - isenseven (01/25/2014) [-]
I understood... and I love you.
I understood... and I love you.
User avatar #205 to #177 - komandantmirkoo (01/25/2014) [-]
i don't even understand what you mean.
User avatar #277 to #205 - taternutz (01/25/2014) [-]
"tl: dr people do dumb stuff"


kind of looks like dr people because of the space between it and the "tl:"
User avatar #311 to #277 - komandantmirkoo (01/25/2014) [-]
oh i actually got it now before i read your comment. me from the past is ******* stupid.
#18 to #8 - mowgaycraft (01/25/2014) [-]
Yeah! Let's protest against that violent and hateful group of racist bigots!   
   
Look! A violent and racist bigot! Let's beat the 			****		 out of him for being stupid!   
   
As much as I agree that it was a pretty stupid move, fighting fire with fire ISN'T as effective as you'd think. In this case it just makes you come off as hateful and bigoted as the beings you're protesting against.
Yeah! Let's protest against that violent and hateful group of racist bigots!

Look! A violent and racist bigot! Let's beat the **** out of him for being stupid!

As much as I agree that it was a pretty stupid move, fighting fire with fire ISN'T as effective as you'd think. In this case it just makes you come off as hateful and bigoted as the beings you're protesting against.
#247 - sketchulator (01/25/2014) [-]
FINNISH HIM !!
#222 - givemethechicken (01/25/2014) [-]
"he was there for the rally"

User avatar #81 - anusraper (01/25/2014) [-]
she is actually crushing him with her fat ass
#36 - anon (01/25/2014) [-]
Show them how tolerant and loving you are.
With Violence!
User avatar #137 - Lintutu (01/25/2014) [-]
well what the **** did he expect to happen wearing the confederate flag and having the SS tattoo being visible?
User avatar #265 to #137 - osimonmagus (01/25/2014) [-]
That maybe people would be tolerant of his beliefs as he had become of others.
It goes both ways.
I'm totally tolerant of people who want to rid the world of an entire race of people.
I'm the most tolerant person I know.
I respect the fact that people hate gays.
I respect the fact that people love gays.
Respect, Tolerance.

It's the only way forward. (/sarcasm)
User avatar #148 to #137 - kinginyellow (01/25/2014) [-]
The confederate shirt was kinda meh, but I wanna know where the tattoo was. If it was the head or neck I can see, but he should have paid to cover or remove it.
User avatar #151 to #148 - Greevon (01/25/2014) [-]
Yeah, the confederate flag can have different connotations, some people get upset without really knowing what people are trying to say.
The SS tattoo I'd have considerably less tolerance of, but it's absolutely no reason to beat another person because since he was there for the rally, he clearly wasn't spreading hate speech.
Also, awesome, another person who likes H.P. Lovecraft and/or Robert W. Chambers.
King in Yellow is what I use as my name on steam and PS Network.
User avatar #271 to #151 - hoponthefeelstrain ONLINE (01/25/2014) [-]
I have to admit, last year a kid who was fresh out of kentucky decided to sit at my diverse lunch table. (hispanics, blacks, whites, asians and some middle eastern kids). He was friends with one of the white kids at the table, automatically me and the other black kid thought he was racist because he always wore confederate flags and he was really white trash looking, wore tucked in wife beaters, camo pants with cowboy boots and shirts with the sleeves ripped off (he zip tied dear horns to his book bag zippers too.) He would also never look me or the other black kid in the eye, the other black kid always made fun of him for being so white trash lookin and having a thick country accent.

I figured if he was racist then being mean to him wouldn't change his perspective, so I decided to talk to him and honestly he was really cool. I felt bad for judging him so quickly, he said he never looked us in the eye because he'd never really talked to black people before and he figured we didn't like him.
User avatar #124 - mangostormlegend (01/25/2014) [-]
To be fair, he DID have on him a Confederate flag t-shirt and an SS tattoo
User avatar #159 to #124 - thatoneiranianguy ONLINE (01/25/2014) [-]
Except for the fact that the confederate flag has little to do with hate speech, in fact its history has nothing to do with it.
User avatar #216 to #159 - mangostormlegend (01/25/2014) [-]
The American Civil War was fought between the Northern "Union" of states, which were for the abolition of slavery, and the Southern "Confederacy" of states, which were for the continued practice of slave ownership.

The KKK are a white supremist group, which frequently conducted public executions of African-Americans.

This is a rally against them.
User avatar #235 to #216 - playerdous (01/25/2014) [-]
The north didn't give a **** about abolition until the end of the war.
They were just as racist as the south back then. The only reasons they wanted abolition is because the south got more votes by owning slaves and they needed a Holier than thou reason to fight the war.
User avatar #225 to #216 - andriod (01/25/2014) [-]
Was actually fought over the price of cotton, not the slavery issue.

The South was charging a **** ton for their cottonand wouldn't drop the price.
This eventually elevated into open fighting and the south wanting to divorce the north.

The slavery issue was tacked on because Abe was losing public support and needed a stronger issue to rally behind.
User avatar #294 to #216 - thatoneiranianguy ONLINE (01/25/2014) [-]
Except for the flag has no representation of slavery.

The Civil War wasn't over slavery, it was over states' rights and sovereignty. Slavery was only an issue below it all.

They still would have seceded if the Federal government decided they couldn't grow cotton anymore. It's about their way of life, not specifics.

The U.S. flag: The stripes represent the thirteen colonies. The stars represent the states inside the federal republic. And each color represents a form of virtue.

And the U.S. did a lot of rape, pillaging, and murder for their own respective interests, doesn't mean the flag represents that.

Same thing applies to the Confederate flag; go be ignorant somewhere else please.
User avatar #157 to #124 - InglushMayjur (01/25/2014) [-]
C'mon man, don't you ever get the irresistible urge to get some nazi tats and don your confederate flag shirt before attending an anti-hate group rally?
#122 - anon (01/25/2014) [-]
it's disturbing to me how many commenters are defending the KKK SS guy. Should he have been attacked? Of course not. But people, this guy represents an ideology that wants to physically exterminate everyone that doesn't look like him. He is not a decent person.
#125 to #122 - anon (01/25/2014) [-]
It's disturbing how much racist material against black people made it to the front page prior to this. Sure those who post/thumb such material may not go around parading in confederate flag T-shirts but the racism in your heart is always more dangerous than the racism on your clothes.
#132 to #122 - anon (01/25/2014) [-]
Nobody is saying he's a decent person; but there is a certain irony in attacking someone who you say are bad people because they're violent and aggressive.
User avatar #140 to #122 - imagnetsux (01/25/2014) [-]
so they're like human daleks
User avatar #155 to #122 - kommandantvideo (01/25/2014) [-]
How do you know he's not a decent person?
#153 to #122 - anon (01/25/2014) [-]
It said he was there for the rally though, so doesn't that imply that he was anti-KKK? The confederate flag has different meanings and the SS tattoo could've been a dumb mistake and he turned his view on life, although I would question why he wouldn't cover it.
The flag shirt is not inherently racist, though. It's just a loaded symbol that most people would want to stay away from, but some people see it as more of a cultural inheritance thing than a symbol that says "I hate blacks and want slavery re-established."
You'd be surprised how many black people wear the confederate flag in the deep south. I'm not saying it can't be racist, it totally can and if he had better judgment he wouldn't have worn it.
User avatar #26 - slapchoppin (01/25/2014) [-]
well the guy is clearly either a racist or a ******* idiot so theres that
User avatar #263 - koff (01/25/2014) [-]
Why did he have an SS tattoo, then go to a rally?
#267 to #263 - WinnerofTheGame (01/25/2014) [-]
Probably to show that he had changed his ways.
User avatar #269 to #267 - koff (01/25/2014) [-]
That's the only reason I would see but he could have not worn a shirt that had a confederate flag on it?
User avatar #272 to #269 - WinnerofTheGame (01/25/2014) [-]
Possibly to show that even though he is a confederate, he supports the cause as well?
User avatar #275 to #272 - koff (01/25/2014) [-]
your giving that guy a lot of credit. (but yeah I understand but still)
User avatar #289 to #263 - liebebella (01/25/2014) [-]
Because no one is under any obligation to be the same person they were any period of time ago.
#79 - maybetroll (01/25/2014) [-]
maybe he should have hided his nazi tattoo..
User avatar #89 to #79 - colourandshape (01/25/2014) [-]
or at least done away with the t-shirt...
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