micdotcom:

For many Muslim Americans, 9/11 was a double punch of tragedy and bigotry

The actions of 19 Islamic extremists on 9/11 left an indelible mark on America. Today, millions pause to commemorate the attacks’ 13th anniversary, to honor the victims and to remember that all life is special and sacred. But there’s an untold story amid the many speeches and moments of silence — one filled with a different kind of pain, grief and strong sense of loss. 

Those stories are now being told on social media

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hydrophobic-pirate:

On 9th August 2014, unarmed 18 year old Michael Brown was shot by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, sparking social unrest that continues to this day. Here is a petition to prevent police misconduct.

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shamelustly:

tinalikesbutts:

Fucking kids care more about each other than we do

I was gone from school for two weeks after being in an accident and when i came back to school literally no one gave a fuck. I wish we can all go back to our 4 year old selves because growing up teaches us how to hate and be self centered. 

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A black male could not offer his hand (to shake hands) with a white male because it implied being socially equal. Obviously, a black male could not offer his hand or any other part of his body to a white woman, because he risked being accused of rape.

Blacks and whites were not supposed to eat together. If they did eat together, whites were to be served first, and some sort of partition was to be placed between them.

Under no circumstance was a black male to offer to light the cigarette of a white female — that gesture implied intimacy.

Blacks were not allowed to show public affection toward one another in public, especially kissing, because it offended whites.

Jim Crow etiquette prescribed that blacks were introduced to whites, never whites to blacks. For example: “Mr. Peters (the white person), this is Charlie (the black person), that I spoke to you about.”

Whites did not use courtesy titles of respect when referring to blacks, for example, Mr., Mrs., Miss., Sir, or Ma’am. Instead, blacks were called by their first names. Blacks had to use courtesy titles when referring to whites, and were not allowed to call them by their first names.

If a black person rode in a car driven by a white person, the black person sat in the back seat, or the back of a truck.

White motorists had the right-of-way at all intersections.

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Jim Crow Etiquette Just a little more history for the folks who think slavery was the end of racism in America. (via karnythia)

My suburban white friends were so confused that my parents introduced themselves as Mr. and Mrs. and that I always addressed adults that way. They just don’t know.  And I don’t know how popular of a trend this was, but some Black folks gave their children honorifics as first names so white people would have no choice but to call them ‘Mister’ or ‘Sir’.  Like, I know tangentially of a woman who’s first name is Doctor.

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Blacks were not allowed to show public affection toward one another in public, especially kissing, because it offended whites.”

Can we look at this one right here real close?

POC in intimate relationships showing each other affection *was considered offensive*. I am kinda wondering, given the absence of intra poc relationships in mass media, if it still is considered as such.

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PRECISELY WHAT CAUGHT MY EYE. DA FUCK?????????????????

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Well looking at this post, yes

http://ai-yo.tumblr.com/post/25570734067/deluxvivens-karnythia-deluxvivens-snip

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nowinexile:

By Anas Salameh. Palestinian Artist from Al Yarmouk Refugee Camp. 

nowinexile:

By Anas Salameh. Palestinian Artist from Al Yarmouk Refugee Camp. 

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two-browngirls:

Saira Hunjan

I’ve loved Saira Hunjan since I started thinking about getting a tattoo but when I found out last year that she’d retired from tattooing I was so gutted! If I ever got a tattoo done, I’d only get it done from her. Why? Because she’s incredible, intricate and unique!

Check out her new collection for Ettinger here

- S

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"So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers."

— Jorge Luis Borges (via maxkirin)

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jean-luc-gohard:

The most dangerous thing society teaches boys and men, especially white boys and men, is that their emotions are objective logic and reason and that anyone who disagrees is being irrational.

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They told you that dark brown eyes are empty

My love

People can’t see stars in the polluted sky
So the night holds secrets in it’s inflicted disguise

I’ve seen constellations form when you look at the world

Portals to another universe when I peak into your soul

Dark brown eyes are not empty my dear
The black outer space are where galaxies are born

"

— Cosmos (via brownpeopleproblems)

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thebriskconvergence:

Amazing.

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hbcreative:

#FERGUSON

     I won’t soon forget the events that took place in #ferguson…will you?

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Now, the first words out of your mouth are the most important. You may want to start with something like this.

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nuanced-subversion:

is this beautiful solidarity too much for you, anon?

(also, i feel bad for you.)

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globalsnapthoughts:

Young Somali refugees living in the world’s largest refugee camp, in Kenya, have sent letters of encouragement to Syrian refugee children who have also had to flee their homeland. The young Somali students reside in the Dadaab refugee camp, in north-eastern Kenya. It is home to nearly 400,000 refugees, the majority of whom have fled conflict, drought and famine in Somalia over the last 23 years. Care International, the aid agency that provides many basic services at the camp, organised the pen pal exchange and delivered the handwritten letters to Syrian children at the Refugee Assistance Centre in Amman, Jordan.They offer messages of solidarity, encouragement and advice to their “dear brothers and sisters”.

-BBC “Syria crisis: Uplifting Letters of Hope”

Perhaps the best line: “Be the stars and the new presidents of Syria.”

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"I want to be inside your darkest everything."

— Frida Kahlo, from The Diary Of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait  (via dieworten)

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