"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep, loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."
people be like “are you really going to miss out on a potential friendship just because someone doesnt share your views on feminism/racism/etc.” and i’m like “ya lol”
LOLOL my favorite part is when someone says “I thought we were friends” or months later messages you and says “I’m so sorry, I miss you”
Welp should’ve thought about that earlier.
hookah isnt edgy you lame white nerds its literally middle eastern equivalent of box wine
When people don’t hear from me for a while
“I’d ask (Washington team owner Dan Snyder), ‘Would you dare call me a redskin, right here, to my face?’ … “And I suspect that, no, he would not do that.” -Amanda Blackhorse, Diné
“In addition [to the Annenberg survey], Dan Snyder keeps talking about the ‘hundreds’ of letters he’s received from Natives in support of the team, when I know there are thousands against the name and mascot.” Dr. Adrienne Keene, Cherokee
“This business of being Cherokee, ‘I am a Cherokee princess,’ and all that you hear is a very old story to us.” … “It’s kind of like the way we thought about the term, ‘redskins’ and all that for a long time as a team name; it’s just something people say and do because they’re kind of ignorant.” -Wes Studi, Cherokee
“Native Americans cannot be bought.” … “While we appreciate billionaire Dan Snyder’s belated and sudden interest in the centuries-old plight of Native Americans, no amount of money makes it acceptable to promote a derogatory racial slur.” -Jacqueline Pata, Raven/Sockeye Clan of the Tlingit Tribe and executive director of the National Congress of American Indians
“We are stereotyped, we are marginalized, and our issues become obscure.” … obscured by mascots. Everyone knows the mascots, they know the stereotypes, but they don’t know anything about us.” -Jacqueline Keeler, Navajo and Yankton Dakota, activist and writer
I was speaking to a friend in Gaza and he told me that his little cousin is writing her name all over her body with her markers, just in case she gets blown up and no one can identify her. She is 11 years old. 11. The psychological pain and trauma the Palestinian children go through is absolutely repulsive.
May Allah grant our parents with the highest of the highest of the highest ranks of Jannah
Gaza August 19,2014.
"Extended cease-fire ends. Airstrikes resume. More than 30 Palestinians injured and 2 killed in Gaza."
Israel’s Operation Protective Edge
- 2,019 Palestinians killed [80% civilians] , including 542 children and 251 women from Israeli bombardment
- 64 Israeli Soldiers killed in combat and 3 civilians
- 10,223 Palestinians wounded, including 3,486 children and 1,970 women
- UNRWA has exhausted its capacity to absorb displaced persons, and overcrowding in shelters risks the outbreak of epidemics.
- 122 Palestinian families have lost 3 or more members of their family.
- UNICEF estimates about 373,000 Palestinian children have had some kind of direct traumatic experience and require immediate psycho-social support.
- 1.5 million people in Gaza have limited or no access to water supplies. 26 health facilities have been damaged.
- More than 485,000 internally displaced are in need of emergency food assistance.
- Shelling and bombing have damaged 142 schools — 89 of them run by the United Nations — , and multiple Israeli strikes on Gaza’s only power plant and other infrastructure have left it beyond repair.The cost of reconstruction will run to “hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars,” - Pernille Ironside, the head of the Unicef office in Gaza
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