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Jul 16

queerfabulousmermaid:

musingsofanawkwardblackgirl:

OWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

Gordo keepin it real

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“Society has put up so many boundaries, so many limitations on what’s right and wrong that it’s almost impossible to get a pure thought out. It’s like a little kid, a little boy, looking at colors, and no one told him what colors are good, before somebody tells you you shouldn’t like pink because that’s for girls, or you’d instantly become a gay two-year-old. Why would anyone pick blue over pink? Pink is obviously a better color. Everyone’s born confident, and everything’s taken away from you.” Kanye West  (via gypsy—bitch)

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notsocolourblind:

naturalislove:

tryllvester:

rhymeswithjay:

mindlessjunkii:

Seriously, What is a black’s life worth?! Call me racist or whatever but I can’t stand white people. They are so cruel and spiteful!

And I never heard a word about this since

man what the fuck

A drug overdose?! You’ve got to be kidding me..

Yes, this story has dried up, but there are still occasional rallies being held in Jasper TX. 

notsocolourblind:

naturalislove:

tryllvester:

rhymeswithjay:

mindlessjunkii:

Seriously, What is a black’s life worth?! Call me racist or whatever but I can’t stand white people. They are so cruel and spiteful!

And I never heard a word about this since

man what the fuck

A drug overdose?! You’ve got to be kidding me..

Yes, this story has dried up, but there are still occasional rallies being held in Jasper TX. 

(via sonofbaldwin)


This one is angry.

theghaliastuff:

Professor Michalska,

My name is Ghalia Elkerdi I am a fourth year Electrical Engineering student at McGill. This past year I’ve taken two of your courses: Control Systems (ECSE 404) and Numerical Methods (ECSE 443).

This is the first time I email a professor for a purpose other than begging for a deadline extension or a curve. I am actually merely writing to thank you for your outstanding research efforts!

As I was walking in the street yesterday, a man handed me a flyer telling me “If you know someone who attends McGill University, give them this so they can act on it.”  I took the paper and read the first paragraph and it said: “Canada is complicit in Israeli apartheid, and its elite research universities are no exception. In Montreal, McGill University collaborates with the army and with weapon manufacturers to develop some of the technologies that are essential to Israel’s murderous incursions in Gaza.”

I continued reading: “[…] McGill’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering collaborated with Lockheed Martin, the Canadian military, and military researchers in Haifa, Israel, to improve missile guidance systems used by Israel, the US, and their allies”

Being in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department of McGill for the past 4 years, my natural reaction was to refute what I had just read. I hastily went home to do my own research on the matter and came across all your publications on missile guidance systems, I recalled you bragging about your work during some of the Control Systems lectures, all the dots suddenly connected.

This morning I’ve decided to share with you a piece of my mind.

I figured, your publications are great! But they’re missing something… perhaps a “Results” section. So I am volunteering my Sunday morning to help you write it. Please find attached just a few pictures & videos showing the results of “improved guided missiles” on innocent civilians in Gaza, the world’s largest open-air prison.

I figured you and your colleagues and PhD students worked so hard on these projects, but you might be too busy and consumed with your productive & prosperous lives to catch today’s headline. After all, it’s only fair for you to see the fruits of your labor and impeccably “guided missiles”.

Take time to watch the videos and photos, watch them more than once and take a close look at what has been targeted. Humanity.   

Today more than ever we are reminded of the atrocities of Nazi Germany, as Israel unleashes hell on innocent human beings and crushes their daily lives with “improved guided missiles”,  surely we must ask what has become of “lest we forget”…

What most people don’t know is that back then Germans were the best educated people on Earth. Perhaps they had “elite” research institutions like McGill, but still, their education did not serve as a barrier to barbarity. Why is that? Because, quoting Wiesel,  a brilliant professor, activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner: “it emphasized theories instead of values, concepts rather than human beings, abstraction rather than consciousness, answers instead of questions, ideology and efficiency rather than conscience.” I believe that the foundation of everything that’s wrong with education and research nowadays is laid in those honest words he spoke. When education just doesn’t guarantee a bright future anymore… When we get lectured about “academic integrity” by professors who fail to respect human integrity in the first place…

I’d like to know what standards is the worth of your “research” measured against in the eyes of McGill and your own eyes. Violations of international law? Crimes against humanity?

Here is a link to the Engineering Code of Ethics, I invite you to read it with your colleagues, http://www.engr.usask.ca/classes/GE/449/notes/Codes_of_Ethics_various_orgs.pdf

I refer you to Article 2.01 on page 12, which you’ve particularly paved hell with:

2.01 In all aspects of his work, the engineer must respect his obligations towards man and take into account the consequences of the performance of his work on the environment and on the life, health and property of every person.   

As we watch humanity crumble to dust and feel hopeless in the face of obscene massacres we have directly and indirectly contributed to, an “elite” institution like McGill, and a “respectable” professor like yourself, should be investing in a peaceful world that we can all be proud of. Before it claims international ranking and prestige, McGill should be a shelter that promotes a holistic, humane view of the world where people, starting from its own professors and students, aspire to the highest standards of what it means to be a human being. Yes we are top-notch, and we have the brains and the funding to develop earth-shattering technologies (literally), but that does not give us the right to do so, or to even collaborate with terrorists and criminals.  

Everybody around here knows how “things” work. So many professors who cannot even deliver a proper, comprehensible and coherent lecture are still hired and kept for the research they do, and apparently, in some cases, the agenda they serve.

As a student, I expect change. I expect change to emanate from this corner of the world, I expect professors to be messengers to mankind.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend as “improved guided missiles” rain down on innocent children in Gaza.

Ghalia 

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Jul 12

lastrealindians:

HELP A NATIVE AMERICAN FAMILY THAT IS BEING SUED BY THEIR CHILD’S SCHOOL FOR QUESTIONING CULTURALLY OFFENSIVE THANKSGIVING CURRICULUM

The Eagle Bull- Oxendine family is being sued by their child’s school for defamation, because they asked the school to permanently change their offensive and culturally insensitive Thanksgiving curriculum and to honor a two-year scholarship taken from their daughter after they voiced their concern over Native appropriation there. The school was having children make feathered headbands and literally play Indian. When the Native parents expressed disapproval over it, rather than address this racially sensitive issue, the school told them to keep their children home from class.

This case is moving forward and they need to raise funds to defray mounting legal expenses. Please share this link and donate what you can. If they lose, we all lose. This case has the potential to set dangerous precedent where Natives are effectively gagged from speaking out against redface, appropriation and the abuse of our culture and sacred ways by mainstream society. This is legal conquest. We can’t allow them to play Indian and hide behind judicial robes to do it. Thank you.

Contribute here: http://www.gofundme.com/8f3z30

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black-culture:

black-culture:

My heart is heavy with the recent loss of little Genesis due to gun violence in my city of Paterson. Riding her scooter this past Saturday she was hit by a stray bullet. She was declared brain dead and the family has taken her off of life support and are attempting to raise money for her funeral. 
This was a daughter, a student, an innocent child attempting to enjoy life in a downtrodden neighborhood. We pray for justice for Genesis and are attempting to alleviate the financial burden of a family already overcome with emotional burden.
Thank you in advance
zellie imani

Yesterday, my niece Genesis Rincon, 12 years old, was brutally murdered on July 5, 2014 at about 7pm, as she was innocently riding on her scooter. No one is ever prepared for a tragedy like this. One minute we are having fun as a family, and the next minute she is hit by stray bullets. We are asking for friends, family, and the community to come together and help the family in this very difficult time. All donations will go to funeral and burial expenses. Thanks to all.
http://www.gofundme.com/justiceforgenesis

News article
http://www.nj.com/passaic-county/index.ssf/2014/07/paterson_community_in_uproar_over_shooting_of_12-year-old_girl_now_brain-dead.html

Only less than $1,000 away from reaching the goal! thank you!

black-culture:

black-culture:

My heart is heavy with the recent loss of little Genesis due to gun violence in my city of Paterson. Riding her scooter this past Saturday she was hit by a stray bullet. She was declared brain dead and the family has taken her off of life support and are attempting to raise money for her funeral. 

This was a daughter, a student, an innocent child attempting to enjoy life in a downtrodden neighborhood. We pray for justice for Genesis and are attempting to alleviate the financial burden of a family already overcome with emotional burden.

Thank you in advance

zellie imani

Yesterday, my niece Genesis Rincon, 12 years old, was brutally murdered on July 5, 2014 at about 7pm, as she was innocently riding on her scooter. No one is ever prepared for a tragedy like this. One minute we are having fun as a family, and the next minute she is hit by stray bullets. We are asking for friends, family, and the community to come together and help the family in this very difficult time. All donations will go to funeral and burial expenses. Thanks to all.

http://www.gofundme.com/justiceforgenesis

News article

http://www.nj.com/passaic-county/index.ssf/2014/07/paterson_community_in_uproar_over_shooting_of_12-year-old_girl_now_brain-dead.html

Only less than $1,000 away from reaching the goal! thank you!

(via black-culture)


niallimlegal:

*white person voice* so like are you…what like… cultur—like…what ethnic—like…what type of like—what are…where are you from?

(via wretchedoftheearth)


zovai:

goals

ive actually lost several relationships with this being a main factor. all three with pointed anger towards me, calling me closed off and bitchy. its not fun being this way really
believe it or not most people find ‘disconnectedness’ and ‘standoffishness’ to be cold and alienating
but i guess its nice that whoever this was sent to had someone who appreciated it?

zovai:

goals

ive actually lost several relationships with this being a main factor. all three with pointed anger towards me, calling me closed off and bitchy. its not fun being this way really

believe it or not most people find ‘disconnectedness’ and ‘standoffishness’ to be cold and alienating

but i guess its nice that whoever this was sent to had someone who appreciated it?

(via sktaylor)



Jul 11

why is it so hard to get people to care about literal occupation, apartheid & mass killing? why is it so hard to ask people to think about how their government is complicit in this? why is it so easy not to care or to remain deliberately ignorant when there are so many resources in front of you? why is it so simple to delude yourself into thinking there is nothing you can do?


im really tired of having the arab side of my identity erased continually by people around me. it is the only part of my fathers family that is alive and that i have *any* access to and i am treated like a phony for even mentioning it? i’m not saying ive been inundated in “arab culture” my entire life (and what an oversimplifying term that is) but it is not not a part of me. 


Jul 9
humansofnewyork:

"Even if we work hard to be a teacher, or a lawyer, or a doctor, we are seen first as outsiders."

humansofnewyork:

"Even if we work hard to be a teacher, or a lawyer, or a doctor, we are seen first as outsiders."

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Jul 8

badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista:

donia-alshetairy:

Arabic calligraphy

Arabic ISLAMIC calligraphy.


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