Racism and ignorance clearly evident in our society, as experienced by my friend’s sister. This is what her potential dorm roommate, whom she had never met or talked to before, tweeted about her.
"Today I googled my last name and found this as one of the search results. Apparently, just by looking at my profile picture, I am Indian and I can barely speak english. This, my friends, is a prime example of racial profiling. I am an American citizen. I was born in Houston, Texas. My roots are not from India but from Africa. My parents are Algerian. I am Algerian American. English is my primary language and it is a struggle for me to speak my parent’s native tongue. My name is pronounced exactly as it is spelled. I wear a hijab (a head covering), and not a niqab ( a facial covering that excludes the eyes) though I do admire, respect, and find the beauty in all those who do choose to wear the niqab. But this girl is right, I probably would have had a heart attack living with a person who could not, and refused to, respect me and my beliefs. I can only thank God for an opening of a single room shortly after they assigned this roommate, way before I knew she had posted any of this. Alhamdullilah. I also thank God for being born in Houston, one of the most multicultural cities in the United States, and not experiencing racism like this everyday of my life.
Sunday is my move in day and the start of my college career. This can be nothing but a good sign for the years to come, inshaAllah.
In conclusion, I urge everyone, please, don’t judge a person by their appearances. Racism exists in this nation because we continue to do so. We have to look beyond the covers of appearances and read the texts of their characters. Stand with me and #stopracism.”
She should be banned from life
this is so fucked up
“Just so everyone is aware, there is a bunch of misleading info being spread around re: ALS research - the “27%” figure is based on previous years’ annual funding; furthermore, the remainder goes to improving the quality of life of those suffering from ALS. Given that the annual funding is approximately 16M, that’s just over 4M spent on decreasing their suffering. It isn’t greed, it’s a lack of money.”
Shut up already.
And the next time you start to complain about a charity either a) working on multiple fronts (because that’s what ALSA does—both seeking a cure and helping people suffering now) or b) daring to have administration expenses—let’s see how long you can last, much less tackle a cause, without printer paper and an internet connection.
As someone who has watched a family member die from a neuro-degenerative disease; funding to develop better wheelchairs and bedsore creams is *just* as important as funding research to cure the disease itself…
A friend of mine posted an update from one of HER friends to FB earlier. Her dad has ALS. The ALS foundation came out to see if they could put in a ramp for his wheelchair, but they couldn’t afford it because of the kind of ramp he needed for the kind of house they had.
This week they called back and said hey, the thing is, we suddenly have a bunch of money, so we’re coming out to build that ramp. And they did. She posted pics.
So if you feel like bitching about the ice bucket challenge…reconsider.
What the hell….
Lmfao, this was not what I was expecting. AT ALL.
Thats the best shit ive seen on here in a long time
SOMEONE GIVE HER AN OSCAR
omg he even doesnt hit the bombs
I don’t normally reblog cats, but this one has Fruit Ninja skills
What do you mean you dont reblog cats everybody reblog cats
Baby fell out of the tree. She couldn’t fly very well in the wind, so I picked her up and put her back in her nest :)
Hoorah! PUT BABY BIRDS BACK IN THE NEST GUYS and if you can’t reach the nest but you can see it and the parents are hanging around, you can make a little makeshift nest. THE PARENTS WILL STILL CARE FOR IT the idea that they’ll smell you and reject it is a myth started by people who didn’t want their kids handling wild animals.
Just a quick reiteration of a spring/summertime psa.
That myth is all the more ridiculous once you realize that birds have terrible senses of smell
I’m so happy that someone other than me knows the whole smell and mother birds thing is fake, you guys, think about how many people believe in that myth and have let baby birds die…
i just hid 27 of these little bastards around the house
and im waiting for my parents reaction
”WHY THE SHIT IS THERE A CHICKEN IN MY COFFEE CUP”
the first chicken has been found
“amiee we think you have a problem” my parents say as they hold 15 tiny chickens in their hands
1000 notes because i terrorized my family with small chickens
bucky barnes regains all his memories
he hunts down tony, jaw clenched and veins popping and everybody gets really worried until he starts screaming
WHERE IS MY FLYING CAR MOTHERFUCKER
And then Coulson introduces him to Lola
You’re wrong about me.
Reblogging for the tags
Bioshock’s RAPTURE by artist Tim Warnock.
((I finally found a comfortable way of drawing Italy, so updates coming soon!
Normal? What do you know about normal? What does anyone in this family know about normal? … The only normal one is Jack-Jack and he isn’t even toilet trained!
wtf kind of turtle is that
science of tumblr can you please explain this