united people of america

today, i’ve been crying all day. my mother, who is an arab, muslim immigrant and citizen of the united states for 27 years, and one of the strongest women i know, saw me when i was trying to study, but instead of words, there were tear drops on my paper. she sits down next to me and she asks me whats wrong. i tell her that im scared. she takes my hand and she says,
“i know. i know you’re scared. it sucks. it’s going to be hard and it’s up to God now. we’ve done our part. but now, prepare to fight. prepare to fight. your father and i raised three other kids for 12 years during the Bush presidency, okay? trump may be a modern day hitler, but he isn’t the first. it’s happening with the zionists to the palestinians. it’s happening in egypt. in yemen. in syria. but you fight. you know how? you study, you learn, you get good grades, and go to college. that’s how you fight. you beat them with your intelligence. if you die, you die. and it’s because God said it was your time. but you study and you prepare to fight.”

When people gonna stop pretending the Spanish and Portuguese aren’t white?They were one the VERY first who came to take us from Africa. That’s why the majority of black people in the Americas aren’t in the United States. They’re Hispanic and/or Latin American because it was the Spanish and Portuguese who first discovered us and put us on boats. Yet people swear people born in Spain or Portugal are “poc.” 

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“Let my final words to you as your Commander-in-Chief be a reminder of what it is that you’re fighting for, what it is that we are fighting for. The United States of America is not a country that imposes religious tests as a price for freedom. We’re a country that was founded so that people could practice their faiths as they choose. The United States of America is not a place where some citizens have to withstand greater scrutiny, or carry a special ID card, or prove that they’re not an enemy from within. We’re a country that has bled and struggled and sacrificed against that kind of discrimination and arbitrary rule, here in our own country and around the world. We’re a nation that believes freedom can never be taken for granted and that each of us has a responsibility to sustain it. The universal right to speak your mind and to protest against authority, to live in a society that’s open and free, that can criticize a President without retribution—a country where you’re judged by the content of your character rather than what you look like, or how you worship, or what your last name is, or where your family came from—that’s what separates us from tyrants and terrorists.” —President Obama on upholding the values that guide the United States at home and abroad

PEOPLE PEOPLE PEOPLE THERE IS A PETITION FOR THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE TO ELECT CLINTON FOR PRESIDENT ON DEC 19th. THEY NEED 60 MILLION SUPPORTERS AND THEY ARE ON A LITTLE OVER 3 MILLION. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE SIGN AND SPREAD IT.

Sign here #notourpresident

laurenjauregui: I’ve cried and I’ve thought and vented. I’ve been angry and sad and so hurt by the prospect of so many people around me feeling validated in their hatred or frightened for their safety and future. There is no in between. There is no justification for the support of such a person. I have been consuming for too long..being part of it for too long. There is way too much to be fighting for right now in this world. @lenadunham posted this with a beautiful beautiful caption..in these hours of darkness all we can do is come together and let our voices be heard as loud and as peacefully and as united as we can. We the people, of the United States of America, Land of the Free, Home of the Brave will have to organize and act and fight peacefully for our rights as the beautiful melting pot of human expression we are. We need to show the world that we are not afraid to be who we are. We are not tolerant of injustice and intolerance and ignorance. We are intelligent and strong and beautiful and we will NEVER allow our voices to be silenced. Not while my Constitution gives me a right to organize and protest and be involved and speak. I will use my voice for those who feel they do not have one, and we will all come together and fight this battle of social reform once and for all! Let’s show them that we are brave and that we spread love and peace and take no shit from anyone who expects our acceptance of their hatred. We will love them harder, because they can’t see the world we do. The world of safety and peace where no matter who we are, or where we come from, or how we choose to navigate this crazy world we’ve been given..we ALL have the right to Liberty and Justice and Happiness. I love you all! Keep spreading your love and your light and who you are. I encourage you to go out into your communities and be part of movements around you with people who are just as sick of this shit as we are. Let’s use our light and voices! Let’s start moving this darkness out of our consciousness and seriously find each other and the Earth again. I’m working on some stuff right now..putting together things getting in contact with people..We’ll do this the right way, the smart way.❤️❤️

npr.org
Migrants Choose Arrest In Canada Over Staying In The U.S.
A rural road in northern New York has become a magnet for migrants who no longer want to stay in the U.S. Growing numbers are stepping into Canada, knowing Mounties immediately will arrest them.

dated 17 February 2017

The one uniting factor of a Trump supporter/voter is that they support institutional and systemic discrimination.

This man did not put out a comprehensive plan of what his term would look like. He ran on racism, sexism, islamophobia and all else that ugly white people consider as politically correct and he won.

White people can’t talk about racism is dead when they proved it wasn’t. White people can’t talk about oppression being non-existant in the US when they supported an man and a platform that is looking to enforce it. White people can’t talk about wanting a united America when they elect one of the most divisive candidates to the oval office.

White people are starting to show they ass out here it’s totally not anything like race right?

In North Dakota, #water has become the symbol of #whiteprivilege which is also reflection of how much water is taken for granted. No one should ever be forced to accept a pipeline that threatens other people’s water supplies.

But the environmental racism that exist in North Dakota may not end there. It’s only the start of it in other places of the US.

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It’s just a great week for historical events.

Seventy-eight years ago (November 9-10, 1938), Nazis ransacked hundreds of Jewish homes on Kristallnacht – “The Night of Broken Glass.”

Last night, vandals destroyed shop windows and graffiti’d anti-Semitic slurs in Philadelphia.

There are selfish, hateful bigots among us. But they are NOT all of us, and we – the people of the United States of America – outnumber them by far. We are all ages, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual preferences, backgrounds, and political views. We are so much bigger than an election result. And we are stronger than they take us for.

As Mahatma Gandhi once said: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

As one of my favorite fanfiction writers once wrote: “Sometimes kindness is all we can give. Sometimes kindness is enough. Always be kind.”

With those things in mind… Protect yourselves and your loved ones. Be there for each other. And above all, be safe.

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Ever since Donald Trump signed the executive order banning refugees and immigrants from Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States of America, thousands of people across the country have marched in the streets to protest, particularly in New York City, home to millions of immigrants. Due to the collective efforts of advocacy groups and organizers in New York, the Federal Court for the Eastern District of New York has now issued a temporary stay halting Donald Trump’s executive order. Activists gathered at Battery Park in lower Manhattan to demand human rights and dignity for refugees and immigrants and the immediate reversal of the executive order banning Muslims from entering the United States of America.

I burned the American flag in protest of the way the American government treats the indigenous Indian people of the United States of America. I burned the American flag as an act of protest against the injustice that is being extended against all of the people. We burned the American flag because it has been desecrated, and the only proper way to dispose of the American flag after desecration is to burn it. We feel that racism, sexism, and class separation, that these are desecrations. And we feel that the American flag does not represent integrity, honor, justice, or truth.
—  John Trudell
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Ever since Donald Trump signed the executive order banning refugees and immigrants from Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States of America, thousands of people across the country have marched in the streets to protest, particularly in New York City, home to millions of immigrants. Due to the collective efforts of advocacy groups and organizers in New York, the Federal Court for the Eastern District of New York has now issued a temporary stay halting Donald Trump’s executive order. Activists gathered at Battery Park in lower Manhattan to demand human rights and dignity for refugees and immigrants and the immediate reversal of the executive order banning Muslims from entering the United States of America.