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When she finally let you smash

validx2:

When she finally let you smash

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Zoom tranqualizer:

mayosjustanickname:

diasporicdecay:

pocketostars:

ancientrelic:

humansofnewyork:

“After this I go to work at a pizza shop. My wife and I were college professors in Bangladesh. I taught accounting. But one dollar in America becomes eighty dollars when we send it back home.”

People forget, when immigrants come to this country they start from scratch. They could have been lawyers in their home country, but in the US..it means nothing. You think a HS diploma from Bangladesh means anything in this country? My mom was a top student in the country, went to all the best school and got the best of everything…but when she got here it meant squat and she was cleaning other people’s homes and scrubbing their toilets. This is why I get pissed of when people talk smack about immigrants. They at least are doing something…..heading for a goal..making sacrifices…what are you doing with your life? 

^ My parents were college-educated teachers in their home country and came to the U.S. with nothing but empty pockets, a dash of hope, and a belief in God. They also scrubbed toilets in people’s homes to make enough to provide for their children, and that’s probably not something a lot of educated professionals would be able to do. I know I wouldn’t be able to do it. Pride would get in the way.

THIS IS TOO IMPORTANT.

Shoutout to my parents

and you know, shout out to our im/migrant parents who were not college educated before they came to the U.S and don’t share a narrative of going from “riches to rags.” shout out to my im/migrant parents who were laborers at home and are still laborers here.
i think it’s important to honor the complexities of our parents histories and uplift their triumphs but let’s remember to do so in a way that honors all of the ways im/migrants exist and all of the places we and our parents come from. we don’t have to prove that capitalism, white supremacy, classism, etc is awful because our parents were once revered college professors or doctors. we don’t have to believe in that assimilation. 

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mayosjustanickname:

diasporicdecay:

pocketostars:

ancientrelic:

humansofnewyork:

“After this I go to work at a pizza shop. My wife and I were college professors in Bangladesh. I taught accounting. But one dollar in America becomes eighty dollars when we send it back home.”

People forget, when immigrants come to this country they start from scratch. They could have been lawyers in their home country, but in the US..it means nothing. You think a HS diploma from Bangladesh means anything in this country? My mom was a top student in the country, went to all the best school and got the best of everything…but when she got here it meant squat and she was cleaning other people’s homes and scrubbing their toilets. This is why I get pissed of when people talk smack about immigrants. They at least are doing something…..heading for a goal..making sacrifices…what are you doing with your life? 

^ My parents were college-educated teachers in their home country and came to the U.S. with nothing but empty pockets, a dash of hope, and a belief in God. They also scrubbed toilets in people’s homes to make enough to provide for their children, and that’s probably not something a lot of educated professionals would be able to do. I know I wouldn’t be able to do it. Pride would get in the way.

THIS IS TOO IMPORTANT.

Shoutout to my parents

and you know, shout out to our im/migrant parents who were not college educated before they came to the U.S and don’t share a narrative of going from “riches to rags.” shout out to my im/migrant parents who were laborers at home and are still laborers here.

i think it’s important to honor the complexities of our parents histories and uplift their triumphs but let’s remember to do so in a way that honors all of the ways im/migrants exist and all of the places we and our parents come from. we don’t have to prove that capitalism, white supremacy, classism, etc is awful because our parents were once revered college professors or doctors. we don’t have to believe in that assimilation. 

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I was smiling yesterday, I am smiling today and I will smile tomorrow. Simply because life is too short to cry for anything.

— Santosh Kalwar (via psych-facts)

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privileged kids go to counseling, poor kids go to jail.

—judge mathis, speaking the truth (via spring1999)

yep. pretty much….as evidenced by the “affluenza” verdict

(via hall70)

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Zoom standwithpalestine:

I don’t want to live any more. 
Israel is a terrorist state.

standwithpalestine:

I don’t want to live any more. 

Israel is a terrorist state.

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Zoom freedomismywish:

islamimanihsan:

اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ
Ihdina assirata almustaqeem
"Guide us to the straight path"
- Qur’an 1:6 Surat Al-Fātiĥah (The Opener) - سورة الفاتحة
Amin.
budoorque: خواطر

yes yes yes 

freedomismywish:

islamimanihsan:

اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ

Ihdina assirata almustaqeem

"Guide us to the straight path"

- Qur’an 1:6 Surat Al-Fātiĥah (The Opener) - سورة الفاتحة

Amin.


budoorque
خواطر

yes yes yes 

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Dear Israel,
You have been fighting Palestine for about 60 years now, using advanced weapons and America’s financial aid against a country that has no army, no weapons, no money and no central government. And you still haven’t managed to win. When will you get it? You can’t beat a country that is protected by Allah.
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Zoom fiseebilillah:

BRAVERY

fiseebilillah:

BRAVERY

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meeera-e:

ah-you-fancy-huh:

loveprism:

sabrwasumud:

lovenerdeen:

On November 3rd in Diyarbakir, a rally over turned the cart of this boy who was selling bread and he started crying. His tears are the sign of making sacrifices.

Every time I see this it seriously breaks my heart, I wish I could buy all your bread :(

Habibi, Allah yunsurak ya Rabb

I have a tear in my eye because of this photo. I wish I could help him :(

It’s crazy how many things I take for granted

Omg. I want to give him the biggest hug ever. Ya harammm

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