can’t believe the attention some of these white thinks receive on this website
Ayad Ali Brissam Karim was born in Baghdad in 1991. In 2003 during the Gulf War, the farm of his parents gets into the frontline and is attacked by US-American helicopters. His uncle Mohammad loses his leg. His grandmother Telba is injured too when trying to help Ayad. Ayad’s face is badly burnt, and his right eye becomes blind.
"He left school because the other boys teased him," says his 42-year old father, Ali Brissam Karim. "He can speak, however he cannot read. He cannot help us with field work."
Worse than the physical injuries are the psychological consequences. “Many times a day he asks the same question and becomes aggressive for no obvious reason,” his mother says. In the meantime, Ayad has undergone medical treatment in the US, however, his eyesight could not be recovered.
this is so sad
Aren’t handguns banned in Chicago?
nah we have a law that allows concealed carry
I am an African. The death of my brother is also my death. Let me put this question to you again, because many foolish Black middle classes, and many foolish people who are eating well think that they can sit in America, and watch this country destroy the African continent, and watch this country destroy African-Caribbeans, and watch this country destroy Africans in Central and South America, and think that these same people who destroy Africans abroad, will not be the same people who will destroy them in America.
The Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s ban on affirmative action Tuesday, but not without a blistering dissent from Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
Sotomayor said the decision infringed upon groups’ rights by allowing Michigan voters to change “the basic rules of the political process … in a manner that uniquely disadvantaged racial minorities.”
"In my colleagues’ view, examining the racial impact of legislation only perpetuates racial discrimination," Sotomayor added. “This refusal to accept the stark reality that race matters is regrettable. As members of the judiciary tasked with intervening to carry out the guarantee of equal protection, we ought not sit back and wish away, rather than confront, the racial inequality that exists in our society.”
The court’s 6-2 decision upheld a voter-approved change to the Michigan state Constitution that prevents public colleges from using race as a factor in its admissions. As the AP noted, the ruling provides a boost for other education-related affirmative action bans in California and Washington state.
ABC News pointed out that Sotomayor has been open about the role affirmative action has played in her personal life. In her memoir “My Beloved World,” Sotomayor wrote that it “opened doors” for her.
"But one thing has not changed: to doubt the worth of minority students’ achievement when they succeed is really only to present another face of the prejudice that would deny them a chance even to try," she wrote.
Read Sotomayor’s full dissent here.
If only white people responded to racist shit from neo-nazis and blatantly racist white people with the same vigor they respond to people of color who express frustration over the racist shit white people do to them
Happy Earth Day with a sunset image from Alaska’s Katmai National Park shot at midnight.
Matthew Bell by Harry Carr @ Burberry
Race matters. Race matters in part because of the long history of racial minorities’ being denied access to the political process.
Race matters to a young man’s view of society when he spends his teenage years watching others tense up as he passes, no matter what neighborhood he grew up. Race matters to a young woman’s sense of self when she states her hometown, and then is pressed, ‘No, where are you really from?’
The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to speak openly and candidly on the subject of race, and to apply the Constitution with eyes open to the unfortunate effects of centuries of racial discrimination.