Adapted from from http://www.andersenstories.com/en/andersen_fairy-tales/the_little_mermaid
At least he reached his fifteenth year. “Well, now you are grown up,” said the old man, his grandfather, “so you must let me adorn you like your other brothers.” And he placed a wreath of white lilies in his hair and every flower leaf was half a pearl. Then the old man ordered eight great oysters to attach themselves to the tail of the prince to show his high rank.
"When we graduate, my friend and I want to start an organization to teach people in rural areas how to read. I was volunteering at a clinic last year, and I saw a child die of Cholera because the mother couldn’t remember the prescription instructions."
(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)
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"The women in my family were hardworking matriarchs. But the stories I saw on TV and movies and even in many books said they were anomalies."
I believe this article won a Hugo. It is a very long read. But worth your time if you have it.
But that’s the crux of white supremacist racial logic: the problem with black people is … well, black people – not mass incarceration and the deindustrialization of urban America, not educational inequality and generational poverty, not 400 years of slavery, lynchings, and Jim Crow. To be black in America is to be victimized and then made responsible for our victimization. We built this country. But, apparently, it is we who are lazy and dependent. We are bullied politically, socially and economically. But it is we who are called “thugs”.
“There is never an excuse for violence against police,” President Obama said. Yet there are endless excuses for state violence against black people. For mass incarceration, there’s the “war on drugs”. For poverty and unemployment, there’s “a culture of laziness” and “government dependence”. For the educational gap, there’s the burden of “acting white”. For Eric Garner: “loosies”. And for Michael Brown, there are stolen cigarillos, jaywalking or anything the police can say to shift the narrative from their white supremacist practices to black “ghetto” culture.
It is to say that black lives do not matter, that our babies deserve death and despair, that our communities don’t deserve protection and justice. — Nyle Fort (via downlo)
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(From what I understand, the police thought they heard a gunshot and started throwing tear gas into the crowd. Correct me if I’m wrong)
If you’re looking for me: I will be located near insanity. More precisely on the thin line between insanity and panic. Just around the corner of mortal agony. Not far from absurdity and idiocy. — Bernd das Brot (via wordsnquotes)