If you blame Native American communities for their poverty, remember that the entire continent was stolen from them.

If you blame Black American communities for their relative poverty, remember that Black Americans were stolen from a continent, trafficked, and enslaved for nearly 300 years.

Tell me again about how your family ‘started from nothing’ when they immigrated. Didn’t they start from whiteness? Seems like a pretty good start.

The American Dream required dual genocides, but tell me again about fairness and equal opportunity. Tell me about democracy, modeled after the Iroquois Confederacy. Tell me your proud heritage, and I will show you the violence that made it so.
Kim Katrin Crosby, Keynote Speaker for LGBTQ History Month at Dartmouth, on September 30, 2013 (via xuron)

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10 year old Yemeni girl smiling after she was granted a divorce from her husband- a 30 year old man
Here’s what I found after looking into it. 
Nujood Ali was nine when her parents arranged a marriage to Faez Ali Thamer, a man in his thirties. Regularly beaten by her in-laws and raped by her husband, Ali escaped on April 2, 2008, two months after the wedding. 
On the advice of her father’s second wife, she went directly to court to seek a divorce. After waiting for half a day, she was noticed by a judge, Mohammed al-għadha, who gave her refuge. He had both her father and husband taken into custody.
Indeed, publicity surrounding Ali’s case is said to have inspired efforts to annul other child marriages, including that of an 8 year old Saudi girl who was allowed to divorce a middle-aged man in 2009.
BUT In 2013 Ali reported to the media that her father had forced her out of their home and is withholding her money granted by publishers. Her father has also arranged a marriage for her younger sister, Haifa.
I GOT THE INFORMATION FROM THIS WIKI PAGE
Also this girl has her own book

sixpenceee:

10 year old Yemeni girl smiling after she was granted a divorce from her husband- a 30 year old man

Here’s what I found after looking into it. 

Nujood Ali was nine when her parents arranged a marriage to Faez Ali Thamer, a man in his thirties. Regularly beaten by her in-laws and raped by her husband, Ali escaped on April 2, 2008, two months after the wedding.

On the advice of her father’s second wife, she went directly to court to seek a divorce. After waiting for half a day, she was noticed by a judge, Mohammed al-għadha, who gave her refuge. He had both her father and husband taken into custody.

Indeed, publicity surrounding Ali’s case is said to have inspired efforts to annul other child marriages, including that of an 8 year old Saudi girl who was allowed to divorce a middle-aged man in 2009.

BUT In 2013 Ali reported to the media that her father had forced her out of their home and is withholding her money granted by publishers. Her father has also arranged a marriage for her younger sister, Haifa.

I GOT THE INFORMATION FROM THIS WIKI PAGE

Also this girl has her own book

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pluralfloral:

this post is everything to me

u missed a quality post as soon as u left!

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pro-choice-or-no-voice:

Abortion statistics and facts! All information, charts and bar graphs are sourced above! A few sources accidentally left out: [x] [x] - Paige

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autistickanaya:

The stonewall riots were started by trans women of colour and nobody is allowed to forget that

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adoptpets:

'I blew her head off… that was awesome!' Devastated family claims cop shot their beloved dog Cali dead for no reason and then gloated about it

  • WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES
  • Cali the pit bull was gunned down by officer Brice Woolley (pictured bottom right) after she jumped over her garden fence in Ardmore, Oklahoma last week
  • Woolley said watching her collar fly into the air after shooting her in the head was awesome, according to Cali’s owner, Sarah Brown
  • Brown is now calling for justice and supporters want Woolley fired
  • But the police department said the dog was acting aggressively and officers feared she would hurt someone

A police officer shot dead a beloved family dog and then called the killing ‘awesome’, the animal’s family has claimed.

Sarah Brown, from Ardmore, Oklahoma, said she is devastated after her beloved pit bull Cali was gunned down by officer Brice Woolley (pictured bottom right) after it hopped over their garden fence last Wednesday.

Other members of the community are now joining her as she calls for justice and demands the officer to be fired.

Officers with the Ardmore Police Department said they had received several complaints about the dog acting aggressively and headed to the scene, arriving before animal control.

 According to a Facebook group set up in support for the slain animal, Woolley said, ‘I’m not waiting for animal control’, pulled out a shotgun and shot the dog through the neck, killing her.

'She had done nothing to provoke the office,' the page said. 'She died immediately.'

 Brown, who did not witness the incident, added to KFOR: ‘He turned back to the animal control officer and said, “Did you see the way her collar flew into the air when I blew her head off? That was awesome”.’

Woolley informed the animal control that he had shot the dog, adding: ‘We’ll just write in the report that she tried to attack you and others in the neighborhood’, according to witnesses.

 She said that her dog was never aggressive and was gentle around her young children, including a baby. But like other animals, Cali was territorial in her own yard, she said.

'I cried so much,' Brown said of her death. 'I knew this was totally unjust. Cali was family and it's not funny.'

As well as the Facebook group, a Change petition has been created to raise awareness of the story and to seek justice for Cali. It has already received more than 17,000 signatures.

Many of the visitors are demanding the officer lose his job.

Cpt. Eric Hamblin (pictured bottom left) told KFOR that Officer Woolley has received death threats about the incident, but that a review of the incident showed he acted according to protocol.

'I don't think it's wise for police department to wait for a dog acting aggressively actually bites somebody,' he said.

The police report added: ‘It was determined that the dog had to be euthanized for the safety of the nearby park and neighborhood as the dog’s owner could not be located, nor could it be captured.’

Brown argued that her neighbors have never complained to her about her dog being aggressive.

The officer continues to work pending the outcome of an investigation, police said.

adoptpets: The owner is clearly irresponsible because in a video she admits that the pit bull frequently jumped the fence and got loose. But the dog shouldn’t have to pay with his life for his bad owner’s decisions. The cop is clearly sadistic and takes joy in killing animals. He is a dangerous person and shouldn’t be protecting anyone.

Change Petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/ardmore-police-department-justice-for-cali

Justice for Cali FB page: https://www.facebook.com/Justice4Cali

And to see more info about the out of control problem of police officers shooting dogs for no reason visit this FB page: https://www.facebook.com/DogsShotbyPolice

ACAB

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becausebirds:

The magical Tufted Coquette! This beautiful hummingbird can be found sipping nectar in South America.

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