The Specials- A Message to You, Rudy (1979)
So when people leave, I’ve learned the secret: let them. Because, most of the time, they have to.
Let them walk away and go places. Let them have adventures in the wild without you. Let them travel the world and explore life beyond a horizon that you exist in. And know, deep down, that heroes aren’t qualified by their capacity to stay but by their decision to return.
|—||The Staying Philosophy (Everyday Isa)|
When your classmates wrinkled their noses at the scent of your lunch still lingering on your clothes,
Even though their ancestors had conquered half the world in search of the spices you ate.
How they jeered at your mother’s bindi, making crude jokes about how ridiculous it looked on her,
And after ten years, how they all wore the exact same ornament on their own foreheads to keep up with the current trends.
When they repeatedly stumbled over the sharp letters which formed your name, forcing you to repeat yourself several times before giving up;
Only to have those very letters tattooed on their own flesh, in a language they do not comprehend.
Your culture belongs to you,
Not to them.
|—||Muneeb Hasan [08.10.14] (via muneebb)|
Prayers to all of the people in that town. This is bullshit anyone is treated like this. It is fucking 2014 get ur shit together.
"We all bleed red but whos blood is in the streets?"
fuck the police, ferguson to palestine, fight the power, free the people, feel the power
friends are supposed to make you feel good about yourself
just remember that
And I see y’all leaving black women outta this like Renisha McBride’s trial wasn’t a week ago. Like Rekia Boyd wasn’t shot in the head while minding her own business. Like they ain’t kick in the wrong door and kill that little girl. Like that man ain’t beat that black woman in broad damn daylight a couple months ago. Like they didn’t kill that elderly lady in her house damn house that they weren’t suppose to be at.