Tumblr Mouse Cursors

    evanescen-t:

    tryingtomakesenseofpeople:

    kyuubijrr:

    pitchblackglow:

    foxgrl:

    gokusgirl:

    funkycops:

    imperfectwriting:

    I went to the mall, and a little girl called me a terrorist. 

    My name is Ela.  I am seventeen years old.  I am not Muslim, but my friend told me about her friend being discriminated against for wearing a hijab.  So I decided to see the discrimination firsthand to get a better understanding of what Muslim women go through. 

    My friend and I pinned scarves around our heads, and then we went to the mall.  Normally, vendors try to get us to buy things and ask us to sample a snack.  Clerks usually ask us if we need help, tell us about sales, and smile at us.  Not today.  People, including vendors, clerks, and other shoppers, wouldn’t look at us.  They didn’t talk to us.  They acted like we didn’t exist.  They didn’t want to be caught staring at us, so they didn’t look at all. 

    And then, in one store, a girl (who looked about four years old) asked her mom if my friend and I were terrorists.  She wasn’t trying to be mean or anything.  I don’t even think she could have grasped the idea of prejudice.  However, her mother’s response is one I can never forgive or forget.  The mother hushed her child, glared at me, and then took her daughter by the hand and led her out of the store. 

    All that because I put a scarf on my head.  Just like that, a mother taught her little girl that being Muslim was evil.  It didn’t matter that I was a nice person.  All that mattered was that I looked different.  That little girl may grow up and teach her children the same thing. 

    This experiment gave me a huge wakeup call.  It lasted for only a few hours, so I can’t even begin to imagine how much prejudice Muslim girls go through every day.  It reminded me of something that many people know but rarely remember: the women in hijabs are people, just like all those women out there who aren’t Muslim. 

    People of Tumblr, please help me spread this message.  Treat Muslims, Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Pagans, Taoists, etc., exactly the way you want to be treated, regardless of what they’re wearing or not wearing, no exceptions.  Reblog this.  Tell your friends.  I don’t know that the world will ever totally wipe out prejudice, but we can try, one blog at a time.  

    coming up next on white people solve racism

    muslim women dont need your white saviour attitude, you might now finally realise what it’s like to be excluded from society because of a piece of garment but you’re never going to experience it in the way we do.

    she literally worded this so well and so honestly and tried so hard not to be rude, she just tried to understand what you go through. she’s not trying to be a saviour, she’s trying to raise awareness. she never said she’d solve anything or experience it like you do. stop doing exactly what other people do to you and shut down someones ideas just because of their color or religion or anything. this is a valid and completely pure hearted thing. 

    ^

    It’s funny how people act like white people are the biggest douchebags, and then act like total asshats themselves, huh?

    She did this to get a GLIMPSE into the shit Muslim women are put through. She never claimed total understanding; in fact she said that she “can’t even begin to imagine how much prejudice Muslim girls go through every day.” She ADMITTED that she doesn’t know everything these women go through, and yet she’s STILL attacked? I cannot fathom why it’s deemed “okay” to be prejudiced against white people, even when we try to understand what it is people of other ethnicities/skin tones/nationalities/religions/etc go through. If you want, we can stop trying to understand and let everyone wallow in their self-pity.

    Welcome to tumblr

    important

    (Source: olentaalla, via aiolli)

  1. clraft:

    how am i supposed to forget you when every time i go outside i see things that remind me of you

    like:

    • garbage cans
    • dog shit
    • asshole people
    • those babies that you want to punch in the face because they wont stop crying no matter what

    (via shouldnt)

  2. glitterglobe:

    important things to remember

    • if someone doesn’t reply to your message they are probably busy, not ignoring you
    • just because someone doesn’t message you first, it doesn’t mean they don’t care about you
    • if someone seems upset or distant they probably aren’t upset at you in particular
    • lots of people love you and you’re not annoying

    (Source: waluigiware, via touch-all-the-butts)

  3. I took a photo every 2 minutes over the span of about 2 hours at a 20 second exposure and animated it all together! This 2 second loop was the result! 

    Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho

    HOLY FUCK

    holy fuck you can actually see how the earth turns by paying attention to the stars

    this fucks me the fuck up

    (Source: illustratographer, via legalmexican)

  4. "I will not be your “sometimes”."

    Six Word Story #2 (via whispersofstardust)

    (via joshpeck)

  5. thekatediary:

    you should NEVER BE EMBARRASSED ABOUT YOUR LAUGH like of all the things that you should not be embarrassed about that is maybe the biggest. that is your happy making sound. i hope it sounds like a crazy donkey. you are beautiful. 

    (via touch-all-the-butts)

    bohemiangod:

    the-mighty-sloth:

    odelia-jay:

    »» The MLK that’s never quoted.

    and it’s no accident that this segment is conveniently left out of our education

    Where is this speech? I wanna hear the rest. I know he went in.

    (Source: beybad, via touch-all-the-butts)

  6. "

    I love being horribly straightforward. I love sending reckless text messages (because how reckless can a form of digitized communication be?) and telling people I love them and telling people they are absolutely magical humans and I cannot believe they really exist. I love saying, “Kiss me harder,” and “You’re a good person,” and, “You brighten my day.” I live my life as straight-forward as possible.

    Because one day, I might get hit by a bus.

    Maybe it’s weird. Maybe it’s scary. Maybe it seems downright impossible to just be—to just let people know you want them, need them, feel like, in this very moment, you will die if you do not see them, hold them, touch them in some way whether its your feet on their thighs on the couch or your tongue in their mouth or your heart in their hands.

    But there is nothing more beautiful than being desperate.

    And there is nothing more risky than pretending not to care.

    We are young and we are human and we are beautiful and we are not as in control as we think we are. We never know who needs us back. We never know the magic that can arise between ourselves and other humans.

    We never know when the bus is coming.

    "

    Rachel C. Lewis, Tell The People You Love That You Love Them    (via jaurmone)

    (via sunflower-mama)

  7. youphoric:

    humans are so cute, when we say goodbye we put our arms around each other and to show we love someone we bring them flowers. we say hello by holding each other’s hand, and sometimes tiny little dewdrops form in our eyes. for pleasure we listen to arrangements of sounds, press our lips together, smoke dried leaves, get drunk off of old fruit. we’re all just little animals, falling in love and having breakfast beneath billions of stars

    (via tobacconists)